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  • How to protect your heart and money from Romantic Phishing

    February 14, 2019 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

    Kaspersky Lab experts have detected a sharp increase in phishing activities from criminals offering users various romantic goods on the eve of St. Valentine’s Day. The total number of user attempts to visit fraudulent websites with a romantic theme that...

  • Government CIOs to invest in cybersecurity and data analytics in 2019

    January 24, 2019 • FeaturesComments Off on Government CIOs to invest in cybersecurity and data analytics in 2019

    Cloud solutions, cybersecurity and analytics are the top technologies targeted for new and additional spending by public sector CIOs in 2018, while data center infrastructure is the most commonly targeted for cost savings, according to a survey from...

  • 2019 cybercrime and financial trends

    2019 cybercrime and financial trends

    January 22, 2019 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on 2019 cybercrime and financial trends

    The same concept holds true for cybercrime and the Financial Services industry. At the end of the day, regardless of who the ultimate victim of a cyberattack is, the end goal of most cyber events continues to be financial gain. Cybercriminals increasingly...

  • Networks Unlimited Africa and Cofense stand against phishing

    Networks Unlimited Africa and Cofense stand against phishing

    January 18, 2019 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Networks Unlimited Africa and Cofense stand against phishing

      Cofense, a provider of human-focused phishing defence solutions which enable people to identify, report, and mitigate such threats as spear phishing and malware, is keenly aware that small businesses are significant targets for cyber attackers. This is...

  • Create a cybersecurity culture

    January 16, 2019 • SecurityComments Off on Create a cybersecurity culture

    ‘Cybersecurity’ is still a relatively new word, making its first appearance to reference “protecting a computer or computer system” in 1989. Since then, the term has evolved to incorporate every aspect of IT, information and...

  • 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...

  • New Year's resolutions: Get your passwords shipshape

    New Year’s resolutions: Get your passwords shipshape

    January 14, 2019 • SecurityComments Off on New Year’s resolutions: Get your passwords shipshape

    Many of us entered 2019 with a boatload of New Year’s resolutions. Doing more exercise, fixing unhealthy eating habits and saving more money are all highly respectable goals in their own right, but could it be that they don’t go far enough in an era with...

  • Cybersecurity predictions for 2019 according to Panda Security Annual Report

    Cybersecurity predictions for 2019 according to Panda Security Annual Report

    December 18, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Cybersecurity predictions for 2019 according to Panda Security Annual Report

    If 2017 was the year of ransomware then 2018 has been the year of the hack. The increasingly sophisticated threats coupled with the implementation of data protection regulations made this 2018 a challenging year in cybersecurity. The introduction of the...

  • Collaboration is key to protecting critical infrastructure from cyber threats

    December 10, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Collaboration is key to protecting critical infrastructure from cyber threats

    National power grids are increasingly becoming a target of hackers and attacks. Several hacks have been reported across the globe in recent years, drawing the world’s attention to the vulnerability of national power supply systems, and bringing into...

  • Data security sits at the heart of democracy

    What’s causing today’s IT security gap?

    December 10, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on What’s causing today’s IT security gap?

    What’s stopping global businesses from protecting their assets despite significant investments in cybersecurity programmes? That’s the question we asked ourselves when trying to determine what the reasons are behind the dangerous gap in modern IT...

  • The terabit era: get ready for bigger DDoS attacks

    The terabit era: get ready for bigger DDoS attacks

    December 9, 2018 • Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on The terabit era: get ready for bigger DDoS attacks

    When it comes to mitigating distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, security professionals have long been concerned about the growing volume and frequency of such incidents. NETSCOUT Arbor, which specialises in advanced DDoS protection solutions, says...

  • New Year's resolutions: Get your passwords shipshape

    Employees’ cybersecurity habits worsen, survey finds

    December 2, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Employees’ cybersecurity habits worsen, survey finds

    The prevalence of cybersecurity incidents and the concomitant growing concerns about any organization’s cybersecurity posture haven’t done much to discourage many employees from engaging in poor security habits, a survey has found. In some respects,...

  • It's easier than ever for Android users to accidentally downloaded malware

    Over 500,000 Android users accidentally downloaded malware

    November 26, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Over 500,000 Android users accidentally downloaded malware

    When it comes to the security of our personal devices, phones drop down to the bottom of the list almost every time. We’re far too trusting of app developers and stores like Google Play to even consider that there might be something malicious hiding in...

  • Forcepoint Cybersecurity Predictions for 2019

    Forcepoint Cybersecurity Predictions for 2019

    November 23, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Forcepoint Cybersecurity Predictions for 2019

    Today we announce the release of our 2019 #Cybersecurity Predictions Report! This year’s report includes insights about #AI, cyber cold warfare, and where cyber professionals expect risks to increase in general. Read the full report:...

  • Don’t start the New Year in debt

    Black Friday tips: Safe shopping starts with awareness

    November 20, 2018 • Retail, SecurityComments Off on Black Friday tips: Safe shopping starts with awareness

    One of the most common pieces of advice we get about avoiding phishing scams is that, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Except this doesn’t really apply on Black Friday. For one day a year (23rd November this year), retailers take...

  • WannaCry ransomware is still affecting almost 75,000 users

    WannaCry ransomware is still affecting almost 75,000 users

    November 16, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on WannaCry ransomware is still affecting almost 75,000 users

    One and a half years after its epidemic, WannaCry ransomware tops the list of the most widespread cryptor families and the ransomware has attacked 74,621 unique users worldwide. These attacks accounted for 28.72% of all users targeted by cryptors in Q3 2018....