Why must employees be cyber risk aware if top management has no clue, asks academic

2019-05-03 21:01

Companies often force employees to be cyber security aware, while top management does not have a clue what is going on, warns the director of the Centre for Cyber Security at the University of Johannesburg.

When you're done reading this, the world will face over 500 new cyber threats

2019-04-29 15:54

In 1994 there was about 1 new malware detected per hour; by 2008 it was about one per minute and by 2011 about one per second.

'Thousands' of EU diplomatic cables hacked: report

2018-12-19 12:31

Hackers apparently connected to China have accessed thousands of sensitive EU diplomatic cables, the New York Times reports, in the latest embarrassing data breach to hit a major international organisation.

Q&A: How small businesses can guard against cyber threats

2018-11-24 15:00

Simon Bryden of cybersecurity firm Fortinet shares ways that small enterprises, which are under resourced, can better equip themselves against cyber threats.

5 life hacks to ensure you don't get hacked

2018-11-18 18:45

An expert shares five simple ways consumers and businesses can better protect their data.

5 key challenges for businesses as they head for digital transformation

2018-11-17 15:19

As businesses make the move to digital transformation, they must match their security transformation.

Are we heading towards cybersecurity Armageddon in SA?

2018-09-04 12:16

One of the biggest cybersecurity problems in South Africa is a feeble awareness among our workforce, including all level managers, and citizens.

US and UK issue joint alert warning of Russian cyber attacks

2018-04-17 06:15

Russia is using compromised computer network equipment to attack US and British companies and government agencies, the two countries have warned in an unprecedented joint alert.

Tech firms rush out patches for 'pervasive' computer flaw

2018-01-05 07:07

Amid a frantic rush to patch a computer security flaw, experts have struggled to determine the impact of a newly discovered vulnerability which could affect billions of devices worldwide.

US short of options to punish N Korea for serious cyberattack

2017-12-20 16:14

The Trump administration is vowing that North Korea will be held accountable for a May cyberattack that affected 150 countries, but it isn't saying how.


A 13-year old hacker's 3 top tips to beef up your cyber security

2019-05-03 05:00

Fin24 talks to 13-year old hacker Reuben Paul, who delivered his first presentation at a hacker conference at the tender age of 8.

Millions of Facebook records exposed on public servers - report

2019-04-05 08:42

Facebook has once again dropped the ball on user information by allowing a public server to store hundreds of millions of user account information.

Cybersecurity key challenge for actuaries - industry body

2018-12-03 06:00

Actuarial skills are now also sought after in industries like banking, healthcare and mining, which rely heavily on data and systems integrity.

Lessons on data breaches from the EU

2018-11-19 06:15

Six months after the General Data Protection Regulation came into effect in the EU, an industry expert points out the biggest lessons to learnt from the policy on handling data breaches.

Cyber criminals meet their match as industry players work together

2018-11-18 11:23

Major industry players are taking down cyber threats through collaboration and intelligence sharing.

Does not compute: Japan cyber security minister admits shunning PCs

2018-11-15 18:53

A Japanese minister in charge of cyber security has provoked astonishment by admitting he has never used a computer in his professional life, and appearing confused by the concept of a USB drive.

Tips to protect your data in the age of cybercrime

2018-06-11 22:25

Researchers from the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research share tips for social media users to protect their information.

US isn't sharing what it knows on cyber risks - official

2018-03-08 20:21

The US government has failed to share enough information about cyber threats, including risks to election systems, with federal agencies and states, according to a top Trump administration intelligence official.

North Korean hackers hijack computers to mine cryptocurrencies

2018-01-02 19:42

As the regime in Pyongyang widens its hunt for cash under tougher international sanctions, North Korean hacking units are using cyber-attacks to try and mine cryptocurrencies

Massive cyber attacks slated for 2018 will make Petya WannaCry

2017-12-20 14:17

The past year's devastating cyberattacks could soon be dwarfed, with new and better coordinated attacks in 2018 looming large.

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