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SA can prevent payments fraud crippling businesses, local municipalities
SA can prevent payments fraud crippling businesses, local municipalitiesArticle

Technology can be a powerful tool against the fraud and corruption plunging South Africa's municipalities and businesses into financial crisis...

Ryan Mer 2 days ago

Why HR is at risk from cyberattacks
Why HR is at risk from cyberattacksArticle

Human Resources professionals are a common, high risk target for cyberattacks - simply because they are easily accessible...

9 Apr 2021

F&A in a new era of work: 5 trends and takeaways for the C-suite
F&A in a new era of work: 5 trends and takeaways for the C-suiteArticle

As we near the end of the first quarter of 2021, we analyse the rollercoaster ride that was 2020 and how it reshaped the F&A space during an unprecedented financial year...

Issued by Monetary Library 1 Apr 2021

The unfortunate cybersecurity risks quantum computers pose to SA businesses
The unfortunate cybersecurity risks quantum computers pose to SA businessesArticle

Technologies such as quantum computers can create an opportunity for cybercriminals to execute even more catastrophic cyberattacks...

Riaan de Villiers 25 Mar 2021

Would you leave your children's inheritance in the hands of the government?
Would you leave your children's inheritance in the hands of the government?Article

Who would take on the parental mantle you leave behind and who would make sure that any inheritance you have accumulated for your children is actually received by them and managed properly to their benefit?...

Alex Simeonides, Issued by Capital Legacy 25 Mar 2021

7 steps to keep your SME cyber safe
7 steps to keep your SME cyber safeArticle

Cybersecurity experts at Enhalo, a full-circle cyber defence group, offer seven steps to keep your SME cyber safe in 2021...

24 Mar 2021

SA's CEOs optimistic about global economic growth
SA's CEOs optimistic about global economic growthArticle

One year after Covid-19 was declared a pandemic, CEOs are voicing record levels of optimism in the global economic recovery, with 76% of global business leaders predicting that economic growth will improve in 2021...

17 Mar 2021

A unified threat and data solution is key to POPI compliance
A unified threat and data solution is key to POPI complianceArticle

The final sections of the POPI Act came into effect on 30 June 2020, informing companies about how they process information for their businesses...

Carlo Bolzonello 11 Mar 2021

Many faces of malware: Are you protected?
Many faces of malware: Are you protected?Article

Malware remains the biggest threat to corporate networks, more costly than any other threat including ransomware and trojans...

John Mc Loughlin 2 Mar 2021

Legal challenges, opportunities for SA's TMT sector in 2021
Legal challenges, opportunities for SA's TMT sector in 2021Article

Three topics will top the list of priorities for executives in the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sector in South Africa in 2021...

25 Feb 2021

4 million IP addresses worth R1.3bn have been stolen, SA companies impacted
4 million IP addresses worth R1.3bn have been stolen, SA companies impactedArticle

The results of an internal audit undertaken by the African Network Information Centre (Afrinic) reveal that over 4.1 million Internet Protocol (IP) addresses have been misappropriated...

27 Jan 2021

Kaspersky makes threat intelligence reports available for auto industry
Kaspersky makes threat intelligence reports available for auto industryArticle

Cybersecurity company Kaspersky recently announced that it has launched its tailored threat intelligence (TI) reporting tool for organisations working in the automotive industry...

20 Jan 2021

Top IT security threats in 2021
Top IT security threats in 2021Article

Looking to the year ahead, we expect the most common form of attack - phishing emails - to increase in both volume and sophistication...

Anna Collard 20 Jan 2021

Human fallibility remains the weakest link in cybersecurity
Human fallibility remains the weakest link in cybersecurityArticle

If the South African financial industry can learn one thing from Experian's 2020 data breach, it is this: human fallibility is still the weakest link in the fight against cyberattacks...

Yash Pillay 19 Jan 2021

Microsoft was the most imitated brand for phishing attempts in Q4 2020
Microsoft was the most imitated brand for phishing attempts in Q4 2020Article

Forty-three percent of all brand phishing attempts related to the technology giant - up from 19% in Q3, as threat actors continued to try to capitalise on people working remotely during the second wave...

