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New malicious malware targeting Govts and NGOs in META region detected

A newly discovered backdoor dubbed 'SessionManager' that is targeting governmental institutions and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) across the globe claiming victims in...

93% of OT organizations experienced an intrusion in the past year

Fortinet recently released the 2022 State of Operational Technology and Cybersecurity Report. Based on a detailed survey conducted in March 2022 of more...

Top 8 cybersecurity predictions for 2022-23

According to research firm Gartner, executive performance evaluations will be increasingly linked to ability to manage cyber risk; almost one-third of...

Why business leaders must reprioritise cybersecurity

Combatting cybercrime is a constant concern for South African companies. At the beginning of May, Dis-Chem experienced a cyberattack where the...

The great phishing fail

In 2021, phishing attacks increased by 7.3% according to the ESET Threat Report, and the Cisco 2021 Cybersecurity threat trends report...

Uber partners AURA to enhance rider and driver safety

Ride-hailing firm, Uber, has partnered with Aura, an on-demand security and medical response platform to provide quick and reliable private armed...

3 ways security leaders can prepare for evolution of cybersecurity strategy and roles

As the evolution of cybersecurity strategy, leadership and technologies continues, research firm Gartner highlighted three steps security leaders can take now...

Small businesses in Kenya and Nigeria still at risk of RDP and Internet attacks

According to cybersecurity firm Kaspersky, the number of Trojan-PSW (Password Stealing Ware) detections in Nigeria more than doubled in 2022 (2654...

10 digital payment fraud trends post COVID-19

The effects of COVID-19 may have done wonders for digital commerce and remittances, but the mass move to digital channels also...

Why the healthcare industry should strengthen its cybersecurity

The Covid-19 pandemic fast-tracked digital transformation in the South African healthcare system, but this overnight evolution may have left infrastructures and...

88% of businesses previously attacked would pay ransom if targeted again – report

In 88% of organisations previously attacked by ransomware, business leaders would choose to pay a ransom if faced with another attack.

SA’s Entersekt and Capitec Bank bolster security for e-commerce transactions

Entersekt, a global device identity and authentication solutions provider, has announced that South Africa’s Capitec Bank, has implemented its innovative EMV 3D...

20% of industrial firms in META region turn off their cybersecurity solution if it impacts production

About 20% of industrial businesses in the Middle-East, Turkey and Africa (META) region, tend to switch off their cybersecurity product if...

Data breaches cost South Africans R46 million in 2021 – report

The security landscape is challenging and complex. There have been significant surges in data breaches and attacks that have focused on...

Corporates protected – but not secure

Just how secure is your corporation? Nearly three quarters of South Africa’s top 100 corporates are investing...

6 common crypto scams and how to avoid falling victim

The world seems to have gone ‘crypto-mad’. Digital currencies like bitcoin, Monero, Ethereum, and even Dogecoin, are all over the internet....

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Vertiv shuffles EMEA leadership team

Critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions provider Vertiv, has announced changes to its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) senior leadership...

Leveraging IoT with prefabricated edge datacentres

With many organisations moving from a centralised approach to data management towards a more distributed model, IoT-generated data is moving closer...

MTN SA Foundation launches inaugural MTN Women in Digital Business Challenge

The MTN SA Foundation has announced a R1 million commitment to enable innovation, entrepreneurship, and job creation for women in the...

MTN Nigeria partners mobility tech firm to reward good driving

MTN Nigeria, has partnered with ETAP, a mobility technology company that creates solutions and incentives to improve the automotive experience, to...

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