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Combatting Africa’s mobile cybercrime challenge

Anna Collard, SVP of Content Strategy and Evangelist, KnowBe4 Africa, addresses the mobile cybercrime challenge across the continent. In June 2020, Upstream’s Secure-D antifraud platform revealed that the total number of malicious mobile applications doubled in the first quarter of the year. The analysis found 29,000 malicious apps (14,500 in 2019), a 55% spike in […]


Fortinet survey points to optimism on 5G promise while highlighting role of security

Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, has announced that a commissioned survey conducted by TelecomTV in association with HardenStance and ETSI found broad-based optimism for 5G revenue opportunities among telecom sector respondents, but only if the new 5G services were both more secure and better tailored to key enterprise use […]


New Fortinet survey points to optimism on 5G promise while highlighting role of security

Fortinet, a global provider of broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, has announced that a commissioned survey conducted by TelecomTV in association with HardenStance and ETSI found broad-based optimism for 5G revenue opportunities among telecom sector respondents, but only if the new 5G services were both more secure and better tailored to key enterprise use […]


Malware main culprit for mobile ad fraud and airtime theft in South Africa

Nearly 1.7 million mobile subscribers are infected with mobile malware in South Africa alone, according to full year 2019 data by mobile security expert, Secure-D. According to the company, malware is the main culprit responsible for airtime theft and mobile ad fraud evident in the country with 18,000 instances found on South African users’ devices. […]


Why effective crisis communication is critical for the Civil Nuclear Constabulary

Reliable communication is essential for an organisation like the Civil Nuclear Constabulary. We hear from the company’s Resilience Officer, Joseph Shearer-Rust, who tells us why it chose to work with Blackberry to improve its communication abilities and some of the key benefits of the solution. Sites that house nuclear materials must be treated with the […]


How business can protect against mobile threats

George Tsoukas, ANZ Manager, Gigamon, tells us how organisations can limit the risk associated with operating a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy. The increased use of personal phones for work and the growth of mobile malware, are creating and escalating risk to organizations. The mobile phone has become ubiquitous both personally and professionally. Many […]


MobileIron offers complete mobile phishing protection to secure the Everywhere Enterprise

MobileIron, the mobile-centric security platform for the Everywhere Enterprise, has announced multi-vector mobile phishing protection for iOS and Android devices to help organisations defend against one of the top cybersecurity threats. MobileIron Threat Defense (MTD) now offers on-device and cloud-based phishing URL database lookup to detect and remediate phishing attacks across all mobile threat vectors, […]


Lookout’s 2020 Mobile Phishing Report shows 37% sequential increase in first quarter of 2020

Lookout, a leader in mobile security, has released its 2020 Mobile Phishing Spotlight Report that reveals a 37% increase worldwide in enterprise mobile phishing encounter rate between the fourth quarter of 2019 and the first quarter of 2020. The report also shows that unmitigated mobile phishing threats could cost organisations with 10,000 mobile devices as […]


UAE saw almost 70,000 cyberattacks on smartphones in 2020 with an increase during quarantine

Reviewing the statistics of cyberattacks on smartphone users, Kaspersky researchers saw that in the period of January to June 2020, the number of malicious attacks on mobile users reached 68,063 in the United Arab Emirates. The results showed that quarantine did not have a particular influence on the UAE threat landscape. To compare UAE with […]


ESET researchers detect a new trick used by malware to slip into the official Android app store

ESET researchers discovered an extremely stealthy – yet surprisingly simple – technique that allowed Android malware to stay under the radar. Analysing the DEFENSOR ID app that was – at the time – available on the official Android app store, ESET researchers learned the app misused accessibility services but required no other suspicious permission nor […]


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