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SA’s Cybersecurity Professionals Feel They’re “Losing Ground” Against Cybercriminals – Study

Less than 40% of South African security operations (SecOps) professionals are very confident in their ability to adapt to new online threats, with 34% only somewhat confident. While 18% are not confident in their ability to deal with continuously...

Want to Be a Cybersecurity Expert? Kaspersky is Now Offering an Online Course

Developed by Kaspersky’s own cybersecurity specialists, the course aims to help businesses enhance or even build a security operations centre (SOC) from scratch - and improve SOC and security team skills in threat hunting, incident detection and investigation. The course...

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...

How to Protect Yourself from Gift Card Scams This Holiday Season

This holiday season checking off that gift list will look a little different than in past years. Many shoppers are planning to rely on e-commerce for a significant amount of their holiday shopping. Digital gift card sales are also likely to...

Exclusive Networks Acquires Cyber Specialist to Establish Sub-Sahara African Presence

Exclusive Networks, a global trusted cybersecurity specialist for digital infrastructure, has completed its acquisition of Networks Unlimited. Networks Unlimited is a major regional value-added distributor serving 38 national markets in Africa with cybersecurity and infrastructure solutions. The acquisition establishes Exclusive...

Altron Security Appoints New Managing Director

JSE-listed technology company Altron has appointed Andrew Whittaker as its new Managing Director of Altron Security with effect from 1 December 2021. Previously Executive: Services and Business Development at Altron Security, Whittaker was responsible for sales, business development, marketing,...

Why PoPIA Compliance Remains a Challenge for Many SA Businesses

South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) officially came into effect in July and many businesses are still facing compliance challenges in how personal information is stored and processed. According to Sameer Kumandan, MD of SearchWorks, South Africa’s largest...

31.5 Million Cyberthreats Targeted SA Users in the First Half of 2021

The increase in cyberthreats recorded by global internet security firm Kaspersky in the first half of this year across South Africa amounted to 31.5 million. “Threats can be categorised as criminal (80% of attacks), targeted (19.9%), and advanced (0.01%). The...

How “Squid Game” is Being Used to Spread Malware & Steal User Info

During the month following its release, Squid Game, a South Korean survival drama TV series, became Netflix's biggest show, with more than 111-million viewers. Following this unprecedented demand from viewers, cybercriminals were not shy in taking advantage of fans’...

How to Prevent Further CyberAttacks on Businesses & Government Departments

The recent ransomware attacks on the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (DoJ) and the South African National Space Agency (Sansa) is a testament to the sophistication and aggressiveness of cybercrime in South Africa. In response to these attacks, organisations...
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Ericsson & MTN Collaborate for Digital Skills & Sustainability

Ericsson and MTN Group have unveiled a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2024 in...
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