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STORMAGIC extends portfolio into encryption solutions

Despite the technological innovation taking place, companies would do well to remain focused on ensuring their IT fundamentals are in place before rushing to capitalise on the latest trends. And nowhere is this more critical than when it comes to cybersecurity. Expectations are that the impact of global cybercrime will cost businesses more than $6 […]

Continue Reading Cybersecurity Reimagined for the CIO

Cybersecurity Reimagined for the CIO

According to Check Point Software, 27% of companies worldwide have suffered attacks on their mobile devices, showing a clear upward trend of sixth generation attacks

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Mobile adware: the silent plague with no origin

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Continue Reading COVID-19: MTN CIO urges Ghanaian IT experts to be vigilant about Cyber-criminals

COVID-19: MTN CIO urges Ghanaian IT experts to be vigilant about Cyber-criminals

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Securing the remote workforce

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Continue Reading Cybersecurity industry turns to collaboration with Deloitte partnering Palo Alto Networks

Cybersecurity industry turns to collaboration with Deloitte partnering Palo Alto Networks

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Like Time: 40% of Parents in Nigeria agree that Cute Photos with Kids get more likes

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Continue Reading Why a partner-led approach is critical to effective cyber

Why a partner-led approach is critical to effective cyber

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Continue Reading Connectivity, security key to e-commerce growth, says Visa chief

Connectivity, security key to e-commerce growth, says Visa chief

The coronavirus breakout has exposed firms’ poor tech infrastructure in combing unforeseen calamities despite Kenya being one of Africa’s silicon savannah, experts have observed. 

Continue Reading Beware of hackers as your employees work from home, experts warn companies

Beware of hackers as your employees work from home, experts warn companies

3 600 schools in DRC to get Konnect Africa’s high-speed internet

Continue Reading 3 600 schools in DRC to get Konnect Africa’s high-speed internet

3 600 schools in DRC to get Konnect Africa’s high-speed internet

Covid-19: Hospitals, WHO face cybersecurity threats

Continue Reading Covid-19: Hospitals, WHO face cybersecurity threats

Covid-19: Hospitals, WHO face cybersecurity threats

Ginp Android Banking Trojan demands money for showing people infected with COVID-19 nearby – don’t fall for the bait

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Ginp Android Banking Trojan demands money for showing people infected with COVID-19 nearby – don’t f

Government, businesses and other organisations across South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria and Ethiopia are increasingly encouraging work-from-home strategies in a bid to slow the spread of COVID-19/Coronavirus.

Continue Reading Kaspersky encourages users and companies to secure remote workplaces

Kaspersky encourages users and companies to secure remote workplaces

Despite the benefits of a digital and always-connected business environment, cyber security risks have also evolved to become more sophisticated and increasingly pervasive. As such, traditional defensive measures are no longer adequate, resulting in the need to embrace more adaptive solutions, such as next-generation firewalls (NGFWs).

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The importance of next-generation firewalls

New research released by KnowBe4 finds that at least 65% of Internet users in Africa are concerned about cyber crime, but that the majority still fall victim to phishing emails and malware infections.

Continue Reading Phishing still a top cyber security risk in Africa: study

Phishing still a top cyber security risk in Africa: study

Investigation of botnet activity reveals that around 28% of attacks happened on weekends, with the share of attacks on Sundays growing by two and a half percentage points – reaching 13%.

Continue Reading DDoS attacks almost double in Q4 2019 compared to previous year, with busier Sundays

DDoS attacks almost double in Q4 2019 compared to previous year, with busier Sundays

Many organisations have tended to ignore certain elements of cybersecurity. However, ignorance in this instance is most certainly not bliss. 

Continue Reading Tackling cybersecurity in 2020 and beyond

Tackling cybersecurity in 2020 and beyond

The countries attacked most often were South Africa, accounting for 58% of all attacks in the region, Kenya (10%) and Nigeria (4%).

Continue Reading It’s a match! More than 7,700 attacks by threats disguised as dating apps in Africa

It’s a match! More than 7,700 attacks by threats disguised as dating apps in Africa

The very factors that have helped to make Kenya such a motivated and major African player in the Digital Age have also made local organisations in the public and private sector vulnerable to security threats and compliance issues.

