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Posts Tagged ‘cyberattacks’

  • 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...

  • Hosting company warns against domain hijacking

    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...

  • Five Predictions for IoT in 2019

    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...

  • How you can keep your organisation safe from mobile threats during the holidays

    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...

  • Mimecast kicks off global cybersecurity awareness training initiative

    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...

  • 10 Things to know about mobile payments in Africa

    The risks mobile payments present to financial service

    August 5, 2018 • Finance, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on The risks mobile payments present to financial service

    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...

  • Five tips to avoid the pitfalls of the robotic automation hype

    Fend off DDoS attacks with greater AI and automation

    July 16, 2018 • SecurityComments 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...

  • Research reveals how criminals target fax machines to take over networks and spread malware

    Companies at risk of unauthorised access to critical data

    July 15, 2018 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Companies at risk of unauthorised access to critical data

    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...