Information Security



Deception technology crucial to unmasking data theft
March 2024, Security Services & Risk Management
The ‘silent theft’ of data is an increasingly prevalent cyber threat to businesses, driving the ongoing leakage of personal information in the public domain through undetected attacks that cannot even be policed by data privacy legislation.

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Data security and privacy in global mobility
March 2024, Security Services & Risk Management
Data security and privacy in today’s interconnected world is of paramount importance. In the realm of global mobility, where individuals and organisations traverse borders for various reasons, safeguarding sensitive information becomes an even more critical imperative.

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Sophos celebrates partners and cybersecurity innovation at annual conference
March 2024, News & Events
[Sponsored] Sun City hosted Sophos' annual partner event this year, which took place from 12 to 14 March. Sophos’ South African cybersecurity distributors and resellers gathered for an engaging two-day conference.

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The CIPC hack has potentially serious consequences
March 2024, Editor's Choice
A cyber breach at the South African Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) has put millions of companies at risk. The organisation holds a vast database of registration details, including sensitive data like ID numbers, addresses, and contact information.

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Navigating South Africa's cybersecurity regulations
February 2024, Sophos, Infrastructure
[Sponsored] Data privacy and compliance are not just buzzwords; they are essential components of a robust cybersecurity strategy that cannot be ignored. Understanding and adhering to local data protection laws and regulations becomes paramount.

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AI augmentation in security software and the resistance to IT
February 2024, Security Services & Risk Management
The integration of AI technology into security software has been met with resistance. In this, the first in a series of two articles, Paul Meyer explores the challenges and obstacles that must be overcome to empower AI-enabled, human-centric decision-making.

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Milestone Systems joins CVE programme
February 2024, Milestone Systems, News & Events
Milestone Systems has partnered with the Common Vulnerability and Exposures (CVE) Programme as a CVE Numbering Authority (CNA), to assist the programme to find, describe, and catalogue known cybersecurity issues.

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Access & identity expectations for 2024
SMART Access & Identity 2024, Technews Publishing, IDEMIA , ZKTeco, Gallagher, Salto Systems Africa, Regal Distributors SA, Reditron, Editor's Choice, Access Control & Identity Management, AI & Data Analytics
What does 2024 have in store for the access and identity industry? SMART Security Solutions asked several industry players for their brief thoughts on what they expect this year.

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Prepare for cyber-physical attacks
SMART Access & Identity 2024, Gallagher, Access Control & Identity Management
As the security landscape continues to evolve, organisations must fortify their security solutions to embrace the changing needs of the security and technology industries. Nowhere is this more present than with regard to cybersecurity.

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Zero Trust and user fatigue
SMART Access & Identity 2024, Access Control & Identity Management
Paul Meyer, Security Solutions Executive, iOCO OpenText, says implementing Zero Trust and enforcing it can create user fatigue, which only leads to carelessness and a couldn’t care attitude.

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Passwordless, unphishable web browsers
SMART Access & Identity 2024, Access Control & Identity Management
Passkey technology is proving to be an easily deployed way to bring unphishable, biometric-based security to browsers; making identification and authentication much more secure and reliable for all parties.

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Creating a cybersecurity strategy in a world where threats never sleep
January 2024, Infrastructure
[Sponsored Content] The boom of Internet of Things (IoT) technology and the chaos that surrounded the sudden shift to work-from-home models in 2020 kick-started the age of cybercrime. In that period, incidents rose by 600%, affecting every industry and showing no signs of slowing down.

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Practical guide to protect data privacy
January 2024, Training & Education
The Data Privacy Toolkit, reflecting the evolving landscape of data privacy, includes guidelines and recommendations to safeguard sensitive information crucial for protecting sensitive information from malicious actors.

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Exclusive Networks Africa partners with HCLSoftware
January 2024, News & Events
Exclusive Networks Africa has secured an agreement with HCLSoftware, the software business division of HCLTech, which will see the cybersecurity specialist for digital infrastructure add the HCLBigFix endpoint management platform to its existing cybersecurity offering.

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Dark web market trends
January 2024
Kaspersky anticipates new challenges in 2024, including a heightened presence of crypto-drainer services, increased promotion of fraudulent websites through search advertising, and a rise in malicious 'loaders'.

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Obscure Technologies spotlights Africa’s growth potential
January 2024, Editor's Choice
Economic growth is accompanied by increased awareness of evolving cyber threats, leading to proactive investment in cybersecurity measures. Protecting critical infrastructure, businesses, and individuals from cyberattacks is a paramount goal.

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Key considerations for a secure and effective MSSP partnership
January 2024
Achieving sustainable value from a managed security service provider relies on several critical factors, each contributing to a robust and effective partnership that best fits each company.

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Armata unpacks the benefits of outsourcing security operations
January 2024
To the backdrop of cyber threats increasing every year, accompanied by a severe skills shortage in the tech industry broadly, and cybersecurity more specifically, many businesses are looking for the best ways to manage their security operations.

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Cyberattacks the #1 cause of business outages
January 2024, Editor's Choice, Infrastructure
The latest survey by Veeam Software shows that 92% of organizations will increase their spending on data protection by 2024 to achieve cyber resilience due to continued threats of ransomware and cyberattacks.

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Eleven percent of companies in SA suffered malicious actions by staff
January 2024, News & Events
Cyber incidents caused by the human factor are usually attributed to occasional employee errors, but a more important element often overlooked is deliberate malicious behaviour by staff.

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