Continue Reading Stay ahead of those data security woes

Stay ahead of those data security woes

Kaspersky security researchers have reported on thousands of notifications of attacks on major banks located in the sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region. 

Continue Reading Silence before the storm: Russian speaking hacking group is attacking banks in Sub-Saharan Africa

Silence before the storm: Russian speaking hacking group is attacking banks in Sub-Saharan Africa

Kaspersky researchers detected a Trojan application that terrorizes users with unsolicited ads and boosts installations of online shopping applications –fooling both users and advertisers. 

Continue Reading Mystery shopper: malicious app spreads fake reviews

Mystery shopper: malicious app spreads fake reviews

Kaspersky’s research of the RevengeHotels campaign aimed at the hospitality sector, has confirmed over 20 hotels in Latin America, Europe and Asia have fallen victim to targeted malware attacks.

Continue Reading Not-so-safe travels: сybercriminals stealing guests’ credit card data from hotel front desks

Not-so-safe travels: сybercriminals stealing guests’ credit card data from hotel front desks

Kaspersky Threat Intelligence Portal is a single point of access for the company’s threat intelligence, providing all cyberattack data and insights gathered by Kaspersky. 

Continue Reading Kaspersky opens privileged access to curated features of its threat intelligence

Kaspersky opens privileged access to curated features of its threat intelligence

WhatsApp adds fingerprint unlock feature for Android users

WhatsApp users on Android can now lock the messaging app using their fingerprint.

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WhatsApp adds fingerprint unlock feature for Android users

DNS-over-HTTPS: Why the Web’s latest privacy tech is causing an outcry

A new technology promises to make your Web browser more private than ever, keeping your Internet activity from prying eyes. But some argue your data won’t actually be all that private.

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DNS-over-HTTPS: Why the Web’s latest privacy tech is causing an outcry

Facebook suing Israeli company over ‘WhatsApp spyware’

Facebook is suing the Israeli hacker-for-hire company NSO Group for allegedly targeting some 1 400 users of its encrypted messaging service WhatsApp with highly sophisticated spyware.

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Facebook suing Israeli company over ‘WhatsApp spyware’

Criminals are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their efforts to defraud customers, MTN South Africa warned on Monday. Click here to discuss this article.

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MTN warns clients of sophisticated fraud methods

As the festive season approaches, fraud incidences will increase as scammers continue to find new ways to circumvent security barriers and scam unsuspecting consumers of their hard-earned money.

Continue Reading MTN cautions customers to take extra precautions to protect themselves against fraud

MTN cautions customers to take extra precautions to protect themselves against fraud

Adobe exposed the data of 7.5 million of its creative software customers, a person familiar with the matter said, in the latest example of a company leaving consumer information visible on the Internet. Click here to discuss this article.

Continue Reading Adobe exposed data of 7.5 million software subscribers

Adobe exposed data of 7.5 million software subscribers

Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has recognised 43 students from 10 universities for exceptional skills at the Cyber Security Hackathon held at Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi.

Continue Reading Communications Authority of Kenya recognizes students in cyber security awareness drive

Communications Authority of Kenya recognizes students in cyber security awareness drive

The South African Banking Risk Information Centre warned on Friday that local banks are under sustained distributed denial-of-service attacks, targeting “various public-facing services”. Click here to discuss this article.

Continue Reading Sabric says SA banks are under sustained DDoS attacks

Sabric says SA banks are under sustained DDoS attacks

The City of Johannesburg has taken its systems offline following a ransomware attack.

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City of Johannesburg falls victim to ransomware attack

The group that has hacked the City of Johannesburg is demanding a ransom in bitcoin. Click here to discuss this article.

Continue Reading Group demands bitcoin in ransom after Jo’burg cyberattack: report

Group demands bitcoin in ransom after Jo’burg cyberattack: report

The City of Johannesburg said on Friday that it has detected a “network breach”, which resulted in unauthorised access to its information systems. Click here to discuss this article.

