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Here's how hackers break into the business environment and how it can be avoided
Here's how hackers break into the business environment and how it can be avoided

Organisations have to invest in comprehensive in-depth phishing plans, leveraging policies, technical tools and awareness training best practices to ensure that they're not vulnerable to attack. And this attack is absolutely guaranteed...

Anna CollardBy Anna Collard 11 Jun 2021

4 security vulnerabilities found in Microsoft Office
4 security vulnerabilities found in Microsoft Office

Check Point Research has discovered four security vulnerabilities that affect products in Microsoft Office, including Excel and Office online...

10 Jun 2021

The sooner the better: implementing cybersecurity and data protection law across Africa
The sooner the better: implementing cybersecurity and data protection law across Africa

The pandemic has driven home the high value of personal data to the global economy, while also highlighting its vulnerability to abuse and attack. In response, governments around the world have been reviewing their data privacy and protections laws and regulations, including in South Africa...

By Darryl Bernstein and Janet MacKenzie 8 Jun 2021

President Cyril Ramaphosa signs Cybercrimes Bill into law
President Cyril Ramaphosa signs Cybercrimes Bill into law

President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed the Cybercrimes Bill into law, which brings South Africa's cybersecurity laws in line with the rest of the world...

2 Jun 2021

4 ways businesses can embrace digital transformation securely
4 ways businesses can embrace digital transformation securely

Most organisations in business today understand the importance of digital transformation. The events of the past year or so, in particular, have accelerated it as an imperative, as organisations were forced to adapt to new, digital-first ways of doing things...

By Stergios Saltas 2 Jun 2021

Brands continue losing customer loyalty to cybercriminals, report reveals
Brands continue losing customer loyalty to cybercriminals, report reveals

If you're a marketer or brand owner in 2021, it's not enough to protect your brands and trademarks in real life. You have to build a fort around your online assets too...

By Duane Nicol 1 Jun 2021

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Kaspersky, Skill Cup launch free kid's cyber safety training course

Kaspersky and Skill Cup have launched a free training course, available for iOS and Android devices, aimed at helping parents and their kids better navigate cybersecurity and digital ethics...

1 Jun 2021

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Keeping chatbots PoPIA compliant...

Chatbots have been created to streamline customer engagement. However, given the quantity of personal information which a chatbot may acquire, how do you ensure that your chatbot is PoPIA compliant...?

By Maison Samuels 1 Jun 2021

Beware of Covid-19 vaccine scams
Beware of Covid-19 vaccine scams

McAfee has warned that cybercriminals are selling fake Covid-19 vaccines, fake vaccination cards, and fake test results on the dark web...

21 May 2021

Sophos discovers over a hundred fake cryptocurrency apps that steal money
Sophos discovers over a hundred fake cryptocurrency apps that steal money

IT security company Sophos has identified 167 fake Android and iOS apps that attackers are using to steal money from people who believe they have installed a financial trading, banking or cryptocurrency app from a well-known and trusted organisation...

18 May 2021

World Password Day: The dos and don'ts of passwords
World Password Day: The dos and don'ts of passwords

World Password Day originates from the security researcher Mark Burnett as he realised that the passwords most people were using were hopelessly inadequate...

By Niel van Rooyen 6 May 2021

How EMV 3-D Secure protocol adoption will benefit the entire e-commerce ecosystem
How EMV 3-D Secure protocol adoption will benefit the entire e-commerce ecosystem

Authentication specialist, Entersekt believes that for the e-commerce landscape to benefit from the new EMV 3-D Secure protocol, a collaborative effort between merchants, banks and card networks is required...

5 May 2021

How to ensure PoPIA compliance among BYOD remote workforces
How to ensure PoPIA compliance among BYOD remote workforces

With PoPIA soon coming into effect, are employees who use their personal devices for work purposes - and their employers - violating its rules? Potentially yes...

By Sián Fields 4 May 2021

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

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

30 Apr 2021

Mandatory new job spec: PoPIA requires appointment of Information Officer
Mandatory new job spec: PoPIA requires appointment of Information Officer

The digital representation of data or personal information, has brought many challenges to protecting privacy rights and thereby protecting individuals...

By Ahmore Burger-Smidt and Dimakatso Khumalo 29 Apr 2021

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

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

Is your smartphone helping marketers target you? Take the test
Is your smartphone helping marketers target you? Take the test

The best way to see if your phone is helping marketers target you is by setting up a trap. Here's how to do it...

19 Apr 2021

Blockchain could play an important role in future agriculture and food security
Blockchain could play an important role in future agriculture and food security

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has further destabilized global food chains supplies. Technological innovations like blockchain can help address these challenges...

By Abdul-Rahim Abdulai, Carling Bieg, Evan Fraser and Sarah Marquis 16 Apr 2021

Truecaller active users in Africa reaches 43 million, introduces new business identity solution
Truecaller active users in Africa reaches 43 million, introduces new business identity solution

The telephone search engine and caller ID service announced the launch of a new identity solution for businesses. Here's how it works...

15 Apr 2021

How Covid-19 has heralded a new era of digital buildings
How Covid-19 has heralded a new era of digital buildings

With the adoption of fourth industrial revolution (4IR) technologies in all aspects of our lives, it is no surprise that buildings are getting a lot 'smarter' too...

By Peter Malebye 14 Apr 2021






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