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Remediating a ransomware attack in SA costs billions - Sophos report
Remediating a ransomware attack in SA costs billions - Sophos reportArticle

The average cost of fixing a ransomware attack in South Africa costs R6.4bn, according IT security company Sophos...

30 Apr 2021

Big spike in ransomware attacks calls for adoption of backup-as-a-service
Big spike in ransomware attacks calls for adoption of backup-as-a-serviceArticle

Cybersecurity attacks are on the rise, meaning that dealing with security risks is an ongoing journey for enterprises...

Kate Mollett 14 Apr 2021

You've lost your cloud data, so what's your backup plan?
You've lost your cloud data, so what's your backup plan?Article

UpBeet Digital proudly represents Cactus's KeepIt, which stores multiple copies of the data in their cloud data centres using military-grade security features...

Issued by UpBeet Digital 18 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

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

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

How will 5G impact automotive IoT and its security?
How will 5G impact automotive IoT and its security?Article

The internet of things (IoT) has taken the world by storm, from smart toasters to pet feeders, it seems that each of our everyday appliances is getting upgraded...

Nicolò Boatto 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

Why cloud data protection is a top priority for businesses post-pandemic
Why cloud data protection is a top priority for businesses post-pandemicArticle

Where many businesses may have been lagging behind when it came to adopting cloud-based solutions, being forced to lock down and enable a remote workforce was the final push they needed. However, in a digital world, data becomes arguably a business' most valuable asset...

Gerhard Fourie 8 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

Data is the key in the era of 5G
Data is the key in the era of 5GArticle

The cloud, the endpoint, the edge and now 5G are converging and changing the way we collaborate, connect and communicate. However, for telcos and operators, adapting to a 5G world can be a challenge...

Gerhard Fourie 14 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

Data management is at the heart of cloud security
Data management is at the heart of cloud securityArticle

More businesses are finally making the move to the cloud in the wake of accelerated digital transformation. While these businesses now benefit from enhanced agility and flexibility, cybercriminals have leapt into action to exploit any vulnerabilities that may exist...

Johan Scheepers 1 Dec 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

Why is SaaS so valuable in a post-Covid-19 business environment?
Why is SaaS so valuable in a post-Covid-19 business environment?Article

The global software-as-a-service (SaaS) market size is projected to reach approximately R4.98tn by 2026. What exactly is causing this growth?

Johan Scheepers 19 Nov 2020

What happens when Google Photos storage is no longer free?
What happens when Google Photos storage is no longer free?Article

Google Photos will stop offering free unlimited storage for high-quality photos on 1 June 2021. Photos uploaded after the date will be counted towards the 15gb drive cap. If the account is inactive or exceeds the 15fb limitation for two years, Google may delete the photos...

Andrew Huang 13 Nov 2020

Cybersecurity: What new challenges are on the horizon in 2021
Cybersecurity: What new challenges are on the horizon in 2021Article

In a world where figuring out what will happen today is all but impossible, it's hard to say what the future holds. There are, however, a few things that are abundantly clear...

Fermin Serna 3 Nov 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

The building blocks of the perfect hybrid cloud
The building blocks of the perfect hybrid cloudArticle

In a post-Covid environment, efficiency has become a top priority for business, along with enabling a remote workforce and tightly managing the user and customer experience...

Johan Scheepers 13 Oct 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

How true SaaS solutions can give your payroll 'legs'
How true SaaS solutions can give your payroll 'legs'Article

Although most organisations view payroll primarily as a way to remain compliant, calculate accurate net pay and pay employees in time, in reality, it goes way beyond these functions...

1 Sep 2020

95% of schools may not be POPI Act compliant
95% of schools may not be POPI Act compliantArticle

Schools are increasingly embracing the digital universe and now the Covid-19 pandemic has stratospherically accelerated the adoption of online communication and digital strategies for South African schools...

27 Aug 2020

Your guide to a sound and secure data management strategy
Your guide to a sound and secure data management strategyArticle

There's no honour amongst thieves; an adage that couldn't be truer in current times when unscrupulous cybercriminals target vulnerable organisations...

Chris De Bruyn 19 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

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

Sophos reveals The State of Cloud Security 2020 report
Sophos reveals The State of Cloud Security 2020 reportArticle

According to The State of Cloud Security 2020, a global survey from Sophos, almost 71% of organisations from the MEA region experienced a public cloud security incident in the last year...

13 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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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

Seeking solutions to secure remote working
Seeking solutions to secure remote workingArticle

In our new normal, with millions of employees working remotely, businesses are more reliant on technology than ever before. Collaboration solutions have made it easier for businesses to function more effectively...

10 Jun 2020

Improving the retail CX during tough times
Improving the retail CX during tough timesArticle

The retail industry faces the challenge of delivering a consistent experience across all channels, including online and physical storefronts...

Hemant Harie 28 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

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

5 ways to help your kids stay safe online
5 ways to help your kids stay safe onlineArticle

As online learning becomes more prevalent and children become more active online, there are risks. Cyber bulling, hacking, phishing, credential theft - these are all risks that come hand in hand with any login, virtual conference or platform. But this does not have to be another thing to worry about...

14 May 2020

Is your IoT ecosystem opening you up to supply chain attacks?
Is your IoT ecosystem opening you up to supply chain attacks?Article

The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to revolutionise the relationships businesses have with their data...

13 May 2020

Data backup isn't dead, it's never been more important
Data backup isn't dead, it's never been more importantArticle

What businesses want from the cloud is changing...

Jasmit Sagoo 29 Apr 2020

Not taking lockdown lying down: A 360 industry overview
Not taking lockdown lying down: A 360 industry overviewArticle

An overview of Bizcommunity's Press Offices, companies and organisations putting the grit in integrity, by continuing to communicate and innovate despite the many challenges of the Covid-19 lockdown...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 21 Apr 2020

IDG reveals digital modernisation trends in SA
IDG reveals digital modernisation trends in SAArticle

Dell Technologies recently announced new survey results looking at digital modernisation trends among South Africa's medium-size organisations...

21 Apr 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

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

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

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

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

I've been hacked! What do I do?
I've been hacked! What do I do?Article

With all the hype around cyber attacks and every single cybersecurity enterprise talking about cyber resilience to improve a business' security posture, nobody really knows what to do once they've been hacked...

John Mc Loughlin 21 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

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