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South Africa’s Cybersecurity Response Chairperson to Speak at #PubliSec2022

Irene Moetsana-Moeng, the Director at South Africa's Public Sector Agency & the Chairperson of the country's Cybersecurity Response Committee has been confirmed as a speaker at this year's Public Sector Cybersecurity Summit held on 2nd and 3rd August 2022. Moetsana-Moeng...

Is Hacking Humans Easier Than Machines?

When it comes to cybersecurity, technology is not enough. Yes, it is the foundation. But it is not enough to mitigate the growing threat of cybercrime. The reality is that, even with best-in-class security systems, firewalls, endpoint protections and zero-trust...

The State of Cyber Extortion Crime in South Africa

The KnowBe4 and ITWeb Ransomware Survey took a deep look into the South African organisation, finding that ransomware and cybercrime are increasingly impacting organisations on the continent. While many companies (32%) were attacked in 2021, some multiple times (12%), 64%...

Ports in SA Have Mostly Returned to Operations Following Transnet Cyberattack

Ports in South Africa have mostly returned to normal operations, according to the country's government. Last week, SA's port operations authority, Transnet, was struck by a massive ransomware attack that crippled its digital systems leaving South Africa's key container terminal...

33% of Companies Undergo Cyberattacks Twice a Month on Average, per Report

The Hiscox Cyber Readiness Report 2021 provided some concerning statistics and facts about the impact of cyber-crime. It is a game, and it is one that Hiscox fundamentally believes no business should leave to chance. Multiple threat vectors and variable...

Africans Reluctant to Leave WhatsApp Despite Increase in Cybersecurity Concerns

Africa’s mobile users are increasingly concerned about the mobile risks and the potential for digital identity theft; however, this is not stopping them from using their favourite messaging platforms and applications. This emerged in new research carried out by KnowBe4...

How to Create a Culture of Cybersecurity

Security. This is a word that can make a grown CFO tremble and an entire SOC crumble. It is the word that captures a complex landscape littered with complexity, cybercriminals and technology. It defines how well an organisation adheres to...

How COVID-19 has Changed the Shape of African Cybersecurity

The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed how people live, work and approach security. According to the 2020 KnowBe4 African Report - which collated insights from across South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Egypt, Morocco, Mauritius and Botswana - found that attitudes...

8 Online Safety Tips for the Holiday Season

The holiday season is a bonanza for criminals who see multiple opportunities to catch unwary shoppers, particularly online. We’ve long been attracted to the convenience of online shopping, and the pandemic’s lockdowns have galvanised our enthusiasm. Global digital commerce has...

Is Africa a Goldmine of Cybersecurity Opportunities?

Africa presents a wealth of opportunities for startups and innovators looking to address cybersecurity risk across the increasingly digitised continent - according to Anna Collard, SVP of Content Strategy & Evangelist for KnowBe4 Africa. Collard goes on to say that...
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Innovative AI Partnership Transforms Healthcare Technology

BroadReach Group and BAO Systems- a US-based health IT organization, have signed a collaboration agreement that will expand how...
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