IT Security

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This is why Cybersecurity is vital to business strategies in 2019

Relentless cyber criminals are becoming smarter and more resourceful by the day. 2018 taught us many lessons and one of them is that companies cannot afford to develop business strategies without cybersecurity being at the heart of it. Many companies that became victims of cyber-attacks witnessed first-hand how difficult, time-consuming and expensive it is to recover from, if at all. Cybersecurity... »

financial crime trends

Discussing the top financial crime trends for 2019

The same concept holds true for cybercrime and the Financial Services industry. At the end of the day, regardless of who the ultimate victim of a cyberattack is, the end goal of most cyber events continues to be financial gain. Cybercriminals increasingly target online banking and mobile apps According to Fortinet’s Threat Landscape Report, over one-quarter of organisations experienced a mobile ma... »

Cyber Security

The criminals have a roadmap in place, do you?

Organisations that do not have a clear longer-term security roadmap in place are putting themselves at risk of being compromised. It is the companies that are already investing in tomorrow’s tools to solve today’s problems that will survive the ongoing onslaught to circumvent security solutions. This is the view of Jon Tullett, research manager – IT Services for Sub-Saharan Africa at International... »

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Trusted MSPs should be utilised to assist in protecting businesses

The Kaspersky Lab IT Security Risks Survey 2017 highlighted that 42% of small and medium businesses (SMBs) and 51% of enterprises indicated that they worked with Managed Service Providers (MSPs) in 2017. This suggests that businesses are starting to realise that MSPs can be a helping hand towards enhancing their IT security. A trusted MSP is vital in remotely managing the IT infrastructure of an o... »

mobile

Around 23000 mobile devices go missing every month

The holiday season is nearly upon us, and that means that millions of people are getting ready for a trip abroad. And while they are on holiday, many will be taking the opportunity to capture precious memories of their time away. In fact, according to Kaspersky Lab’s consumer research, 15% of South Africans say photos and videos of their travel are the most important forms of data on their devices... »

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The Risks Mobile Payments Present to Financial Service

It’s no secret that the financial services industry is a top target for cybercriminals looking to steal valuable data. In fact, data shows that financial firms face daily attacks that attempt to bypass defences protecting a growing number of attack vectors. Of this regular cadence of attacks, a staggering 36 percent result in data loss. This growing risk comes at a time when financial servic... »

Cyber Security

Big Business or SME: We All Need 21st Century Data Security

Technology created and widely adopted in the 21st century has undoubtedly made our lives easier. It means everyday activities like banking are far less tedious and time-consuming, and that complex, more specialised tasks, like managing a company’s finances, are simplified. However, along with the benefits of convenience and efficiency, comes an element of risk for all businesses making the most of... »

Countdown to the rollout of new data regulations

Are mobile apps watching and tracking South Africans?

The monitoring capabilities of mobile apps are becoming a concern for South African users, many of whom are worried that the apps on their connected devices might be able to track them down, watch what they’re doing, or share their data. But these dangers could be easily averted by putting some simple security measures in place, warns cybersecurity experts from Kaspersky Lab. There are rising conc... »

Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency social engineering schemes helped criminals net nearly $10 Million last year

Kaspersky Lab experts have exposed a relatively new fraudulent trend: the development of cryptocurrency is not only attracting investors, but also cyber-criminals seeking to boost their profits. During the first half of 2018, Kaspersky Lab products blocked more than a hundred thousand triggers related to cryptocurrencies on fake exchanges and other sources. With each attempt, criminals have been t... »

Your business may be battling to compete because of this common misperception

NukeBot designed to steal credentials of online banking customers

Kaspersky Lab researchers have detected NukeBot – new malware which has been designed to steal the credentials of online banking customers. Earlier versions of the Trojan were known to the security industry as TinyNuke, but lacked the features necessary to launch attacks. The latest versions however, are fully operable, and contain code to target the users of specific banks. Although the appearanc... »

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