Information Security



Identity verification and management trends
Issue 8 2023, Technews Publishing
Insights into what we can expect from identity fraudsters and the industry next year, ranging from criminal exploitation of AI and digital IDs to multi-layer fraud protection and the need for more control over personal information sharing.

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From vulnerabilities to vigilance
Issue 8 2023
It is an unfortunate reality that generative artificial intelligence (GAI) has been embraced by cybercrime organisations, resulting in drastic changes in attack methods, strategies, and technologies, says Stephen Osler from Nclose.

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Fortinet threat predictions for 2024
Issue 8 2023
As organisations strengthen external defences, cybercriminals are expected to pivot left, emphasising tactics, reconnaissance, and weaponisation internally. This includes recruiting from within target organisations for initial access.

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Reinforcing cyber defences in a world of evolving threats
Issue 7 2023, Sophos
[Sponsored Content] In South Africa, the urgency to amplify cybersecurity measures is underscored by alarming statistics revealing the continued vulnerability of organisations to ransomware and other sophisticated cyberattacks.

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Trellix detects collaboration by cybercriminals and nation states
Issue 7 2023, News & Events
Trellix has released The CyberThreat Report: November 2023 from its Advanced Research Centre, highlighting new programming languages in malware development, adoption of malicious GenAI, and acceleration of geopolitical threat activity.

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SA enterprises can benefit from AI-driven cybersecurity
Issue 7 2023, AI & Data Analytics
Cybercrime is big business, and threat actors deploy cutting-edge tools to carry out attacks. Fortunately, cybersecurity is constantly evolving to meet and counter the threats they face.

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Cyber threat anticipation
Issue 7 2023, NEC XON, Security Services & Risk Management
The ever-increasing number of sophisticated attacks on the horizon means organisations must evolve and adapt their cybersecurity strategies to protect their data, systems, and reputation.

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Africa Online Safety Fund announces grant winners
Issue 7 2023, News & Events
The Africa Online Safety Fund (AOSF) has announced the winners of this year’s grants; among them are five organisations operating in South Africa to educate people about online risks.

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Gigamon announces the availability of its new Precryption technology
Issue 7 2023, Security Services & Risk Management
Powerful technology captures packets inside the Linux kernel, bringing plaintext visibility to encrypted traffic to eliminate the most significant security blind spot across virtual, cloud, and container applications.

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Harnessing the power of quantitative risk assessment
Issue 7 2023, Security Services & Risk Management
In an era where digital threats loom larger than ever, businesses need to pivot from merely defending against cyberattacks to building an infrastructure that can absorb and adapt to them.

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Majority of South African companies concerned about cloud security
Issue 7 2023, Infrastructure
Global and local businesses share a common concern when it comes to cloud security. 95% of global businesses and 89% of local businesses are concerned about the security of public clouds.

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Lowering the barriers to migration
Issue 7 2023, Symbiosys IT
Many businesses struggle with the complexities of user and data migration. It can be a daunting process, and it is often initially difficult to perceive a tangible return on investment.

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Strategies to address insider threats
Issue 7 2023
According to the 2022 Ponemon Cost of Insider Threats Global Report, incidents of insider threats have increased by 44% in the last two years and now account for 22% of all data breaches.

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Consolidated cybersecurity management
Issue 7 2023, Technews Publishing, Editor's Choice, Infrastructure
SMART Security Solutions spoke to Gareth Redelinghuys, Country Managing Director, African Cluster at Trend Micro, to find out what makes Trend stand out from the crowd and also its latest market offerings.

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Insider threats take centre stage
Issue 7 2023
A survey reveals that 58% of organisations believe budgets allocated to manage insider risks are insufficient to effectively mitigate the increasing costs and frequency of security incidents instigated by individuals within the organisation.

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The bossware debate
Issue 6 2023
Bossware is used mostly to track productivity and mitigate risk by monitoring email content, browser history, location, app usage and phone use through software, webcams, CCTV, GPS, fitness devices, and access control hardware.

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210 million industrial endpoints secured by 2028
Issue 6 2023, News & Events, Industrial (Industry)
A new study by Juniper Research has found that there will be growth of 107% over the next five years in the number of industrial endpoints featuring cybersecurity protection.

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Deploying genAI tools for defence
Issue 6 2023, AI & Data Analytics
Inflation, digital and technology, and cyber risks have been identified as the top three risks being prioritised for mitigation over the next 12 months by organisations in South Africa, Africa and globally.

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Does your data hygiene pass the cleanliness test?
Issue 6 2023, Infrastructure
In today’s data-driven world, where every click, swipe and tap generates a trail of data, the safeguarding of information is paramount. It’s no longer a case of paying a ransom, but rather defending against attacks by maintaining the hygiene of data.

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Executives beware of social media scammers
Issue 6 2023, News & Events
Cybercriminals have adapted their strategies to focus on executives and high-level managers; their primary objective is to obtain private photos or sensitive information that can be used for extortion and harassment.

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