15 Jan 2021

Professor Frederick Cawood, director, Wits Mining Institute
#BizTrends2021: Mining's year ahead will demand deep innovationArticle

Mining's immediate future is to be impacted not just by economic cycles or established trends, but by structural issues demanding urgent and deep innovation...

Frederick Cawood 6 Jan 2021

Why businesses should prioritise application security
Why businesses should prioritise application securityArticle

Application development is becoming an important business differentiator as companies embark on a digital transformation. Yet, many organisations treat cybersecurity as an afterthought - and this oversight leaves applications vulnerable to attack...

Glenn Morgan 5 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: What the new year holds for cybersecurity
#BizTrends2021: What the new year holds for cybersecurityArticle

The year 2020 has been one of the most challenging years in recent memory, both in terms of the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on societies and economies around the world, and the impact of a dramatic rise in cybercrime...

Brian Pinnock 30 Dec 2020

Think cybersecurity is expensive? Just wait until there's a breach...
Think cybersecurity is expensive? Just wait until there's a breach...Article

Medium-sized companies in South Africa are in a precarious position in terms of cybersecurity...

Lukas van der Merwe 18 Dec 2020

Digital communication trends that will boost your business in 2021
Digital communication trends that will boost your business in 2021Article

With more people and businesses moving online, what will 2021 hold when it comes to digital communication? And what can companies do to prepare for what is coming?

James Bayhack 30 Nov 2020

Terence Williams, CEO of Aon South Africa
10 current and future risks influencing the insurance marketArticle

The State of Market in South Africa 2020 insurance survey of business and insurance landscapes both globally and locally provides 10 current and future risk trends...

Terence Williams 26 Nov 2020

Female racing series partners with cyber protection provider Acronis
Female racing series partners with cyber protection provider AcronisArticle

The multi-year agreement sees Acronis become W Series' new global cyber protection and security partner, providing technology solutions for W Series' on-track racing programme...

17 Nov 2020

Important lessons for employees, bosses from Fraud Awareness Week
Important lessons for employees, bosses from Fraud Awareness WeekArticle

South Africa is now accelerating towards the end of the year; it's a time when many employees will be tempted to go online or into a store to take advantage of deals around Black Friday, Cyber Monday and even Christmas...

16 Nov 2020

A guide to virtual event security dataArticle

Virtual event managers need to be aware of the risks that come with valuable personal information. They also need to be aware of what safety precautions can be taken to safeguard themselves and the data they are responsible for...

4 Nov 2020

Data breaches becoming more common
Data breaches becoming more commonArticle

Another day, another data breach. South African businesses are becoming more susceptible to cyberattacks and seem to be easy targets for criminals...

John Mc Loughlin 16 Oct 2020

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

Soft target - healthcare industry must prepare for the next wave of cyberattacks
Soft target - healthcare industry must prepare for the next wave of cyberattacksArticle

While healthcare providers must accelerate their digital health maturity as it directly improves operational efficiencies, quality of patient care and improves protection of personal and sensitive information, it also provides a greater platform and risk for cyberattacks...

3 Sep 2020

Data protection isn't just an IT issue, says BIL Logistics
Data protection isn't just an IT issue, says BIL LogisticsArticle

Ransomware attacks, which encrypt data and block access to systems until a ransom is paid, have become the most common and costly form of cyberattacks in the supply chain industry...

1 Sep 2020

Cyberattacks on healthcare responders increase
Cyberattacks on healthcare responders increaseArticle

As if Covid-19 wasn't enough of a crisis, the number of cyberattacks on frontline healthcare responders have surged at the same time as the global pandemic...

1 Sep 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

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Twitter hack exposes broader threat to democracy and societyArticle

In case 2020 wasn't dystopian enough, hackers on July 15 hijacked the Twitter accounts of former President Barack Obama, presidential hopeful Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Kim Kardashian and Apple, among others...

Laura DeNardis 21 Jul 2020

Fighting cybercrime made fun with CyberStart Game
Fighting cybercrime made fun with CyberStart GameArticle

SANS Institute has made CyberStart Game available to teach young adults and students to fight cybercriminals...

9 Jul 2020

Enabling business development with cloud technology
Enabling business development with cloud technologyArticle

Cloud connectivity allows us to approach business activities differently. From managing data and operational processes more effectively to providing access to all areas of the business...

