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Oil & gas industry slow to address cyber threats
Oil & gas industry slow to address cyber threatsArticle

International oil and gas companies face increased political risk because of cyber attacks and they will need to change the way they approach risk management to minimise the impact of cyber threats...

Alec Basson 3 days ago

From Zoom to Netflix, your life could be a hack waiting to happen
From Zoom to Netflix, your life could be a hack waiting to happenArticle

From Zoom to Netflix, cyberattacks are getting clever about getting your attention...

15 Sep 2020

Scammers prey on vulnerable with 'You're fired!' email
Scammers prey on vulnerable with 'You're fired!' emailArticle

Scammers worldwide have been exploiting people's fears of lost jobs and income during the Covid-19 lockdown by using phishing mails...

Anna Collard 2 Sep 2020

Pandemic highlights need for cyber risk management
Pandemic highlights need for cyber risk managementArticle

If small and medium businesses had little appetite for cyber risk management before the coronavirus pandemic, they may have developed one now...

31 Aug 2020

Local eateries going digital now at risk of cybercrime
Local eateries going digital now at risk of cybercrimeArticle

With many restaurants having implemented online ordering and new digital payment systems in a bid to survive the lockdown, they also face new cyber risks...

Doros Hadjizenonos 24 Aug 2020

What can we learn from Covid-19 cyber attacks?
What can we learn from Covid-19 cyber attacks?Article

Throughout the pandemic, cyber threat actors have not let a single opportunity slip by. They have preyed on fear and concern around Covid-19...

12 Aug 2020

Are your remote employees enforcing cyber security?
Are your remote employees enforcing cyber security?Article

Studies shows that since the coronavirus outbreak, phishing attacks increased by 40%. Now that employees are working remotely, companies should enforce cybersecurity policies to protect their organisations against potential data breaches and fraud.

5 Aug 2020

Phishing email attacks surge amidst pandemic
Phishing email attacks surge amidst pandemicArticle

KnowBe4 reveals 56% of simulated phishing tests were related to coronavirus...

22 Jul 2020

Remote workers, SMMEs, health sector more at risk of cyber threats
Remote workers, SMMEs, health sector more at risk of cyber threatsArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown has created new vulnerabilities that fraudsters and cyber criminals have been quick to exploit...

21 Jul 2020

Tips to keep your identity safe during a crisis
Tips to keep your identity safe during a crisisArticle

Global information and insights company TransUnion has warned South Africans to be on their guard against coronavirus-related scams...

16 Jul 2020

Now is the time for a full-service cyber security solution
Now is the time for a full-service cyber security solutionArticle

Apart from the obvious risk of contracting coronavirus and getting seriously ill during this worldwide pandemic, there is also a greater risk for companies' ICT systems to get infected by viruses...

6 Jul 2020

#LockdownLessons: Covid-19 presents a golden opportunity for change
#LockdownLessons: Covid-19 presents a golden opportunity for changeArticle

The weeks wear on under lockdown and Covid-19 cases are ramping up in South Africa. As we cling to semblances of life before the pandemic, I'm convinced that if we're going to come out victorious, it's going to be hope for the future that sees us through this especially difficult time in global history...

Greg Nott 3 Jul 2020

POPI Act on our doorsteps
POPI Act on our doorstepsArticle

On 22 June 2020 the Presidency announced the commencement of several additional sections of the POPI Act and companies will have until 1 July 2021 to ensure they comply...

Ryan van de Coolwijk 24 Jun 2020

Winners of 2020 Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards announced
Winners of 2020 Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards announcedArticle

Winners of the 2020 Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards were announced at a virtual awards ceremony following travel restrictions occasioned by the Covid-19 pandemic...

28 May 2020

How to have strong cyber hygiene
How to have strong cyber hygieneArticle

Cyber threats do not rest and they continue to evolve and bad actors develop new attack techniques. Good cybersecurity hygiene requires more than a strong password to avoid compromise.

