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Information regulator requests urgent meeting with Liberty
Information regulator requests urgent meeting with Liberty

The information regulator says it has requested an urgent meeting with Liberty Holdings to get an understanding of how its data was breached by hackers at the weekend...

2 days ago

David Munro, CEO: Liberty
Liberty refused hacking ransom demand

One of the South Africa's largest financial services firms, Liberty, refused to pay the ransom demanded for client data after the company's IT system was hacked...

3 days ago

This is how to avoid cyberattacks during the Fifa World Cup in Russia
This is how to avoid cyberattacks during the Fifa World Cup in Russia

Huge international sporting events are becoming significant cyberattack targets, ordinary individual attendees included...

12 Jun 2018

BitCo launches its on-premises firewall for network security
BitCo launches its on-premises firewall for network security

BitCo, a national telecommunications service provider renowned for premium business internet and voice services, has launched their BitCo Secure product offering...

Issued by BitCo 11 Jun 2018

Orange, Google to co-invest in EMEA startups
Orange, Google to co-invest in EMEA startups

Orange has announced a partnership with Google to join forces to co-invest in startups across the EMEA region...

By Gabriella Mulligan 5 Jun 2018

The wrong technology in the wrong environment can actually increase risk
The wrong technology in the wrong environment can actually increase risk

Biometrics certainly presents a compelling use case across fraud and risk management, security and access control, so major enterprises are looking to harness biometrics in a broader way...

By Marius Coetzee 31 May 2018

5 security and risk management trends you need to pay attention to
5 security and risk management trends you need to pay attention to

Security - once merely a small part of enterprise IT - is now a significant function, crucial for organisational success. This has elevated the role of security and risk management (SRM) leaders...

By Peter Firstbrook 29 May 2018

Where will GDPR and PoPIA leave digital marketing?
Where will GDPR and PoPIA leave digital marketing?

GDPR and PoPIA are set to dramatically change the way South African organisations do business - especially how personal data is handled and stored...

By Elizabeth de Stadler 23 May 2018

Harnessing blockchain technology to transform global cybersecurity
Harnessing blockchain technology to transform global cybersecurity

In a digitally driven world, cybersecurity has become a highly lucrative sphere of modern business. Today, experts around the world are clawing for a piece of the estimated $8.5bn cyberthreat intelligence industry pie...

By Colin Thornton 17 May 2018

New data protection guidelines for Africa launched
New data protection guidelines for Africa launched

The Internet Society and the African Union Commission launched new personal data protection guidelines for Africa at the Africa Internet Summit held in Dakar, Senegal this week...

10 May 2018

Attention Android users! Be wary of malicious apps
Attention Android users! Be wary of malicious apps

According to Waspa, the ongoing shift to mobile and Android's open source appeal has seen increasing attacks on mobile users through malware and ransomware inadvertently downloaded at app stores...

7 May 2018

Christian Hagner
Tackling fears and misconceptions about cloud security and compliance

We speak to many CIOs and CTOs about the cloud, and I often walk into a room where I see folded arms as I start talking about cloud benefits. I realise that the only reason I'm in the room is because the audience has a KPI set by their CEO/CFO...

By Christian Hagner 26 Apr 2018

Emilar Gandhi, public policy manager for the SADC region for Facebook | Photo: Jessica Tennant
Facebook Africa, Digify Africa launch online safety programme for SA youth

Facebook Africa and Digify Africa have partnered to launch an online safety programme called Ilizwe Lam, Xhosa for my world...

By Jessica Tennant 25 Apr 2018

Making technology in retail work
Making technology in retail work

A shop sends its valued customer, John, a text message about a sale on a brand of shower gel. It is John's favourite scent, the perfect size, priced at a discount...

By Edwill Nel 25 Apr 2018

The smart hotel of the future: How to leverage IoT to create the guest experience
The smart hotel of the future: How to leverage IoT to create the guest experience

Regardless of the size or type of property, every hotel operator that wants to remain competitive and relevant will have to embrace IoT devices and related wireless innovations over the next year to enable next-generation guest experiences...