Marius Burger 6 Jul 2020

How will cybersecurity help your business comply with POPI Act?
How will cybersecurity help your business comply with POPI Act?Article

With the new sections of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) being implemented, businesses need to tighten their cybersecurity...

1 Jul 2020

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Securing logistics operations in a data-first worldArticle

Even the simple act of finding your location is now a very digital experience thanks to GPS and electronic maps...

Chris de Bruyn 25 Jun 2020

Emmanuel DeGroote, regional head of compliance, Africa and Middle East for Standard Chartered
A robust fintech regulatory framework is crucial to Africa's financial prospectsArticle

Over the last decade, Africa has witnessed a sweeping transformation in the financial sector. Millions of formerly unbanked Africans today use banking facilities with the touch of their fingers through mobile applications...

Emmanuel DeGroote 17 Jun 2020

Cyber attacks disguised as CVs
Cyber attacks disguised as CVsArticle

Because of high unemployment rates, people have become vulnerable to scams and phishing attacks involving relief package payments...

4 Jun 2020

Do you have a cybersecurity plan in place?
Do you have a cybersecurity plan in place?Article

Almost 20,000 new coronavirus-related domains were registered since the end of April - and 17% of those are malicious or suspicious...

Pankaj Bhula 28 May 2020

How to mitigate risks from Covid-19 disruption
How to mitigate risks from Covid-19 disruptionArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has created immense risks to public and private sector organisations as they grapple with new business models...

Isabel Papadakis 18 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Opportunity to press the reset button
#LockdownLessons: Opportunity to press the reset buttonArticle

Morag Evans, CEO at Databuild, shares her experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how her organisation is navigating these unusual times...

Sindy Peters 18 May 2020

7 cyber security focus areas for Covid-19
7 cyber security focus areas for Covid-19Article

Despite the current global pandemic, cyber attackers have made it clear they're not taking any time off...

7 May 2020

Keep your business going during and after Covid-19
Keep your business going during and after Covid-19Article

Businesses across the globe have transitioned to a remote workforce and working from home has become the new norm...

Doros Hadjizenonos 6 May 2020

A collaborative approach to cybersecurity in a converged IT/OT environment
A collaborative approach to cybersecurity in a converged IT/OT environmentArticle

In industry, technical evolutions are transforming operations and driving innovation. And at the same time, devices, endpoints, and networks across both IT and OT environments are more connected than ever...

Antoine D'Haussy 16 Apr 2020

Flattening the cybercrime curve
Flattening the cybercrime curveArticle

With millions of office workers now working from home as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, this has become an opportune time for cybercriminals seeking to exploit the crisis and penetrate corporate defences via unsecured home networks.

14 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

Why #LockdownSA shouldn't be a holiday for tourism SMMEs
Why #LockdownSA shouldn't be a holiday for tourism SMMEsArticle

The lockdown time could be put to good use to make such businesses more competitive and efficient...

1 Apr 2020

Reinventing the internet of trust
Reinventing the internet of trustArticle

The once open, global internet has outgrown its original purpose as a communication and information-sharing tool. It has become more complex, fragile and a breeding ground of intelligent cybercrime...

Wandile Mcanyana 26 Mar 2020

Hasty cloud adoption increases companies' risk profile
Hasty cloud adoption increases companies' risk profileArticle

The relevancy of the cloud will soon begin to wane as more decision-makers come to acknowledge the hype for what it is and realise that cloud computing is not all it's cracked up to be...

25 Mar 2020

Working from home? Keep your assets secure, scam-free and insured
Working from home? Keep your assets secure, scam-free and insuredArticle

If you're allowing your staff to work from home as a preventative measure against the coronavirus pandemic, make sure you're prepared...

20 Mar 2020

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A new environment for insurers and claimantsArticle

After the likely spike in insurance claims arising from the Covid-19 pandemic, insurers are likely to introduce new or change existing exclusionary clauses which were not previously considered to be necessary.

Maria Philippides, Raynold Tlhavani, Caroline Theodosiou, Lisa Swaine, Justin Malherbe & Kim Rew 19 Mar 2020

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