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Posts Tagged ‘cybercrime’

  • Cybersecurity predictions for 2019 according to Panda Security Annual Report

    South African cybercrime bill enters its final legislative cycle

    December 5, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on South African cybercrime bill enters its final legislative cycle

    As South Africa’s business sector continues to expand across a myriad of digital platforms, cybercrime continues to threaten this burgeoning digital sphere. “There are many victims of cybercrime, with limited recourse available in terms of current South...

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

    Why SMEs are especially vulnerable to cyber incidents

    November 28, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Why SMEs are especially vulnerable to cyber incidents

    As cyber criminals become more sophisticated and confident, we are starting to see more high profile cyber breaches make headlines. However, with much attention placed on large-scale cyber incidents, we often forget that Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)...

  • Mimecast launches IBM QRadar app

    November 27, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Mimecast launches IBM QRadar app

    Mimecast Limited has launched Mimecast for IBM Qradar – an app that integrates email security data into IBM’s security intelligence technology. The new Mimecast for IBM QRadar app is designed to offer joint customers improved visibility into potential...

  • Business continuity and disaster recovery – what businesses need to know

    November 27, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on Business continuity and disaster recovery – what businesses need to know

    The smallest disruption to a business can have a long-lasting impact, from interrupted production to lost customers. It’s critical that businesses have a business continuity plan in place to not only minimise the impact and recover from any incident...

  • What are the top three targeted industries for cybercrime?

    What are the top three targeted industries for cybercrime?

    November 16, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on What are the top three targeted industries for cybercrime?

    Cybercrime is on the rise and virtually every industry is being affected in some way. However, some industries appear to be more susceptible than others. Let’s take a look at the industries believed to be the most attractive to cybercriminals, why, and what...

  • Cyber incidents, major risks for financial services -study

    Human element is the biggest threat to your cyber security

    November 12, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Human element is the biggest threat to your cyber security

    Cybercrime attacks are increasingly becoming popular and more sophisticated. Although businesses spend large amounts of money and resources on cyber security, they are still hacked and infected with various malware threats. One of the greatest threat to the...

  • Your digital identity could be on sale for less than $50

    Your digital identity could be on sale for less than $50

    November 6, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Your digital identity could be on sale for less than $50

    While many of us have heard of, or even fallen victim to, cybercrimes such as data and identity theft, it seems that relatively few know the value of the information stolen from us. A new study from Kaspersky Lab has revealed that while our identity may not...

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

    How CISOs can maintain corporate privacy as employees adopt emerging technologies

    November 5, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on How CISOs can maintain corporate privacy as employees adopt emerging technologies

    Today’s workforce is increasingly comprised of millennials and other tech-savvy individuals that are accustomed to using technology in every aspect of their lives. As new technology emerges, this group of employees expects a seamless user experience across...

  • 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...