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Data security sits at the heart of democracy

Military risks immediately spring to mind: a recent report found that even the Pentagon's latest advanced military systems are vulnerable and can be "easily hacked". The consequences for citizens of rogue military assets is unthinkable. But that fear is...

61 percent of consumers say social media sites pose greatest risk for exposing data

A majority of consumers are willing to walk away from businesses entirely if they suffer a data breach, with retailers most at risk, according to the research from Gemalto. Surveying 10,500 consumers globally, Gemalto found that, across all ages, 93%...

Getting to grips with ‘Silent Cyber’

As cyber risk becomes more ubiquitous, costing the globe up to R8.6 trillion a year – attacks such as NotPetya and WannaCry remind us that digital world risks are moving into the physical world with crippling business interruption, legal...

What small businesses don’t know – They are a target

Small companies with under 50 employees have to deal with cyberthreats like everyone else, but unlike larger firms, they might not be able to prioritise IT security, with their focus being primarily on business growth. In fact, small businesses...

PwC launches OT Cybersecurity competency to assist in detecting potential cyber attacks

Worldwide, cyber threats have become increasingly sophisticated and complex. As organisations embrace new technologies without fully understanding the implications these may have on the entire enterprise, they are rendering themselves susceptible to an array of cyber-security threats. A cyber attack...

Network Security 101: Cyber security basics

Cyber Security Basics Our Network 101 mini-series covers of cybersecurity basics to help you understand one of the biggest threats facing business today –and what you can do about it. If you think your business is too small to matter to...

The Redstor guide to effective, robust corporate security

There is a heightened sense of cybersecurity in the corporate world. Companies are now more aware than ever before of the level of risk they are exposed to and the real danger that sophisticated cyber threats pose. Cyber-criminals are using...

South Africa’s growing Cyber threats

During my visit to BDO Norway last week, where I attended a tour of the BDO CERT facility, to personally see the operation of SOC (Security Operations Centre) & SIEM technology (Security Information and Event Management) services in action,...

Calisto variant has reemerged to threaten Mac users with backdoor access

Trojan malware is among today’s most frequently deployed cyber threats, with two of the latest variants, Quasar and Sobaken being used primarily for government and corporate espionage. Additionally, Vermin, an open-source, Remote Access Trojan or RAT has been targeting victims...

Don’t be left a fool this World Backup Day

On Saturday, March 31st, 2018 is World Backup Day – a celebration and awareness day for one of the most critical IT strategies that modern organisations must implement. With growing data sets, complex environments, data protection laws that can be...
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How is technology revolutionizing payment reconciliation for retailers?

As retailers expand into mid-market and beyond, the manual reconciliation of payments becomes increasingly complex and costly. With hundreds...
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