The Internet of Things (IoT) – a term with which we are becoming increasingly familiar – refers to the interconnection of computing devices and sensors embedded into everyday objects. These objects include devices, vehicles, machines and even...
March 27, 2019 •
Fundi Maseko •
Comments Off on 2018 is the ‘Year of the Next-Gen cyberattack’-Carbon Black report
According to a global security report released in January 2019, a new breed of cyberattacks, seemingly fuelled by geopolitical tension between western democracies and countries including China, Russia and North Korea, is emerging – this against a background...
February 15, 2019 •
Fundi Maseko •
Comments Off on Cybercrime tools have become democratised reveals study
The second instalment of the 2019 Security Report by Check Point highlights how tools and services used to commit cyber-crime have become democratised, with advanced attack methods now available to anyone willing to pay for them, as part of the growing...
December 28, 2018 •
Fundi Maseko •
Comments Off on Top tips to protect your business from holiday hackers
Each year the festive season sees a peak in the number of cyberattacks, with hackers attracted by an increase in online purchases and lower vigilance levels. Online security giant Kaspersky reports that holiday season hacking rates increased by over 20% in...
December 12, 2018 •
Danielle Kruger •
Comments Off on Marriott’s data breach points to cybersecurity complacency
The recent Marriott data breach risked the privacy and creditworthiness of a half-billion guests who have stayed at the hotel chain since 2014, including those who booked through the Starwood reservation system that includes St. Regis, Westin, Sheraton and W...
Trend Micro has revealed that 86 percent of surveyed IT and security decision-makers across the globe believe their organisation needs to improve its awareness of IoT threats. This significant lack of knowledge accompanies rising threat levels and security...
October 5, 2018 •
Comments Off on Basic cyber hygiene practices that go a long way
When on the job at a corporate office, a healthcare organization, or an academic institution or government agency, or even when you are working from a local coffee shop, restaurant, or home office, your organization’s online safety and security is a...
October 2, 2018 •
Comments Off on Mimecast kicks off global cybersecurity awareness training initiative
Mimecast will use Cyber Security Awareness Month to introduce IT decision makers to its newest offering, Mimecast Awareness Training. Mimecast acquired Ataata in July 2018, creating the foundation for the new platform. Mimecast Awareness Training is designed...
September 13, 2018 •
Comments Off on The shift of risk – how cybersecurity is impacting GRC
Almost a third of South African businesses surveyed for PWC’s Global Economic Crime and Fraud Survey 2018 were affected by cybercrime over the past two years, ranking South Africa second for cybercrime, globally. On top of that, more than a quarter of...
September 11, 2018 •
Comments Off on Could home appliances knock down power grids?
Cybercriminals could rope internet-connected household appliances into a botnet in order to manipulate the demand side of the power grid and, ultimately, cause anything from local outages to large-scale blackouts, according to a study from a team of academics...
September 7, 2018 •
Comments Off on Of Machine Learning and Malware: what’s in store
It is no mean feat to find an area in business and technology where the proponents of Artificial Intelligence (AI) or Machine Learning (ML) don’t tout the benefits of any of their manifold applications. Cybersecurity is no exception, of course. Given...
Botnets are large volumes of distributed networked computers and devices that have been taken over by a cybercriminal. Botnets, also referred to as bots, are usually taken over by malicious software to enable remote control by a threat actor. They are set up...
More than 90 Percent of Global Organisations Reported the Volume of Phishing Attacks Have Increased or Stayed the Same in Past 12 Months Mimecast Limited, a email and data security company, today released its second-annual State of Email Security report that...
It’s no secret that the financial services industry is a top target for cybercriminals looking to steal valuable data. In fact, data shows that financial firms face daily attacks that attempt to bypass defences protecting a growing number of attack...
July 16, 2018 •
Comments Off on Fend off DDoS attacks with greater AI and automation
When every second counts, you need to make your response to a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack fast and decisive. A recent paper from NETSCOUT Arbor, which specialises in advanced DDoS protection solutions, clarifies how AI and automation can help...
Recent local cyberattacks are a forewarning of things to come and it clearly shows the vulnerabilities of South African companies. Although in recent attacks customers have not necessarily suffered any financial losses, this could quickly change with personal...