Cyber Security


Critical vulnerabilities in smart home controller
July 2019, Kaspersky Lab, Home Security
Kaspersky researchers investigating the control device for an active smart home ecosystem have identified several critical vulnerabilities.

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SA industrial facilities at risk of cyber attacks
July 2019, Industrial (Industry)
With international analysts warning of a growing risk of cyber war, sabotage and espionage impacting industrial and mining facilities, South African stakeholders must step up their efforts to mitigate risk.

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Tackling the insider threat
June 2019, Secnovate, News
Secnovate and its strategic partner, Condyn, has run a series of executive briefings on insider threats, which represents a growing and important threat vector for all organisations, big and small.

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Password awareness critical
June 2019, Kaspersky Lab, Security Services & Risk Management
A recent study revealed that digital identity data and information holds significant value to cybercriminals – who craft ways of gaining this data and exploit it on the dark Web for as little as $50.

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SIM swap fraud expands
June 2019, News, Financial (Industry)
A new wave of attacks targeting financial services and online services have become very common in South Africa and the wider region.

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Career climbing in the digital age
June 2019, Kaspersky Lab, News
The recently published Global Privacy Report from Kaspersky Lab reveals that 64% of South African consumers choose to hide social media activity from their boss.

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Kaspersky Lab to open office in Kigali, Rwanda
June 2019, Kaspersky Lab, News
Kaspersky Lab has announced plans to open a new office in Kigali, Rwanda, to support the rapid growth of its business in East Africa.

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Netgear Armor on Orbi Wi-Fi
June 2019, Duxbury Networking, Home Security, IT infrastructure
Netgear has announced the worldwide availability of Netgear Armor Cyber Threat Protection, powered by Bitdefender, on Orbi Wi-Fi mesh systems, to protect home IT and IoT devices.

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Axis 7th generation ARTPEC chip
June 2019, Axis Communications SA, Editor's Choice, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring
Axis has launched its 7th generation ARTPEC chip, optimised for network video, to improve all the signature Axis technologies created to address difficult light conditions.

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Malicious mobile banker packages circulating online grew by 58%
June 2019, Kaspersky Lab
Mobile banking Trojans usually steal funds directly from mobile users’ bank accounts and there has been a rise in the number of these apps in circulation.

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Where are your crown jewels?
June 2019, Wolfpack Information Risk, Commercial (Industry), Security Services & Risk Management
Understanding what data they store and analyse is gaining increasing urgency for organisations that are now accountable to new(ish) privacy regulations such as the GDPR and our PoPIA.

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Critical vulnerability in Windows OS
June 2019
Vulnerability allows remote code execution by an attacker directly from the network using the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) in remote desktop services that affects older versions of Windows.

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Redstor rescues vets hit by ransomware attack
June 2019, Healthcare (Industry)
Redstor, a provider of data management solutions, has come to the rescue of a vet hit by a ransomware attack.

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Six best practices for creating secure passwords
June 2019, Home Security
Passwords are like toothbrushes: you want to choose a good one, never share it, and replace it quarterly.

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Why cybercriminals are eyeing smart buildings
June 2019, Security Services & Risk Management, Commercial (Industry)
The risk of a security incident taking place in an intelligent building is linked to the motivations of cybercriminals.

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Insiders: who are they?
May 2019, Security Services & Risk Management
The 2018 Insider Threat Report by Cybersecurity Insiders reports that more than 51% of companies are concerned about unintentional insider attacks.

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Visibility is key, and lacking
May 2019, Editor's Choice
Cybercriminals are most likely to be caught on servers and networks, but detecting their time and point of entry remains a mystery.

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Hybrid cloud and hyper-converged data protection
May 2019, IT infrastructure
Arcserve Unified Data Protection extends disaster recovery and backup technologies to prevent downtime and data loss for hyper-converged and SaaS-based workloads.

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LoJax: Be very careful
May 2019
Even replacing drives won’t kill this malware, which is still active more than nine months after researchers from Arbor Networks detailed it.

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The enemy within – insider ­security threats
May 2019, Wolfpack Information Risk, Editor's Choice, Financial (Industry)
Insider threats in today’s financial world are insidious and destructive and your defence against insiders should start long before the person assumes his/her position.

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