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Posts Tagged ‘cybercrime’

  • Liberty launches tax-free investment app

    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...

  • 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...

  • No environment is immune to cyber attacks-Check Point study reveals

    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...