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  • 61 percent of consumers say social media sites pose greatest risk for exposing data

    61 percent of consumers say social media sites pose greatest risk for exposing data

    December 6, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on 61 percent of consumers say social media sites pose greatest risk for exposing data

    A majority of consumers are willing to walk away from businesses entirely if they suffer a data breach, with retailers most at risk, according to the research from Gemalto. Surveying 10,500 consumers globally, Gemalto found that, across all ages, 93% are...

  • Data breaches compromised 4.5 billion records in first half of 2018 says Gemalto

    Data breaches compromised 4.5 billion records in first half of 2018 says Gemalto

    October 9, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Data breaches compromised 4.5 billion records in first half of 2018 says Gemalto

    Gemalto, a digital security company, released the latest findings of the Breach Level Index, a global database of public data breaches, revealing 945 data breaches led to 4.5 billion data records being compromised worldwide in the first half of 2018....

  • The impact of hyper-availability on e-tailing

    How to stay ahead of data breaches in a Hyper-Available world

    August 25, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on How to stay ahead of data breaches in a Hyper-Available world

    Security breaches are an ongoing threat in the digital landscape. The impact they pose on a data-driven business can be catastrophic. Being able to access sensitive personal or corporate data, compromise it, and take parts of your business offline while it is...

  • 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...

  • Kaspersky Lab to open office in Rwanda

    Data breaches are putting digital transformation strategies at risk, finds Kaspersky Lab

    May 29, 2018 • Digital Transformation, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Data breaches are putting digital transformation strategies at risk, finds Kaspersky Lab

    According to new research from Kaspersky Lab, safeguarding data continues to present new challenges for businesses, with the most expensive cybersecurity incidents over the last 12 months related to data protection. In an effort to enable digital...

  • Ignoring risk is not an option

    8 steps to protect your business

    March 27, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on 8 steps to protect your business

    The issue of information security is trending in the news again with multiple instances of hacking and information breaches that have exposed the private details of tens of millions in countries around the globe, including South Africa. Statistics collected...

  • How marketing leaders can manage digital risks

    How marketing leaders can manage digital risks

    January 29, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on How marketing leaders can manage digital risks

    The marketing field has seen unimaginable technology shifts that have made the world a more connected and efficient digital machine. Marketing leaders can now engage digitally with consumers around the globe on so many screens (watch, mobile, tablet, laptop,...

  • South Africa at higher risk of data breaches, says phishing trend report

    South Africa at higher risk of data breaches, says phishing trend report

    January 15, 2018 • Security, Southern Africa, SponsoredComments Off on South Africa at higher risk of data breaches, says phishing trend report

    The recent release by PhishMe, a provider of human phishing defence solutions, of its South Africa Phishing Response Trends Report shows some startling findings in terms of security incidents stemming from deceptive e-mails. According to the report, some 90...

  • Fortinet Q4 threat landscape report confirms previous predictions of swarm attacks

    Networks Unlimited supports SA’s evolution of the digital classroom

    August 15, 2017 • Education, Security, Southern Africa, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments Off on Networks Unlimited supports SA’s evolution of the digital classroom

    The growing threat of ransomware today looms across a number of different industries – healthcare, retail, hospitality, finance and insurance, government, professional services, technology and manufacturing – and education is not immune. However,...

  • Data breaches compromised 4.5 billion records in first half of 2018 says Gemalto

    2016 Breach Level Index Shows 86% Rise In Data Breaches

    March 28, 2017 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on 2016 Breach Level Index Shows 86% Rise In Data Breaches

      Gemalto, a digital security company, today released the findings of the Breach Level Index. It revealed that 1,792 data breaches led to almost 1.4 billion data records compromised worldwide during 2016, an increase of 86% compared to 2015.  The...

  • Cio

    It’s time for CIOs to change strategy in the fight against consumer tech

    October 6, 2015 • Top StoriesComments Off on It’s time for CIOs to change strategy in the fight against consumer tech

    Every day we hear about new data breaches or data losses, with high profile cases bringing data security into the mainstream news agenda. There is no denying that the role of today’s CIO is increasingly complex and unpredictable. This is partly thanks to...

  • Gemalto unveils findings of 2015 Breach Level Index

    September 9, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Gemalto unveils findings of 2015 Breach Level Index

    Gemalto has unveiled the findings of the Breach Level Index for the first six months of 2015, revealing that 888 data breaches occurred, compromising 246 million records worldwide. Compared to the first half of 2014, data breaches increased by 10% while the...

  • If data is the new oil how do we protect it?

    August 12, 2015 • Top StoriesComments Off on If data is the new oil how do we protect it?

    What motivates the bad guys? Hackers are driven to our data for two, simultaneous reasons: they are after the “easy money”. “Easy”, in that right now there may be a hundred thousand potential ways of getting access to data, so why make it too hard?...

  • No more data loss coverups for SA businesses

    April 20, 2015 • Top StoriesComments Off on No more data loss coverups for SA businesses

    South Africa has a historical culture of non-disclosure and cover-ups when it comes to data loss and data breaches – but, the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act will force much greater transparency. The Act establishes eight data protection...