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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

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

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

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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

The importance of protecting your data
The importance of protecting your dataArticle

In its recent research, the Ponemon Institute shows that a data breach costs South African companies on average $3.06m - nearly R50m...

Lukas van der Merwe 18 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

Brands must consider protecting customers from cyber attacks
Brands must consider protecting customers from cyber attacksArticle

South African public and private sector organisations have fallen victim to a range of sophisticated cyberattacks over the last year...

19 Feb 2020

5 reasons to insure your SME
5 reasons to insure your SMEArticle

Given the anticipated tough year ahead, it is essential that SMEs take the necessary precautions to adequately protect their businesses...

4 Feb 2020

#BizTrends2020: Directors' personal exposure will increase in 2020
#BizTrends2020: Directors' personal exposure will increase in 2020Article

If you are a director of a company engaged publicly you need to examine your role, responsibilities and potential liability as you go into 2020 because director's liability is expected to increase. This expectation is confirmed by the fact that claims against directors and officers liability insurers increased in 2019 and the trend is expected to continue markedly.

Patrick Bracher 22 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

2019's Security lessons for 2020
2019's Security lessons for 2020Article

2019 was a big year for online criminals focusing on South Africa...

Prischal Bahgoo 20 Dec 2019

Do you have a cyber incident response plan?
Do you have a cyber incident response plan?Article

This time of the year is a boom time for cybercriminals. Consumers are shopping and transacting more...

18 Dec 2019

Police officers detain Sahara Reporters journalist Victor Ogungbenro during a protest in Lagos, Nigeria, on August 5, 2019. Staff at the online newspaper report sustained harassment targeting them and their website. Credit: CPJ/AP/Sunday Alamba.
US-Nigeria website censoredArticle

US-Nigerian Sahara Reporters website reports assets frozen amid surveillance, censorship...

12 Dec 2019

What can we do to stop ransomware attacks on governments?
What can we do to stop ransomware attacks on governments?Article

The City of Johannesburg recently became the latest victim of high-profile ransomware attacks specifically targeting government departments...

Simeon Tassev 12 Dec 2019

2020 will bring even more cybersecurity challenges
2020 will bring even more cybersecurity challengesArticle

Regardless of the state of digital transformation at an organisation, cybersecurity must always remain a corporate priority...

Indi Siriniwasa 11 Dec 2019

Can Africa overcome these threats to security and stability?
Can Africa overcome these threats to security and stability?Article

Our continent is hurtling towards an uncertain future that is being shaped by the forces of the Fourth Industrial Revolution...

Pedro Guerreiro 11 Nov 2019

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

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

23 Oct 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

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

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...

Aaron Thornton 15 Oct 2019

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

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

Nikola Baldikov 14 Oct 2019

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

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

1 Oct 2019

Changing the human conversation
Changing the human conversationArticle

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

1 Oct 2019

23.5% of smart building infection attempts are web-born
23.5% of smart building infection attempts are web-bornArticle

According to a recent study of smart building threats conducted by Kaspersky, almost two in ten (26.5%) computers used to control smart building automation systems were subject to some kind of malicious attack in the first half of 2019...

1 Oct 2019

Bethwel Opil, enterprise sales manager at Kaspersky in Africa
Fintechs more vulnerable to cyberattacksArticle

Africa's fintech ecosystem has surged 60% in the last two years. In addition, $132.8m was raised in 2018, making it the sector's best year so far...

23 Sep 2019

Stay safe from cybercrime with what's left of 2019
Stay safe from cybercrime with what's left of 2019Article

Data breaches and cyberattacks are undeniably on the rise as hackers become increasingly sophisticated...

Simon McCullough 30 Aug 2019

The need for zero trust in cybersecurity
The need for zero trust in cybersecurityArticle

Cybersecurity in an age of such rapid technological advancement has brought one incontrovertible fact to the fore...

Graeme O'Driscoll 21 Aug 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

City Power ransomware attack 'no surprise'
City Power ransomware attack 'no surprise'Article

The ransomware attack that shut down Johannesburg City Power's systems for several hours last week is not surprising,...

29 Jul 2019

The financial impact of data breaches revealed
The financial impact of data breaches revealedArticle

IBM Security revealed the results of its annual study examining the financial impact of data breaches on organisations...

25 Jul 2019

Is 2019 half empty or half full?
Is 2019 half empty or half full?Article

With 2019 having crossed the halfway point, let's take a look at 2019 at the halfway point...

24 Jul 2019

The Impossible Puzzle of Cybersecurity survey findings
The Impossible Puzzle of Cybersecurity survey findingsArticle

The Impossible Puzzle of Cybersecurity survey reveals that IT managers are inundated with cyberattacks coming from all directions and are struggling to keep up...

15 Jul 2019

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Open banking puts customers in chargeArticle

Could open banking usher in a new era of convenience, access and service differentiation? It's a tantalising possibility, but not one without potential security pitfalls which must be closely managed and mitigated...

Yogesh Mathur 29 May 2019

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