By Pieter Engelbrecht 25 Apr 2018

Nick Saunders, cyber resilience expert, Mimecast Africa and Middle East
Five important things to remember about GDPR

With the large quantities of personal data financial services providers handle, they have had their hands full preparing for the Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPI)...

20 Apr 2018

14-18 May 2018 is Business Continuity Awareness Week
14-18 May 2018 is Business Continuity Awareness Week

The annual Business Continuity Awareness Week (BCAW), taking place from 14 to 18 May 2018, is a global event facilitated by the Business Continuity Institute to raise awareness of the latest trends in business continuity...

19 Apr 2018

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With smart cities, your every step will be recorded

Modern cities are brimming with objects that receive, collect and transmit data...

By Sara Degli-Esposti and Siraj Ahmed Shaikh 18 Apr 2018

This is how AI will change the way you drive
This is how AI will change the way you drive

While there have been some recent setbacks (and there will doubtless be more) it appears that, with the massive investments in R&D, driverless cars will one day become a reality...

By Sherry Zameer 18 Apr 2018

IT Leaders Africa Summit to focus on the evolution of the CIO
IT Leaders Africa Summit to focus on the evolution of the CIO

The ninth Annual IT Leaders Africa Summit, which is taking place from 9-10 May 2018 in Cape Town, will zoom in on the evolution of the African CIO...

16 Apr 2018

Three reasons BYOD dominates in tourism
Three reasons BYOD dominates in tourism

'Bring your own device' is frowned upon in many professional sectors, with legitimate fears around data security. Hospitality-based businesses, however, should not ignore the fact that their market is dedicated to a culture of BYOD...

By Wynand Smit 12 Apr 2018

Cybercrime is everywhere because businesses aren't educating
Cybercrime is everywhere because businesses aren't educating

Cybercrime has overtaken all other types of crime as humans have embraced digital technology without really understanding it...

By Simeon Tassev 11 Apr 2018

Don't spend another cent on cybersecurity until real risks have been assessed
Don't spend another cent on cybersecurity until real risks have been assessed

IT security has become a business necessity against the backdrop of proliferating threats from the web, malware and cyber extortion...

By Charl Ueckermann 6 Apr 2018

How to avoid falling prey to a Facebook/Cambridge Analytica-type scandal
How to avoid falling prey to a Facebook/Cambridge Analytica-type scandal

Following revelations that Cambridge Analytica exploited the personal data of millions of Facebook users, the social network is finding itself in a remarkably anti-social predicament...

By Ilse van den Berg 26 Mar 2018

A cybercriminal's tricks and trades to get into your phone
A cybercriminal's tricks and trades to get into your phone

While analysts figure out new methodologies for analysing malware and users begin to understand how all this works, cybercriminals are seeking new ways to hide in phones and compromise devices, says Carey van Vlaanderen, CEO of ESET Southern Africa...

By Carey van Vlaanderen 23 Mar 2018

Telegram must give FSB encryption keys: Russian court
Telegram must give FSB encryption keys: Russian court

Russia's Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled the popular Telegram messenger app must provide the country's security services with encryption keys to read users' messaging data, agencies reported...

22 Mar 2018

The benefits and risks of BYOD
The benefits and risks of BYOD

The trend of BYOD (bring your own device) is not going away. This is according to Arbor Network's territory manager for sub-Saharan Africa, Bryan Hamman, who says the rise of BYOD has been attributed to many factors...

20 Mar 2018

Dimension Data ex-CEO Brett Dawson joins board of Ubusha Technology
Dimension Data ex-CEO Brett Dawson joins board of Ubusha Technology

Less than two years after handing over the reins at Dimension Data, Brett Dawson is joining the board of Ubusha Technology, an African ICT company that offers cyber security, identity governance and access management solutions to the private and public sectors...

Issued by Ubusha Technology 21 Feb 2018

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Balancing cybersecurity and internet freedom in Africa

With Bitcoin volatility making daily headlines, even those living in the technological 'Dark Ages' are realising that the future is digital...

By Yarik Turianskyi 21 Feb 2018

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