IT Security

Cyberattack

SA industrial facilities at risk of cyber attacks

With international analysts warning of a growing risk of cyber war, sabotage and espionage impacting industrial and mining facilities, South African stakeholders must step up their efforts to mitigate risk. This is according to GECI, an international tactical cyber security specialist now launching its portfolio of cyber security solutions in South Africa. After Europe, GECI has chosen to expand i... »

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Kaspersky Lab uncovers critical vulnerability in Windows OS

Kaspersky Lab’s automated technologies have detected a previously unknown vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. It was exploited by an unidentified criminal group in an attempt to gain full control over a targeted device. The attack was aimed at the core of the system – its kernel – through a backdoor constructed from an essential element of Windows OS. Backdoors are an extremely dangerous type of m... »

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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... »

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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... »

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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... »

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