Doros Hadjizenonos 25 May 2020

Cybercrime continues during Covid-19
Cybercrime continues during Covid-19Article

Having employees working from home, without the normal firewalls and cybersecurity measures in place, companies and individuals are now at greater risk...

James Bayhack 15 May 2020

How to approach data breaches
How to approach data breachesArticle

As data breaches continue to make their way into the public news cycle, individuals and organisations alike are looking for ways to protect their financial and personal information...

Doros Hadjizenonos 11 May 2020

The chances of ransomware attacks during the pandemic
The chances of ransomware attacks during the pandemicArticle

According to Kaspersky Lab, it detected over 120,000 ransomware attacks in SA in 2019. The figure for the first two months of 2020 was only 4,000...

Lukas van der Merwe 17 Apr 2020

Employees are the weak link in cyber security
Employees are the weak link in cyber securityArticle

A report from Kaspersky Lab shows that 90% of corporate data breaches in the cloud happen due to hacker attacks that target employees...

17 Apr 2020

Make sure social meeting apps are legit
Make sure social meeting apps are legitArticle

With the rise of physical distancing, Kaspersky experts investigated the threat landscape for social meeting applications to make sure users are safe and their communication experience is enjoyable...

9 Apr 2020

Protect your data by moving to the cloud
Protect your data by moving to the cloudArticle

In South Africa, 75% of CEOs stated that the increasing complexity of cyber threats is shaping their businesses...

6 Apr 2020

What a pandemic can teach us about cybersecurity
What a pandemic can teach us about cybersecurityArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic is impacting everyone. The World Economic Forum has stated that cybersecurity "matters more than ever during the coronavirus pandemic"...

Raymond Pompon 3 Apr 2020

Healthcare organisations face increased cyber threats
Healthcare organisations face increased cyber threatsArticle

As the coronavirus pandemic continues across the world, malicious attackers are seeking to take advantage of the crisis situation by launching new coronavirus-related attacks...

2 Apr 2020

IT security debt, it's a deep burn
IT security debt, it's a deep burnArticle

If we can consider cyber threats as thousands of little digital fires that flicker in and out of a company's operational systems every day, think about the manpower required to manage these security alerts...

Stephen Osler 2 Apr 2020

13 security controls for SMEs and cybercrime
13 security controls for SMEs and cybercrimeArticle

SMEs are the perfect victims for cybercrime. Focused on getting their businesses off the ground, they are oblivious of the vast amounts of data they're accumulating...

25 Mar 2020

Working from home? Be alert to cyber threats
Working from home? Be alert to cyber threatsArticle

The world is in chaos and everyone is vulnerable, this is the ideal situation for opportunistic cyber attackers who are constantly infiltrating networks and accessing large volumes of data...

23 Mar 2020

7 tips to reduce the cyber risk of remote workers
7 tips to reduce the cyber risk of remote workersArticle

The Covid-19 outbreak creates opportunities for hackers. Remote working makes it harder to secure and contain your IT environments, protect confidential information and to respond to incidents...

Priyanka Naidoo 23 Mar 2020

Cyber risk during Covid-19 outbreak
Cyber risk during Covid-19 outbreakArticle

A common response by businesses to the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) has been to implement measures that require social distancing and remote working...

Rosalind Lake and Priyanka Naidoo 19 Mar 2020

Ransomware attacks in SA becoming increasingly targeted
Ransomware attacks in SA becoming increasingly targetedArticle

Kaspersky dubbed 2019 'The year of ransomware attacks on municipalities'...

10 Mar 2020

IoT platforms increase despite security risks
IoT platforms increase despite security risksArticle

A new Kaspersky report has revealed that the use of Internet of Things (IoT) business platforms is growing year-on-year in almost all industries...

6 Mar 2020

What will it take for South African businesses to survive in 2020?
What will it take for South African businesses to survive in 2020?Article

Businesses operate in a time of unprecedented volatility across economic, social, technology and political trends...

