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Posts Tagged ‘cybersecurity’

  • Should we be redesigning our customer experiences?

    Advanced DDoS for SMEs from Arbor Networks

    February 14, 2018 • Security, SponsoredComments Off on Advanced DDoS for SMEs from Arbor Networks

    Around the globe, you don’t have to look far to find anecdotes about the increasing need for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to ramp up their cybersecurity arrangements. In South Africa, Professor Basie von Solms, Director of the Centre for Cyber...

  • Unpacking Bitcoin security

    Why decision-makers should reconsider their security focus this Valentine’s Day

    February 9, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Why decision-makers should reconsider their security focus this Valentine’s Day

    Love is purportedly in the air again, but is it being channelled in the right direction? As customers engage with your apps this Valentine’s, do you have the right strategy to secure a long-term relationship? In the quick-fire, post-Tinder world, those...

  • We need to educate users not just protect the business

    Millennials pose a greater cybersecurity risk in the workplace

    February 8, 2018 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on Millennials pose a greater cybersecurity risk in the workplace

    As a far more tech savvy generation, millennials pose a greater cybersecurity risk than any other generation in the workplace, with their desire to use the same devices for both personal and professional purposes. Many do not think about corporate security...

  • Building resilience against distributed threats at government level

    How banks should approach cybersecurity

    January 24, 2018 • Finance, Online & Social, Security, Southern Africa, SponsoredComments Off on How banks should approach cybersecurity

    If there’s one industry we should be most concerned about when it comes to cyber criminals and security, it’s the one that looks after our money. “The financial services industry is under continual threat from cyber crooks, and the methods they use to...

  • How AI, machine learning boost cyber security

    Understanding and measuring cyber risk

    January 23, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Understanding and measuring cyber risk

    Although the vast majority of organisations are turning to digital technologies to boost their brand and increasing their online presence, only a tiny percentage of businesses have cyber insurance policies in place. All stakeholders in the insurance sector...

  • Leveraging technology to boost productivity

    5 Ways to avoid Shadow IT

    January 22, 2018 • GeneralComments Off on 5 Ways to avoid Shadow IT

    What is Shadow IT? It is technology used within an organisation without explicit approval — could be aptly termed as the modern Trojan horse! Since these technologies are not IT-approved, they have the potential to allow ransomware and malware to invade an...

  • Welcome to the Future: The analytics age has starte

    User lock-down or education? Cybersecurity issues in a rapidly evolving landscape

    January 22, 2018 • Security, Southern Africa, SponsoredComments Off on User lock-down or education? Cybersecurity issues in a rapidly evolving landscape

    According to the recent PwC report, The Global State of Information Security Survey 2018, companies around the globe are becoming more reliant on cyber capabilities and this means that, in turn, they must also recognise and manage the associated risks, or...

  • Urgent steps needed to close Africa’s high-end IT security skills gaps

    Cybersecurity past and future: What’s come this year and what is coming

    January 19, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Cybersecurity past and future: What’s come this year and what is coming

    You know what they say about history: Those who don’t learn from it are doomed to repeat it. Another maxim about the future holds true, too: To predict the future, simply look at the past. With that in mind, here’s a quick overview of the current state of...

  • Festive fraud: this time it's personal

    Global cyberattacks amplify focus on security

    January 18, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Global cyberattacks amplify focus on security

    The most recent global cyber-attacks, WannaCry and Petya, have led to renewed focus on cybersecurity for business, worldwide. The risks remain rife as many boards still struggle to set the challenge in a business context, demystify the complexities and, move...

  • Financial departments under attack from malicious campaign, ESET discovers

    Only 18% of employees know their organisation’s IT security policies

    January 11, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Only 18% of employees know their organisation’s IT security policies

    A lack of IT security awareness remains a worrying reality for businesses around the world, according to a recent study of consumers conducted by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International. The research, which was released on 10 January 2018, found that in the...

  • 5 WordPress hosting features for high performance

    Top 6 online security resolutions for 2018

    January 8, 2018 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Online & Social, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Top 6 online security resolutions for 2018

    A new year will undoubtedly bring new cyber security threats as it is expected that this particular scourge will keep getting worse in 2018, according to experts. Individual Internet users, as well as businesses, will experience a rising number of breaches,...

  • Prioritise keeping your bitcoin safe, secure, and available

    Availability in the age of security risk

    December 18, 2017 • Security, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments Off on Availability in the age of security risk

    With ransomware attacks becoming increasingly prevalent, companies are more aware than ever of the need for effective cybersecurity measures. But despite this, not enough is being done to ensure the availability of data in the event of systems being...

  • Multi-cloud business models will shape the future

    Poor security practices could put cloud-driven business at risk

    December 14, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Poor security practices could put cloud-driven business at risk

    Research conducted by Kaspersky Lab has revealed that 35 percent of businesses globally admit that they are unsure if certain pieces of corporate information are stored on company servers or on those of their cloud providers. This makes the safeguarding and...

  • How AI, machine learning boost cyber security

    Why it’s important to have cyber insurance

    December 13, 2017 • SecurityComments Off on Why it’s important to have cyber insurance

    Global transportation technology company Uber Technologies has admitted it suffered a breach that saw hackers stealing the personal information of approximately 57 million customers and drivers. So how did it happen? It was reported that two hackers gained...

  • eCommerce automation set shake things up in South Africa

    Festive season cyber scam will cost between $50 and $5,000 per incident

    December 5, 2017 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Festive season cyber scam will cost between $50 and $5,000 per incident

    Consumers planning on purchasing their Christmas gifts online could be at risk of losing between US$ 50 and US$ 5,000 per incident. That’s because it’s the season when cybercriminals across the world are on the prowl to fill up their own Christmas...

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

    Cybersecurity report 2017: Africa in Top 10 targeted regions

    December 1, 2017 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Cybersecurity report 2017: Africa in Top 10 targeted regions

    As we draw closer to the end of the year, 2017 has seen more malware samples created each day than in the entire 20th Century. The targets have changed, the techniques have become more sophisticated, the attack vectors have multiplied, and the tools are more...