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Wi-Fi hijacking is a threat to your security, says Trend Micro expert

Every device that is connected to the Internet is a potential access point for hackers, risking data and personal information. There are some inherent vulnerabilities in Wi-Fi security protocols and hardware components, which can make the lives of hackers that much easier. These possible entry points could provide hackers with access to networks and to […]

‘Preventing network breaches is of highest importance’: Trend Micro expert

South Africa has had its share of high profile security breaches. Cybercriminals have targeted prominent businesses such as Ster Kinekor and Master Deeds in 2017, and most recently, Liberty Holdings earlier this year. With GDPR now in effect, companies with international reach could stand to lose huge amounts of money in fines if they fail […]

Forcepoint Regional Manager on when cybercriminals go to work

What procedures should companies have in place to minimise phishing attacks? Christo van Staden, Forcepoint Regional Manager: Sub-Saharan Africa Phishing, spear phishing and ransomware represent serious threats to any organisation. They can be used to steal money, extort ransom payments, exfiltrate intellectual property, disrupt business operations and, in extreme cases, actually put a company out […]

Networks Unlimited Africa MD on how to prevent phishing attacks

Employees have become key role players in the defence against phishing, and organisations can no longer rely only on IT support and technology applications only. That is according to Anton Jacobsz, MD of Networks Unlimited Africa. Phishing is the fraudulent practice of sending e-mails, supposedly from a trustworthy source, to entice individuals to reveal personal and […]

Top tips for staying safe online on Amazon Prime Day

Industry experts have offered their tips on how to ensure network and personal data is safe from hackers this Amazon Prime Day. Josh Bartolomie, Director, Research and Development, Cofense Unfortunately, with the world we live in, especially with any type of highly visible promotions or sales, scammers will try to take advantage of the situation. […]

Fortinet expert discusses the rise of destructive botnets

By Kalle Bjorn, Director – Systems Engineering, Fortinet Over the past few years, we have watched the rise of ransomware as it successfully targeted a variety of vertical markets, especially healthcare, education and financial services. And like almost all malware, it has also begun to evolve. For example, the WannaCry ransomware engine has recently been modified to support […]

Warning: ‘Traffic systems at risk of cyberattack’

Industry experts have responded to comments made about cybersecurity risks posed to the UK’s critical infrastructure. Speaking with the BBC Today programme, and reported by the Daily Telegraph, General Sir Christopher Deverell, Commander of the UK’s Joint Forces Command, warned that traffic control systems were at risk of cyberattack, with road systems one of several […]

Veeam expert: Five steps to complying with the EU’s GDPR

Now that GDPR has been introduced the journey towards compliance has started and companies are updating their relationship with data protection. Claude Schuck, Regional Manager for Middle East and Central Africa at Veeam Software, looks at ways that enterprises can make their approach fit for the future. There are still a vast number of organisations […]

HID Global expert on the importance of multi-factor authentication

Olivier Thirion de Briel, Global Solution Marketing Director, IAM Solutions at HID Global, discusses the importance of multi-factor authentication in improving organisations’ security posture. It has been clear for years that passwords alone are not enough to protect your company’s assets, networks, applications and data. With the number of breaches increasing every year, and the cost and consequences […]

Genetec expert on the expected increase in ransomware

What can we do about the expected increase in ransomware and cyberextortion tools? By Firas Jadalla, Regional Director, Middle East, Turkey and Africa, Genetec Inc. Physical security systems and devices, including cameras and door controllers, are smarter and more powerful than ever before. As part of both public and private networks, they are increasingly interconnected […]

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