All the 2018 AfricaCom Awards winners

The 2018 AfricaCom Awards were announced at a colourful and festive Mardi Gras themed event in Cape Town last night...

3 days ago

Your staff are the biggest threat to your cyber security

The greatest threat to the data security of any organisation is often traced to an oblivious employee...

3 days ago

#Africacom2018: What's really chewing up your data

"I never subscribed for that, now all my data is gone!" It's a common call centre complaint, and also the basis of a highlight of the AfricaCom 20/20 track: The keynote address by Dimitris Maniatis, head of Secure-D at Upstream, who revealed the scary reality of smartphone data fraud...

By Leigh Andrews 13 Nov 2018

Study shows people and organisations don't fully trust anyone with their online data

From cybercriminals to their own government, employers and even family, people worry about who could access their online life...

13 Nov 2018

The specialised security concerns of OT networks

As with traditional IT networks, Operational Technology (OT) networks are undergoing a digital transformation process of their own...

By Doros Hadjizenonos 13 Nov 2018

Is your AV causing more harm than good?

Reflecting on unrelenting cyber attacks, is it time to consider whether we are having the right kind of cybersecurity discussion?

12 Nov 2018

The (near-inescapable) cyber risks to South African SMEs

South Africa is a particularly attractive proposition for cybercriminals. The global Cyber Exposure Index ranks South Africa...

By Heino Gevers 12 Nov 2018

Avoid following a tick-box approach in your DDoS defences

Following a tick-box approach in business is not always a good thing...

12 Nov 2018

British Airways highlights need for GDPR compliance

Earlier this year, Liberty Life became one of the first global firms to suffer a major breach under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)...

By Gary Allemann 7 Nov 2018

Digital forensics is crucial to the security chain

The past decade has seen developments in technology that were previously unimagined. However, they have also become tools for cybercriminals...

By Simon Campbell-Young 6 Nov 2018

How CISOs can maintain corporate privacy

Today's workforce is increasingly comprised of millennials and other tech-savvy individuals that are accustomed to using technology in every aspect of their lives. As new technology emerges...

By Doros Hadjizenonos 6 Nov 2018

DDoS attacks demand different defence strategies

Despite the fact that firewalls, IPS and load balancers are some of the least effective mitigation measures against Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, they remain at the top of the list of security measures...

1 Nov 2018

Encrypted traffic: making what's vulnerable more visible

Dealing with encrypted traffic can be complex, costly, and disruptive. The problem escalates immeasurably if you are operating blind to cyber threats...

By Simon McCollough 31 Oct 2018

Why are CIOs and CISOs positions becoming more challenging?

CIOs and CISO's across industries are regularly moving between positions and companies because of a common mistake...

By Pieter Engelbrecht 31 Oct 2018

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