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What's been done to fight cybercrime in East Africa

East Africa attracts millions of tourists every year. Over the past 10 years, its earnings from tourism have doubled. Compared to the rest of Africa, the region is experiencing healthy economic growth. This makes it a promising investment destination...

By Mercy Muendo 3 Dec 2019

Be 'ALERT' this Black Friday and Cyber Monday
Be 'ALERT' this Black Friday and Cyber Monday

As convenient as it may be, there are still a few security concerns when it comes to online shopping...

By Anna Collard 27 Nov 2019

The do's and don'ts of password management
The do's and don'ts of password management

The more you're able to do online, the more passwords and PINs you need to remember, which can be overwhelming. Be careful not to stray into password management habits that aren't good practice...

Issued by xneelo 19 Nov 2019

Crypto attack? It won't happen to my business
Crypto attack? It won't happen to my business

The warnings are everywhere - you need to defend your business from a potential email security threats. The problem? 97% of people globally can't correctly identify a sophisticated phishing email, according to Intel Security...

Issued by Uthanda 19 Nov 2019

EFT fraud - risk management, rights and recourse
EFT fraud - risk management, rights and recourse

Paying by electronic funds transfer (EFT) is so convenient for running one's home or business, with us being able to make payments from our smartphones and laptops. But this convenience does not come without risks...

By Louis Podbielski 13 Nov 2019

Have you been pwned?
Have you been pwned?

Ransomware attacks have once again become a major topic of discussion of late with more organisations having reported such breaches in recent months...

Issued by Maximizer Software 12 Nov 2019

The cost of cyber crime to business
The cost of cyber crime to business

In 2019 it is reported that cybercrime breaches are up 11% year on year and has increased with over 67% in the last five years...

By Corien Vermaak 8 Nov 2019

F-Secure reveals top two ways most companies breached
F-Secure reveals top two ways most companies breached

Companies are always looking for the new technology that will protect them from cyber attacks with most companies getting breached through one of two ways, and according to F-Secure experts...

Issued by Maximizer Software 7 Nov 2019

Identity is the new gold - and criminals know it
Identity is the new gold - and criminals know it

Stolen identity is a highly potent tool for fraudsters, as a recent Carte Blanche insert featuring RS Components revealed...

By Ayanda Kotobe 7 Nov 2019

SA mobile industry is winning war against fraudsters
SA mobile industry is winning war against fraudsters

South Africa's mobile content and applications industry is steadily winning the war against fraudsters attempting to target local cellular users with unauthorised micro-billing...

4 Nov 2019

State of the Software Developer Nation survey reveals findings
State of the Software Developer Nation survey reveals findings

OfferZen's first State of the Software Developer Nation survey reveals skills, experience and salary trends in SA tech community...

1 Nov 2019

Is your backup protected against ransomware?
Is your backup protected against ransomware?

So far this year, 4.1 billion private records have been exposed as a result of breaches and cyber attacks...

31 Oct 2019

Drones - a new threat that needs to be included in your cybersecurity strategy
Drones - a new threat that needs to be included in your cybersecurity strategy

With estimates that between 30,000 and 50,000 drones are currently being operated in South Africa, security experts advise that unmanned aerial vehicles have punched a gaping hole...

31 Oct 2019

LAWtrust launches cybersecurity division
LAWtrust launches cybersecurity division

LAWtrust has launched a new division focusing on cybersecurity services...

25 Oct 2019

Cybersecurity is an investment priority for every business
Cybersecurity is an investment priority for every business

Providing a secure business environment is every company's key concern and cybersecurity is fast becoming an investment priority, regardless of industry or size...

23 Oct 2019

Dangers of company data residing on private devices
Dangers of company data residing on private devices

Business owners have lost track of all the devices that are accessing their networks and more importantly, which staff are accessing confidential information...

By Wale Arewa 22 Oct 2019

Online hackers are selling stolen passport credentials
Online hackers are selling stolen passport credentials

Identity theft is becoming a popular crime...

22 Oct 2019

5 Tips to keep your smart home hack-free
5 Tips to keep your smart home hack-free

Smart home adoption is on the rise globally...

21 Oct 2019

AI: The perfect partner for the future of cyber defence
AI: The perfect partner for the future of cyber defence

Building a safe future for business' critical data requires a collaborative effort between machine learning capabilities and traditional human decision-making...

By Alex Healing 18 Oct 2019

Analytics firm opens AI portfolio to fight next-generation fraud and financial crime
Analytics firm opens AI portfolio to fight next-generation fraud and financial crime

FICO Falcon X delivers groundbreaking AI and machine learning technology aimed at preventing new forms of fraud and financial crime that are enabled by the rapid adoption of real-time payments...

Issued by Britespark Communications 17 Oct 2019

Are you leaving the front door open for cyber criminals?
Are you leaving the front door open for cyber criminals?

Are you careful about keeping your front door locked and garage securely closed? Do you switch the home alarm on at night before dozing off? Yep, we thought so...

By Aaron Thornton 16 Oct 2019

Ensuring the safety of your critical data
Ensuring the safety of your critical data

Ensuring that your data is safe at all times is one of the top priorities of nearly every company out there...

By Nikola Baldikov 15 Oct 2019

4ORT launches 'fraud free' dynamic QR code
4ORT launches 'fraud free' dynamic QR code

Cape Town-based 4ORT has launched a 'fraud free' dynamic QR (Quick Response) code...

15 Oct 2019

12 Tips to stay safe on the internet
12 Tips to stay safe on the internet

It's Cyber Security Awareness Month and this year's overarching message - Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT...

14 Oct 2019

SA among top 20 countries targeted in new phishing influx
SA among top 20 countries targeted in new phishing influx

Recent Fortinet research has revealed that South Africa was among over 100 countries targeted by a phishing actor or group using the same techniques...

9 Oct 2019

SMEs are the weakest link in supply chain cybersecurity
SMEs are the weakest link in supply chain cybersecurity

Small to medium enterprises are at greatest risk from cybersecurity threats, and their vulnerability in turn poses a danger to the major corporations that they do business with...

7 Oct 2019

Know your business inside out with a Biz Office
Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2019

Growth in fintech drives growth in cyber attacks
Growth in fintech drives growth in cyber attacks

Africa's fintech sector is booming! According to reports, Africa's fintech ecosystem has surged 60% in the last two years...

2 Oct 2019

Changing the human conversation
Changing the human conversation

Effective enterprise security relies on culture, not just IT...

2 Oct 2019

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