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The 10 most imitated brands for phishing attempts in 2021 so far
The 10 most imitated brands for phishing attempts in 2021 so farArticle

Check Point Research has released its Q1 Brand Phishing Report, revealing the top 10 brands that hackers imitated in attempts to lure people into giving up data...

19 Apr 2021

PoPI Act readiness: 6 things to do
PoPI Act readiness: 6 things to doArticle

Just under one-third of organisations indicated they are well prepared for PoPIA. Here are six things that can be done to improve compliance readiness...

Anna Collard 12 Apr 2021

Check Point discovers new Android virus that spreads via WhatsApp
Check Point discovers new Android virus that spreads via WhatsAppArticle

Check Point Research (CPR) has recently discovered a new malicious threat on the Google Play app store which spreads itself via mobile users' WhatsApp conversation...

8 Apr 2021

E-commerce boom inspiring business transformation
E-commerce boom inspiring business transformationArticle

The rise of e-commerce in the country over the past year may have been driven by the pandemic, but it was long overdue...

10 Mar 2021

8 important ways to improve security in your business
8 important ways to improve security in your businessArticle

Cybersecurity is one of the most important strategies for modern businesses...

Craig Lebrau, Issued by Lebrau Press 8 Mar 2021

Hidden threats behind top TV series and films
Hidden threats behind top TV series and filmsArticle

The first big TV event of the 2021 awards season finally started this past Sunday with the 78th annual Golden Globes. However, TV shows and films are not only sources of entertainment but also an attractive lure for cybercriminals...

3 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

Safer Internet Day 2021: How organisations can stay safe online
Safer Internet Day 2021: How organisations can stay safe onlineArticle

In light of Safer Internet Day 2021, businesses need to invest in the latest cybersecurity to be able to protect the online operations of their remote staff...

9 Feb 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

The balance between customer privacy and intimacy
The balance between customer privacy and intimacyArticle

Whilst the role of the marketing department appears to have evolved significantly over the past few years, fundamentally it is still about building relationships...

Paula Sartini 18 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

#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

Prevention is better than a cure!
Prevention is better than a cure!Article

The world is currently experiencing one of the worst health pandemics since the Spanish Flu in 1918. Not only has this had an impact on the health infrastructure of many countries, but it has resulted in economic turbulence in many markets with the looming potential of a global economic downturn if recovery efforts are not speedily implemented...

Issued by Bullion PR & Communication 25 Nov 2020

How not to be scammed online this Black Friday
How not to be scammed online this Black FridayArticle

Looking to make the most of Black Friday? Well, cybercriminals are eagerly anticipating the day too. Here's what buyers and businesses can do to avoid being scammed...

Maeson Maherry 25 Nov 2020

Check Point Software warns mobile users of QR code scams
Check Point Software warns mobile users of QR code scamsArticle

Hackers are looking to take advantage of QR codes' new popularity by replacing legitimate QR codes with one that launches a malicious URL or tries to download customised malware when scanned...

23 Nov 2020

6 ways to safeguard yourself this Black Friday, Cyber Monday
6 ways to safeguard yourself this Black Friday, Cyber MondayArticle

Black Friday is fast-approaching, and as you start planning your shopping sprees on online stores, it is imperative to ensure your personal data is secure...

Nithen Naidoo 17 Nov 2020

Anna Collard awarded ISACA 2020 President's Award
Anna Collard awarded ISACA 2020 President's AwardArticle

Anna Collard of KnowBe4 Africa has been awarded the ISACA South Africa Chapter 2020 President's Award...

30 Oct 2020

Jaya Baloo, chief information security officer at Avast Software.
#SUSASummit: Jaya Baloo - "Always check before you click!"Article

These are the highlights of Jaya Baloo's talk at the SingularityU South Africa 2020 Summit...

28 Oct 2020

Kaspersky uncovers fraudulent schemes for iPhone pre-order
Kaspersky uncovers fraudulent schemes for iPhone pre-orderArticle

Following Apple's recent presentation of the company's updates, and the iPhone 12 launch in particular, Kaspersky experts have uncovered dozens of suspicious resources around the world...

26 Oct 2020

Key tips every computer and internet user should follow
Key tips every computer and internet user should followArticle

October is known as Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Now in its seventeenth year, the campaign continues to raise awareness of the importance of cybersecurity, online privacy, and digital hygiene in general...

20 Oct 2020

The state of cybersecurity culture in Africa
The state of cybersecurity culture in AfricaArticle

The Africa Cyber Security Culture Conference, an event that explores cybersecurity culture in Africa and shares best practices for organisations and individuals on the continent, returns on 11 November 2020...

14 Oct 2020

Be vigilant against email scams
Be vigilant against email scamsArticle

With the lockdown leading to business being run almost exclusively on email, fraudsters are increasingly using email-based scams to catch unsuspecting businesses off-guard...

13 Oct 2020

Rethinking your security posture in the time of Covid-19
Rethinking your security posture in the time of Covid-19Article

The drastic changes in ways of working have led to several new cybersecurity risks and threats...

Jared Naude 12 Oct 2020

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 17 Sep 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

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

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

Stay cyber smart
Stay cyber smartArticle

Covid-19 has shone a light on the need for South Africans to embrace the Fourth Industrial Revolution at a much faster rate...

31 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Carey van Vlaanderen, CEO at ESET South Africa, provides safety tips this tax season
#WomensMonth: Carey van Vlaanderen, CEO at ESET South Africa, provides safety tips this tax seasonArticle

"The best way to protect yourself and avoid possible cyber scammers is to always be vigilant and never give out your private or personal information", says Carey van Vlaanderen, CEO at ESET South Africa...

Evan-Lee Courie 17 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

Is your company safe from security flaws like the Twitter hack?
Is your company safe from security flaws like the Twitter hack?Article

Every day brings a new security threat or a new report of a massively destructive cyber attack and 2019 was one of the worst years on record for attacks and breaches. Over the course of 2019 there was a massive 54% increase in data breaches - many with dire consequences.

31 Jul 2020

Top 10 ways to navigate the new normal
Top 10 ways to navigate the new normalArticle

Never before have companies, individuals, organisations, societies and other entities and their staff been compelled to adapt to such massive change in such a short space of time due to the exigencies of the Covid-19 pandemic. Here's how you can navigate this situation when working from a home environment...

23 Jul 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

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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

Be wary of 'Coronamania' cybercrimes
Be wary of 'Coronamania' cybercrimesArticle

During the Covid-19 pandemic, which has turned the world upside down, banking clients should exercise extreme caution when dealing with financial transactions online...

Mark Rose 17 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

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

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

A battle of attrition
A battle of attritionArticle

Every day, the incessant, belligerent and focused cyber crime syndicates endeavour to wear you down to the point of collapse by peppering your systems and network with assaults...

Issued by Axiz 26 Jun 2020

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The show must go on: How to protect media contentArticle

The threat landscape in the media industry is growing exponentially, similar to other industries, which is why a zero-threat approach to security is essential. Paul Beattie, sales director of media and technology at BT, shares his insights...

Paul Beattie 15 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 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

Ransomware: Here today, here tomorrow
Ransomware: Here today, here tomorrowArticle

With all our energy of the past several weeks focused on adapting to the global crisis, security may have taken a back seat. But cybercriminals haven't forgotten...

Derek Manky 18 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

Keep VPNs safe from DDoS and other attacks as remote working continues
Keep VPNs safe from DDoS and other attacks as remote working continuesArticle

If cybercrime were a country, it would have the 13th highest gross domestic product (GDP) in the world, with large multi-national operations earning more than US$1bn annually...

14 May 2020

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