MENU

Posts Tagged ‘cybercrime’

  • Business leaders be warned, poor information management can and may be used against you.

    Neglect data management at your peril

    June 4, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Neglect data management at your peril

    With the introduction of the Protection of Personal Information (PoPIA) Act in South Africa in April this year, local businesses are now legally required to ensure that all client, supplier and employee information is stored, processed and destroyed in a...

  • Be cyber-savvy: Employees should not be secondary to technology

    Be cyber-savvy: Employees should not be secondary to technology

    June 1, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Be cyber-savvy: Employees should not be secondary to technology

    “Our employees are our greatest asset” is a phrase that continues to be published far and wide in a plethora of company profiles, human resources sections in annual reports, motivational speeches and so much more. “And while it does sound a...

  • Sextortion is one of top four types of e-mail phishing threats-Cofense report

    Protecting businesses and individuals from invoice fraud

    June 1, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Protecting businesses and individuals from invoice fraud

    Invoice fraud has been in the news this week after Goliath and Goliath, was hit by hackers who intercepted the company’s invoices to its clients; diverting over R300 000 from the comedy and entertainment agency and its subsidiary, The PR Bailiff. Fraud...

  • Telegram: The New Channel of Choice for Conducting Cyber Crime

    Telegram: The new channel of choice for conducting cybercrime

    May 31, 2018 • Online & Social, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Telegram: The new channel of choice for conducting cybercrime

    The Dark Web is a hive of illicit activity. From illegal guns and drug dealing to the Ransomware-as-a-Service programs, buyers and sellers can use this medium to trade and exchange both knowledge and products. The take-down of such Dark Web marketplaces,...

  • Brian Pinnock, Mimecast Africa and the Middle East

    The war on cybercrime – why all Kenyan organisations need to play their part

    May 30, 2018 • East Africa, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on The war on cybercrime – why all Kenyan organisations need to play their part

    Cyberattacks in Kenya are on the rise. There’s barely a day that goes by where you don’t hear about a major data breach or an organisation that has unsuspectingly fallen victim to ransomware, spear-phishing or impersonation fraud. The government has seen...

  • Old IoT vulnerabilities – a botnet gift that keeps on giving

    What You Should Know About Social Hacking…(and how to guard against it!)

    May 18, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on What You Should Know About Social Hacking…(and how to guard against it!)

    For both businesses and individuals, the dark threat of cybercrime is ever present – and increasingly comes disguised in many forms. In 2017, global businesses were badly hit by ransomware, a type of malware that leaves IT professionals and business leaders...

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

    High cost of cybercrime in Africa cause for concern

    May 9, 2018 • East Africa, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on High cost of cybercrime in Africa cause for concern

    African businesses need to take more decisive steps to prioritise data protection and enhance enterprise security in order to mitigate the high cost of cyberattacks. Ken Munyi, Country Manager at iWayAfrica Kenya says the millions of cyberattacks that take...

  • Corporate companies warned against targeted cyber attacks

    April 24, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Corporate companies warned against targeted cyber attacks

    Corporate companies are by no means immune to cybercrime, the latest report by McAfee indicates that it cost the global economy as much as $600 billion in 2017. According to Christopher Appanah, Claims Team Leader (PI and Liability) at SHA Specialist...

  • We need to educate users not just protect the business

    We need to educate users not just protect the business

    April 11, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on We need to educate users not just protect the business

    Cybercrime has overtaken all other types of crime as humans have embraced digital technology without really understanding it. Now, as digital, mobile and social technology becomes an integral part of our personal and work lives, the score has changed –...

  • Ignoring risk is not an option

    Ignoring risk is not an option

    April 6, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Ignoring risk is not an option

    Few business leaders are oblivious to the proliferation of cybercrime, particularly in light of high profile events such as Petya and WannaCry. But awareness does not always result in action, particularly when budget and skills constraints hamper large-scale...

  • Festive fraud: this time it's personal

    Limiting the ransomware threat

    April 3, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Limiting the ransomware threat

    Ransomware attacks, where a hacker uses malware that encrypts or locks an individual or businesses valuable files and systems, then demands a random to unlock them, is on the rise. These attacks have become commonplace, adding one more reason why consumers...

  • Mobility could be the best thing your business does this year

    How to choose the right enterprise mobility strategy for your business

    March 28, 2018 • Top StoriesComments Off on How to choose the right enterprise mobility strategy for your business

    In line with many of the recent technology forecasts, smartphone penetration has skyrocketed. Locally, statista.com has reported that the number of smartphone users in South Africa will reach over 25 million by 2022. In 2017, the number of smartphone users...

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

    Digital forensics is crucial to the security chain

    March 28, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Digital forensics is crucial to the security chain

    The past decade has seen developments in technology that were previously unimagined. Businesses around the globe are increasingly reliant on the Internet and other technologies that keep them connected to their customers, supply chains and crucial business...

  • Ignoring risk is not an option

    8 steps to protect your business

    March 27, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on 8 steps to protect your business

    The issue of information security is trending in the news again with multiple instances of hacking and information breaches that have exposed the private details of tens of millions in countries around the globe, including South Africa. Statistics collected...

  • Unpacking Bitcoin security

    Combating the seven swords of cybercrime

    March 23, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Combating the seven swords of cybercrime

    With automated tools and hackers for hire, cybercrime has turned into a game for profit. Recent research from F5 Labs shows that out of 429 reported breaches studied between 2005 and 2017, hackers gained $2.75 billion on the black market. The digital world...

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

    Demand for cyber insurance for business soars

    March 6, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Demand for cyber insurance for business soars

    For businesses across the public and private sector, a breach can mean enormous financial losses, catastrophic damage to reputation and customer confidence, as well as embarrassment and legal and regulatory fines. Simon Campbell-Young, CEO of MyCyberCare,...