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Posts Tagged ‘cybercrime’

  • South Africans “third most likely” to fall for online scams-study

    South Africans “third most likely” to fall for online scams-study

    October 31, 2018 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africans “third most likely” to fall for online scams-study

    Tech support scams affected 71% of South African consumers in 2018, down seven points from figures in 2016, according to Microsoft’s latest global research into the phenomenon. The Global Tech Support Scam Research report examined the incidence and...

  • What is the cyber security recipe for SMEs?

    Encrypted traffic: making what’s vulnerable more visible

    October 31, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Encrypted traffic: making what’s vulnerable more visible

    Dealing with encrypted traffic can be complex, costly, and disruptive. The problem escalates immeasurably if you are operating blind to cyber threats, which is basically what businesses are doing without a comprehensive SSL/TLS strategy in place. Regrettably,...

  • Cybersecurity predictions for 2019 according to Panda Security Annual Report

    Five tips for consumers to protect themselves against cybercrime

    October 3, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Five tips for consumers to protect themselves against cybercrime

    A recent Mastercard survey even found that South Africans increasingly see data breaches as the ‘new normal’ – 70% of people surveyed believe there’s not much they can do to protect their personal and financial information. According...

  • Rob Lith, Business Development Director at Connection Telecom

    Harness the benefits of AI to benefit your business tomorrow – and today

    September 28, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on Harness the benefits of AI to benefit your business tomorrow – and today

    Job loss. Depersonalisation. Irrelevance to certain industries. When it comes to discussions around the impact of AI (artificial intelligence) and automation on business, the popular narrative tends to be negative. Forward-thinking company owners and...

  • 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...

  • Robert Lipovsky unpacks popular cyber threats

    Interview: Senior Malware Researcher at ESET unpacks popular cyber threats

    September 11, 2018 • People, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Interview: Senior Malware Researcher at ESET unpacks popular cyber threats

    Cybercrime remains a looming threat in the ICT sector and doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. Cybercriminals continue to find new and sophisticated ways to override security protocols for malicious purposes. In 2017, we saw the rise of ransomware as...

  • Over one third of all phishing attacks target customers in the financial sector

    August 17, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Over one third of all phishing attacks target customers in the financial sector

    In the second quarter of 2018, Kaspersky Lab’s anti-phishing technologies prevented over 107 million attempts to visit phishing pages, of which 35.7% were related to financial services and targeting customers through fake banking or payment pages. The IT...

  • How AI, machine learning boost cyber security

    Startups need cyber insurance too

    August 17, 2018 • Security, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Startups need cyber insurance too

    It’s too easy for small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to dismiss cybercrime, because they view themselves as too small to be attractive targets for criminals. However, this is not the case. Simon Campbell-Young, CEO of MyCybercare, says that in...

  • BankTech 2018 Southern Africa Conference: 3 – 4 October 2018

    BankTech 2018 Southern Africa Conference: 3 – 4 October 2018

    August 14, 2018 • Events, SponsoredComments Off on BankTech 2018 Southern Africa Conference: 3 – 4 October 2018

    Trade Conferences International brings industry professionals another informative, interactive and innovative conference on the 03 & 04 October 2018 at the Indaba Hotel, Fourways in Johannesburg. The BankTech 2018 Southern Africa Conference will address...

  • Beware of cybercriminals who prey on holiday shoppers

    Network Security 101: Introduction to Cyber Security

    July 31, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Network Security 101: Introduction to Cyber Security

    The news these days is awash with stories about cyber-attacks and network security. While cybercrime has been around as long as the Internet has, the frequency and sophistication of attacks increase daily. This is not a fad or trend. It is the stark reality...

  • 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...

  • Addressing your data breach risk

    Addressing your data breach risk

    July 4, 2018 • Southern AfricaComments Off on Addressing your data breach risk

    In the wake of recent data breach incidents, it is imperative that businesses give the provisions of the Protection of Personal Information Act, No 4 of 2013 (Act) their full attention, even though the substantive provisions of the Act are not yet in force....

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

    ESET joins Cybersecurity Tech Accord

    June 26, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on ESET joins Cybersecurity Tech Accord

    It was over thirty years ago that the founders of ESET created the first version of the now globally recognised antimalware product used on over 110 million devices in homes, workplaces and on mobile devices. Their commitment, and that of everyone at ESET, is...

  • nCipher, Credence Security to offer data protection solutions across Sub-Saharan Africa

    Limiting the ransomware threat

    June 21, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Limiting the ransomware threat

    Cybercrime resulting in the loss of funds is at an all-time high. While the latest company to be in the spotlight as a result of being hacked is Liberty, there is a growing list of businesses who have been breached. Simon Campbell-Young, CEO of MyCybercare,...

  • Putting people first in the automotive industry

    Assessing the human equation in the cybercrime epidemic

    June 19, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Assessing the human equation in the cybercrime epidemic

    Cybercrime is rampant in South Africa. In a 2017 report, Gartner predicted that cybercrime might become the greatest threat to every person, place, and thing in the world within the next five years. The recent data breach at Liberty is testament to this. Last...

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

    South African businesses reluctant to insure against cyber-attacks, despite past incidents

    June 5, 2018 • Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on South African businesses reluctant to insure against cyber-attacks, despite past incidents

    South African companies have suffered several cyber-crime incidents over the past few years, yet local businesses are still reluctant to insure against this risk. Roy Wright, Head of Risk Solutions at leading financial advisory group GTC, believes there are...