Continue Reading City of Jo’burg says it’s been hit by cyberattackers

City of Jo’burg says it’s been hit by cyberattackers

The new 5G security approach integrates and automates 5G network security by treating the entire network as a sensor. 

Continue Reading The secret to 5G security? Turn the network into a sensor.

The secret to 5G security? Turn the network into a sensor.

Kaspersky honeypots – networks of virtual copies of various internet connected devices and applications – have detected 105 million attacks on IoT devices coming from 276,000 unique IP addresses in the first six months of the year.

Continue Reading Internet of Things (IoT) under fire: Kaspersky detects more than 100m attacks on smart devices

Internet of Things (IoT) under fire: Kaspersky detects more than 100m attacks on smart devices

Even though cyber security is a mission-critical part of ensuring business success in today’s digital environment, not many local companies are prioritising this. According to Zaheer Ebrahim – Presales Engineer at Trend Micro, more must be done to ensure systems are protected from attacks.

Continue Reading Changing cyber security best practice

Changing cyber security best practice

Botswana needs to train more personnel in the area of cyber security if the country is to eliminate cyber risk.

Continue Reading Cyber security professionals: Botswana’s headache

Cyber security professionals: Botswana’s headache

Most Fintech companies do not have proper defences in place to protect their services and their users against a data breach and the unregulated market doesn’t make it easier to secure the environment.

Continue Reading Growth in Fintech drives growth in cyberattacks

Growth in Fintech drives growth in cyberattacks

The number of phishing attacks targeting users of Mac computers, iOS-based mobile devices, and the associated web services ecosystem to lure them into fraudulent schemes has reached 1.6 million in the first half of 2019 (H1-19).  

Continue Reading Phishing attacks targeting ‘i-users’ up by 9%, to 1.6 million for H1-19

Phishing attacks targeting ‘i-users’ up by 9%, to 1.6 million for H1-19

The local Namibian Chapter of ISACA, together with regional partners recently hosted a successful one-day conference on ‘navigating through uncertain times” in Windhoek .

Continue Reading ISACA Windhoek Chapter hosts successful cybersecurity, risk and fraud management conference

ISACA Windhoek Chapter hosts successful cybersecurity, risk and fraud management conference

According to Kaspersky, mobile apps are often the cause of unintentional data leakage.

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The dark side of apps

Gartner estimates that by 2020, 100% of large enterprises will be asked to report to their boards of directors on cybersecurity and technology risk at least once a year. 

Continue Reading 5 Security Questions Your Board Will Definitely Ask

5 Security Questions Your Board Will Definitely Ask

Kaspersky researchers have identified a growth in the usage of cunning spam and phishing delivery technique.

Continue Reading Scammers increasingly distribute spam and phishing emails from legitimate company websites

Scammers increasingly distribute spam and phishing emails from legitimate company websites

Synology recently found that several users were under a ransomware attack, where admins’ credentials were stolen by brute-force login attacks, and their data was encrypted as a result.

Continue Reading Synology Urges All Users to Take Immediate Action to Protect Data from Ransomware Attack

Synology Urges All Users to Take Immediate Action to Protect Data from Ransomware Attack

IBM Security has  announced the results of its annual study examining the financial impact of data breaches on organisations. According to the report, the cost of a data breach has risen 12% over the past 5 years and now costs $3.92 million on average globally. 

Continue Reading IBM Study Shows Data Breach Costs on the Rise

IBM Study Shows Data Breach Costs on the Rise

Sophos research reveals IT managers are inundated with cyberattacks coming from all directions and are struggling to keep up due to a lack of security expertise, budget and up to date technology.

Continue Reading IT Managers are inundated with cyberattacks and struggling to keep up, says Sophos Global Survey

IT Managers are inundated with cyberattacks and struggling to keep up, says Sophos Global Survey

Incidents in public cloud infrastructure are more likely to happen because of a customer’s employees rather than actions carried out by cloud providers, according to a new Kaspersky report.

Continue Reading Humans cause nine out of ten data breaches in the cloud

Humans cause nine out of ten data breaches in the cloud