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Posts Tagged ‘cybercriminals’

  • 9 cyber-threat predictions for 2020

    December 2, 2019 • Lists, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

    Cyberattack methodologies have become more sophisticated in recent years magnifying their effectiveness and speed. For networks and organisations using sophisticated methods to detect and respond to attacks, the response might be for criminals to attempt to...

  • 7 ways to avoid falling prey to cyber criminals

    November 25, 2019 • Online & Social, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on 7 ways to avoid falling prey to cyber criminals

    With over 16 million Facebook users alone in South Africa, social interaction increasingly involves the conscious – and also unconscious – exchange of personal information online. Apart from the obvious security risks, “social media users often...

  • 10 tips to identifying a phishing email

    November 20, 2019 • Lists, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on 10 tips to identifying a phishing email

    In this modern-day, tech-savvy world, we would like to believe that we could never be fooled by a social engineering scam or phishing attempt. Phishing is the fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card...

  • INTERVIEW: Are humans the last line of defence when it comes to cybersecurity?

    October 9, 2019 • People, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on INTERVIEW: Are humans the last line of defence when it comes to cybersecurity?

    Cybercriminals know that it is far easier to access systems by ‘hacking-the-human’ than it is to go through technology. According to security software company Trend Micro, a staggering 91% of successful breaches started with attacks that were...

  • Cybersecurity Breaches to Increase by up to 70% in coming years, report says

    October 2, 2019 • SecurityComments Off on Cybersecurity Breaches to Increase by up to 70% in coming years, report says

    Technology forecasting agency, Juniper Research has found that the cost of data breaches will rise from $3 trillion each year to over $5 trillion in 2024, an average growth of 11% per annum. This will primarily be driven by increasing fines for data breaches...

  • Fintech startups left vulnerable as digital economy booms in Africa

    September 24, 2019 • Finance, SecurityComments Off on Fintech startups left vulnerable as digital economy booms in Africa

    In just two years, Africa’s fintech industry has boomed by 60% – this according to Toby Shapshak in an article for Forbes. The fintech ecosystem has grown to 491 from 301 in 2017, with $132.8 million raised in 2018 – proving the sector’s...

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    How to safeguard your online profile

    June 5, 2019 • SecurityComments Off on How to safeguard your online profile

    Millions of South Africans have an online presence, and most eagerly start and end each day checking Facebook, Twitter and Instagram profiles. However, many do not keep in mind that, with the amount of personal information they post online, they need to...

  • Password awareness critical in the fight against cybercrime says experts

    Password awareness critical in the fight against cybercrime says experts

    June 3, 2019 • SecurityComments Off on Password awareness critical in the fight against cybercrime says experts

    If you knew just how valuable your identity was, would you pay more attention to securing it? A recent Kaspersky Lab study revealed that digital identity data and information holds significant value to cybercriminals – who craft ways of gaining this data...

  • Trend Micro launches new channel programme in Sub-Saharan Africa.

    BYOD and IoT threats in the Workplace

    June 2, 2019 • SecurityComments Off on BYOD and IoT threats in the Workplace

    The concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming widely known and understood, not just in business but in the home too. The problem with IoT however is knowing what devices are IoT-enabled and which are not. Opening a huge security risk for businesses...

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    Hosting company warns against domain hijacking

    March 14, 2019 • SecurityComments Off on Hosting company warns against domain hijacking

    Domain names can be stolen, held hostage and used to wreak havoc for a business website owner. Domain hijacking entails cyber criminals unlawfully gaining access to a website’s unique domain in order to impersonate the business for other illegal...

  • Tech support scams are up, warns Microsoft

    March 11, 2019 • SecurityComments Off on Tech support scams are up, warns Microsoft

    Hackers are always on the lookout for new ways to make more money. Cybercriminals have an impressive arsenal of tools to use in order to retrieve data or money from someone’s network. One of the methods that they are using far more often is the tech support...

  • What is the cyber security recipe for SMEs?

    January 24, 2019 • Security, StartupsComments Off on What is the cyber security recipe for SMEs?

    Small and medium-sized businesses are becoming more and more attractive targets for cybercriminals – both direct and also as a starting point for larger attacks across a supply chain. Unfortunately, these companies often lack the experts, systems and...

  • Most businesses struggle with implementing adequate data protection-Study

    Preparing for the inevitable – what 2018 taught businesses about data protection

    January 22, 2019 • SecurityComments Off on Preparing for the inevitable – what 2018 taught businesses about data protection

    Around this time last year, commentators across the industry predicted that 2018 was going to be the ‘year of data protection’, and it was. Even halfway through the year, we had seen a number of high profile data breaches and the public’s...

  • Tapping into an open source eco-system critical in 2019

    January 21, 2019 • FeaturesComments Off on Tapping into an open source eco-system critical in 2019

    There are some big things set for 2019. Customer expectations continue to evolve, new technologies are developed to push the envelope and all of that leads to continuous transformation of our business, our people, our processes and of course, the technology...

  • Data security sits at the heart of democracy

    Data security sits at the heart of democracy

    January 15, 2019 • Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on Data security sits at the heart of democracy

    Military risks immediately spring to mind: a recent report found that even the Pentagon’s latest advanced military systems are vulnerable and can be “easily hacked”. The consequences for citizens of rogue military assets is unthinkable. But...

  • Cyber incidents, major risks for financial services -study

    Are we prepared to face 2019’s cyber security challenges?

    January 10, 2019 • SecurityComments Off on Are we prepared to face 2019’s cyber security challenges?

    “Technology is a queer thing. It brings you great gifts with one hand, and it stabs you in the back with the other,” wrote novelist and scientist C. P. Snow in the New York Times in 1971. It still rings true today. Every new tool or technology we...