SA hit by longest running cyber attack campaign in July - report

2019-11-21 05:00

In July this year South Africa experienced the longest running cyber-attack campaign among all the regions monitored by an email and data security company.

EXPLAINER: 3 ways to protect your business from cyber attacks

2019-07-20 10:38

Ask any South African company what their major headaches are right now, and chances are that security - including cyber security - will be near the top of the list.

Why cyber criminals are targeting smart buildings

2019-06-16 21:00

With growing investment in smart buildings and the arrival of the Internet of Things, it's only a matter of time before buildings themselves are under attack, says Carey van Vlaanderen.

Expect advanced phishing attacks on smart phones, warns cyber security expert

2019-06-13 09:00

Next year will likely become known for advanced phishing attacks on smart phones, according to a cyber security expert.

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.


Cybersecurity pros name their price as hacker attacks spike

2019-08-09 19:00

It took a R9.7m salary for Matt Comyns to entice a seasoned cybersecurity expert to join one of America’s largest companies as chief information security officer in 2012. This year, the company had to pay R37m to fill the same role.

Higher risk of cyber attacks for wealth managers, says global wealth report

2019-06-29 15:15

Cybersecurity continues to challenge wealth managers, according to a global wealth report released by Boston Consulting Group.

Here's what cyber criminals are looking for

2019-06-16 10:25

There is an increasing number of cyber attacks on supply chains and financial services in Africa, according to experts at global cyber security giant Kaspersky Lab.

Financial services industry under attack by cyber criminals - expert

2019-06-11 21:30

According to research by IBM, there are about 17 billion cyber-attack incidents daily, and the most attacked industry is financial services, because of the valuable data in its possession.

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.

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