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African urbanisation must be smart and sustainable for cities to be habitable far into the future

African city planners need a split strategy and focus in their planning and development efforts...

20 Jul 2017

The six worst ransomware

It's hard to keep track of the cybercriminal world as it seems these dark web creatures are constantly trying to outwit, outlast, and outplay each other with their destructive viruses...

By Colin Thornton 20 Jul 2017

Vote now for Women in ICT - Partnership for Change Awards

The second edition of the Women in ICT - Partnership for Change Awards, hosted by MTN in partnership with Kagiso Media and ITWeb's Brainstorm, is open for nominations from and for eligible female professionals...

20 Jul 2017

Digital safety training for SuperTeachers at iWeek

At this year's iWeek, being held in Durban from 4-7 September, WASPA will again sponsor digital safety training for educators participating in the ISPA SuperTeacher of the Year Competition...

14 Jul 2017

Do you really WannaCry? A simple guide on how to get hacked

You've probably read endless articles about how to protect yourself online. And that's fine if you're a chicken, or you want to plaster your life with bubble wrap...

By Melissa Viljoen 14 Jul 2017

Top 10 African countries committed to cyber security

The second edition of the Global Cybersecurity Index 2017, measured the commitment of ITU Member States to cyber security and highlighted a number of illustrative practices from around the world....

By Fundisiwe Maseko 12 Jul 2017

Utilities including nuclear firms hacked

WASHINGTON, US: Firms operating nuclear power plants and other energy facilities in the US have been hacked in recent months, the New York Times reported Thursday, 6 July...

10 Jul 2017

Cyber attacks moving to mobile

With individuals and businesses becoming increasingly dependent on mobile devices for everything from email to banking, cyber criminals have turned their attention to mobile platforms...

By Colin Thornton 7 Jul 2017

Ukraine claims it prevented fresh cyberattack

KIEV, Ukraine: Ukraine claims that it had thwarted a fresh cyberattack that was to be carried out via a programme blamed for spreading a virus that caused disruption across the globe last week...

6 Jul 2017

Global companies attacked, Department of Education hacked, are you armed?

Not only did thousands of companies suffer from a severe Petya ransomware attack last week, but closer to home was the hacking of South Africa's Department of Education's system...

By Damian Michael 6 Jul 2017

Global cyberattack source, motives unfold

NEWSWATCH: Following the global cyberattack that affected thousands of businesses last week, reports say it might not have been in an attempt to get money, and Ukraine says it's Russia that's behind it all...

By Ilse van den Berg 3 Jul 2017

Alison launches free course on NotPetya virus protection

Alison, a free online learning platform for workplace skills, has released a Certificate Course on the NotPetya virus, which has infected thousands of computers...

3 Jul 2017

New global ransomware attack disrupts thousands of companies

NEWSWATCH: This week saw another global ransomware attack spread across the globe affecting big companies such as WPP, Maersk, and FedEx, among many others...

By Ilse van den Berg 30 Jun 2017

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International

Microsoft announces 'some' job cuts

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Microsoft said Thursday it was cutting an unspecified number of jobs amid reports the US tech giant was reorganising its global sales operations.

7 Jul 2017

Apple opens first store in Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan: Apple opened its first store in Taiwan on Saturday with more than a thousand shoppers flocking to the site located in the island's landmark skyscraper and tallest building, Taipei 101.

4 Jul 2017

Silicon-on-Seine: world's biggest tech incubator opens in Paris

PARIS, France: Paris has taken a step closer to fulfilling its ambition of becoming Europe's technology capital with president Emmanuel Macron having inaugurated Station F, the world's largest startup incubator. on the banks of the Seine.

30 Jun 2017

Samsung to invest $380m in new US plant

NEW YORK, US: Samsung plans to invest $380 million and hire nearly 1,000 workers for a new manufacturing plant for home appliances in South Carolina, the company announced Wednesday.

29 Jun 2017

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