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Posts Tagged ‘cyberattacks’

  • Making a case for OT cybersecurity investment: how to present to the board

    Making a case for OT cybersecurity investment: how to present to the board

    September 19, 2019 • SecurityComments (0)

    Operational Technology (OT) is at a growing risk of cyberattack, bringing with it the danger of far-reaching and costly impacts. But OT in most traditional heavy industries and infrastructure facilities have been run in silos behind ‘air gaps’ for so long...

  • 5 WordPress hosting features for high performance

    5 WordPress hosting features for high performance

    June 11, 2019 • Online & Social, SponsoredComments Off on 5 WordPress hosting features for high performance

    Owners of high-performance websites drive more traffic. In turn, they generate higher profits. Many of these profitable websites operate on WordPress hosting. As a developer who uses WordPress, you need to find the best hosting providers that will assist you...

  • Kaspersky Lab enriches its APT Intelligence Reports with added actors' profiles and MITRE ATT&CK framework

    Kaspersky Lab enriches its APT Intelligence Reports

    April 25, 2019 • SecurityComments Off on Kaspersky Lab enriches its APT Intelligence Reports

    Kaspersky Lab has enhanced its APT Intelligence Reports with contextual information related to advanced persistent threat (APT) actors and added mapping to the MITRE ATT&CK threat model for previously discovered attacks. These improvements help security...

  • Will our homes become too smart for us?

    Will our homes become too smart for us?

    April 3, 2019 • Internet of Things, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Will our homes become too smart for us?

    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...

  • 2018 is the 'Year of the Next-Gen cyberattack'-Carbon Black report

    2018 is the ‘Year of the Next-Gen cyberattack’-Carbon Black report

    March 27, 2019 • SecurityComments 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...

  • Cyber incidents, major risks for financial services -study

    Cybercrime tools have become democratised reveals study

    February 15, 2019 • SecurityComments 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...

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    Top tips to protect your business from holiday hackers

    December 28, 2018 • SecurityComments 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...

  • Marriott’s data breach points to cybersecurity complacency

    Marriott’s data breach points to cybersecurity complacency

    December 12, 2018 • SecurityComments 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...

  • 5.8 Billion enterprise and automotive IoT endpoints will be in use in 2020-Gartner

    59 percent of corporate IoT attacks target office devices, finds Trend Micro

    November 26, 2018 • Internet of Things, SecurityComments Off on 59 percent of corporate IoT attacks target office devices, finds Trend Micro

    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...

  • OT organisations are stepping up cyber security focus- Fortinet study

    Basic cyber hygiene practices that go a long way

    October 5, 2018 • SecurityComments 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...

  • LAWtrust to offer cybersecurity training and education

    Mimecast kicks off global cybersecurity awareness training initiative

    October 2, 2018 • SecurityComments 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...

  • What are the top three targeted industries for cybercrime?

    The shift of risk – how cybersecurity is impacting GRC

    September 13, 2018 • SecurityComments 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...

  • Attackers exploit flaw in GDPR-themed WordPress plugin to hijack websites

    Could home appliances knock down power grids?

    September 11, 2018 • SecurityComments 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...

  • 2018 is the 'Year of the Next-Gen cyberattack'-Carbon Black report

    Of Machine Learning and Malware: what’s in store

    September 7, 2018 • SecurityComments 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...

  • Preventing your network from becoming a Botnet

    Preventing your network from becoming a Botnet

    September 7, 2018 • Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on Preventing your network from becoming a Botnet

    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...

  • Mimecast Unveils Second-Annual State of Email Security Report

    Mimecast unveils second-annual State of Email Security Report

    August 8, 2018 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Mimecast unveils second-annual State of Email Security Report

    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...