Terence Williams 24 Feb 2020

Report reveals Africa is not fully prepared for cyber attacks
Report reveals Africa is not fully prepared for cyber attacksArticle

The 2019 KnowBe4 African Report collated insights from more than 800 respondents across the continent to determine their understanding of the growing, global cyber threats...

24 Feb 2020

Employees must be educated about mobile cyber threats
Employees must be educated about mobile cyber threatsArticle

Nearly 9 in 10 companies not only allow but actually rely on their employees to access critical business apps using their personal devices...

Doros Hadjizenonos 11 Feb 2020

#SaferInternetDay: Industry-specific approaches to cyber risks
#SaferInternetDay: Industry-specific approaches to cyber risksArticle

Companies of all natures, shapes, and sizes are at risk of cyber threats and crime. No organisation is immune to cyber-attacks...

Evan-Lee Courie 7 Feb 2020

Daniel Goldberg, CEO of Bridgement
#BizTrends2020: Innovations in fintechArticle

Fintech is changing customers' experience and expectations by promoting a more client-centric and interactive approach to financial and banking services...

Daniel Goldberg 13 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: 6 cybersecurity trends to watch in 2020
#BizTrends2020: 6 cybersecurity trends to watch in 2020Article

The cybersecurity threat landscape is always shifting, making it easy for businesses to become vulnerable to emerging threats...

Charl Ueckermann 13 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Cybersecurity trends predictions
#BizTrends2020: Cybersecurity trends predictionsArticle

The realities of the negative impact of modern cyber threats arguably hit home for South Africans in 2019 - more than any other year...

Brian Pinnock 9 Jan 2020

How do I spot a scammer?
How do I spot a scammer?Article

Using online payment tools has become the norm - for businesses of all sizes and across all industries...

Issued by LexisNexis 20 Dec 2019

10 Cybersecurity predictions for 2020
10 Cybersecurity predictions for 2020Article

With data breaches hitting headlines daily, security professionals are constantly concerned about the next big threat...

11 Dec 2019

The complex and challenging world of cyber risks
The complex and challenging world of cyber risksArticle

The rate at which digital technology is evolving and disrupting traditional business models, cyber risks seem to evolve even faster...

John Mc Loughlin 11 Dec 2019

Cyber insecurity is a threat to Africa’s digital economy. Riccardo Mayer/Shutterstock
What's been done to fight cybercrime in East AfricaArticle

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...

Mercy Muendo 3 Dec 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alex Healing 15 Oct 2019

Source: Supplied
10 Government technology trends for 2019-2020Article

Gartner has identified 10 government technology trends for 2019-2020 that have the potential to optimise or transform public services and suggests Government Chief Information Officers (CIOs) take these into consideration when planning for the next 12 to 18 months.

7 Oct 2019

Dion Shango, CEO, PwC Africa
Africa's CEOs still looking for growth amid uncertaintiesArticle

African business leaders are less optimistic about the strength of the global economy and their organisations' ability to grow revenues in both the short and medium term than they were a year ago...

9 Sep 2019

Anyone can fall victim to cybercrime
Anyone can fall victim to cybercrimeArticle

MasterChef star, Dani Venn shares her horrific experience and what she has learned from the incident...

21 Aug 2019

Are local firms flipping a coin on their cybersecurity?
Are local firms flipping a coin on their cybersecurity?Article

Would you gamble flipping a coin for the effectiveness of your cybersecurity plan?

Paul Stafford 21 Aug 2019

Lukas van der Merwe
Bolstering mining safety through technologyArticle

Although the South African mining sector's safety record is improving, proper utilisation of technology could be a major boost for safety at mining operations...

20 Aug 2019

A new phase of cyber warfare has begun
A new phase of cyber warfare has begunArticle

Hackers acting on behalf of nation-state powers are no longer just out to disrupt critical infrastructures - they're also actively seeking trade secrets...

Simon McCullough 7 Aug 2019

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