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The Current & Future State of Smart OT Security

It’s no surprise that security and network professionals working in operational technology (OT) environments are eager to take advantage of the emerging capabilities of digital transformation. Adopting modern technologies like cloud computing, machine automation, and the Internet of Things (IoT) across the industrial...

Sophos Announces Sophos X-Ops

Sophos, a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity, today announced Sophos X-Ops, a new cross-operational unit linking SophosLabs, Sophos SecOps and Sophos AI, three established teams of cybersecurity experts at Sophos, to help organizations better defend against constantly changing and...

ID Cards, Home Addresses of Nigerians Exposed in Huge Alleged Government Security Failure

A new report from the cyber-security team of online resource supplier Website Planet indicates that a huge alleged security fault at Nigerian government healthcare organisation PLASCHEMA (Plateau State Contributory Health Care Management Agency) has exposed over 45GBs of personal...

How a Career in Cybersecurity Can Secure Your Future

According to a salary and hiring report by the professional recruitment group, Michael Page, cybersecurity is one of the top in-demand technology jobs in South Africa. Cybersecurity is an issue of critical importance and companies are prioritising hiring talent with...

Ransomware Attacks on Healthcare Organizations Increased 94%, According to Sophos

Sophos, a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity, has published a new sectoral survey report, “The State of Ransomware in Healthcare 2022.” The findings reveal a 94% increase in ransomware attacks on the organizations surveyed in this sector. In 2021, 66%...

The Importance of Training in Managing a Cybersecurity Skills Shortage

According to a report released by Ireland-based multinational professional services company Accenture, a low investment in cyber security, and immature cybercrime legislation, makes South Africa a target for cybercrime, with the country registering the third-highest number of cybercrime victims...

The Most Vulnerable IoT Devices: Think Before You Buy This Black Friday

With the shopping season approaching, it’s likely that internet-connected gadgets and toys will be a popular item on many users’ wish lists, as more than 88% of people use IoT (Internet of Things) devices in their households. However, cybersecurity experts...

How Microsoft Was Able to Thwart the Largest DDoS Attack Ever

A massive 2.4 terabytes per second (Tbps) Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attack has been mitigated by Microsoft, the company says. The attack targeted an Azure customer in Europe and was 140% higher than the highest attack bandwidth volume Microsoft previously...

FirstNet Technology Services Broadens its Security Offering with EDR Solution from Fortinet

FirstNet Technology Services, a First Technology Group company, has broadened its security portfolio offering to include endpoint detection and response (EDR). As a long-time Fortinet partner, FortiEDR was the natural choice. This is according to Dave Campbell, Product Manager: Cloud...

South Africa Sees 42% Increase in Financial Malware in First Half of 2021

A combination of increasingly sophisticated propagation technologies and continued economic uncertainties resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic have seen the number of financial malware attacks reported in South Africa during the first half of 2021 increase by more than 10,400...
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Unlocking Cybersecurity: Veeam’s Ian Engelbrecht on Public Sector Cyber Defense

In today's rapidly evolving cybersecurity landscape, the public sector faces unique challenges in safeguarding its infrastructure and data. Unlike...
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