Information Security



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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QR code vulnerabilities: new techniques
Issue 6 2023, News & Events
SecurityHQ analysts have recently observed a significant increase in Business Email Compromise (BEC), regarding phishing attacks containing QR codes (now called Quishing) and captchas for credentials harvesting.

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Four privacy risks in using ChatGPT for business
Issue 6 2023, AI & Data Analytics
The growing integration of chatbots in the workplace prompts a crucial question: can they be entrusted with sensitive corporate data? Kaspersky researchers have identified four key risks associated with employing ChatGPT for business purposes.

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Mimecast launches Partner ONE
Issue 6 2023, News & Events
Mimecast Partner ONE sets the foundation to simplify and scale partners’ business models and routes to market, further enhancing the partner experience while accelerating and securing the customer cybersecurity journey.

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Five things security monitoring can tell you about your business
Issue 6 2023, IoT & Automation
Security monitoring technology continuously logs and analyses data from network points and nodes, enabling security teams to detect and respond to incidents faster, but also offers a range of benefits to other groups in the business.

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The best detection and response strategy for cyber threats
Issue 6 2023
Carlo Bolzonello, the country lead for Trellix South Africa, examines some of the most common response and detection strategies and their effectiveness in managing the increasingly persistent and organised world of growing cyber risk.

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Safeguard surveillance devices from cyberattacks
Issue 6 2023, Axis Communications SA, Surveillance
Cybersecurity concerns extend through the organisation and out among its stakeholders and supply chains. It also covers video surveillance, which is critical to any organisation’s physical security and asset protection strategy.

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Winning the battle against surging cybercrime
Issue 6 2023
The latest instalment in Armata’s webinar series builds on the theme that cybersecurity threats could be material to organisations staying in business. Rapid cybercrime evolution necessitates endpoint detection and response as opposed to just anti-malware.

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Growing cyber threats to SA’s critical infrastructure
Issue 6 2023, News & Events, Industrial (Industry)
The increasing reliance on digital infrastructure makes critical sectors like utilities more susceptible to cyber threats. This concern has been highlighted by Kaspersky's recent discovery of a new SystemBC variant that has targeted a South African nation's critical infrastructure.

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Executives: Protect yourself and your business from social media scammers
Issue 6 2023
Social media scams have witnessed an alarming surge in recent years; while the most common forms of social media scams involve phishing, fake profiles, and financial fraud, a more targeted and insidious threat lurks for high-level business executives.

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Balancing promise and reality
Issue 6 2023
AI is essential for swift threat detection and response in the modern digital environment, however, solely relying on AI for cybersecurity creates a significant gap in security strategies due to the overhyped belief that AI alone can guarantee cybersecurity.

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NEC XON modernises its security operations using MDR
Issue 6 2023, News & Events
The landscape of cyber threats has evolved dramatically, with cybercriminals becoming more interconnected and resourceful. This shift has necessitated the rapid acceleration of MDR services, which serve as a formidable bulwark against the modern adversary and promote business resilience.

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Protect your financial assets from unknown online threats
Issue 6 2023, Products & Solutions, Financial (Industry)
Malicious actors employ a myriad of sophisticated techniques, such as hacking, phishing, spamming, card theft, online fraud, vishing, and keylogging, among others, to exploit unsuspecting individuals and gain unauthorised access to their financial resources.

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Cyber incidents result in a 9% decrease in shareholder value
Issue 6 2023, News & Events
Aon published its 2023 Cyber Resilience Report, revealing that, on average, a significant cyber incident resulted in a 9% decrease in shareholder value – over and above the market – in the year following the event.

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Automated ransomware recovery
Issue 6 2023, Products & Solutions
Organisations can now automatically recover from ransomware attacks with the capabilities in Cisco XDR, where the company is adding recovery to the response process by including infrastructure and enterprise data backup and recovery vendors.

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NIST’s impact on cybersecurity
Issue 6 2023
Through its NIST Cybersecurity Framework, the non-regulatory agency empowers organisations to take a proactive approach towards managing and mitigating cyber risks, enabling them to stay resilient against the ever-evolving threat landscape.

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Best practice tips for strengthening data privacy system
Issue 6 2023, Security Services & Risk Management
International cybercriminals are increasingly targeting South African organizations, making data privacy more difficult to maintain. A standardization expert offers insight to help combat this threat.

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AI-powered cyber protection for consumers
Issue 6 2023, Infrastructure
Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office is designed for the evolving landscape of cyber threats by integrating Acronis' cyber protection and secure backup solutions, combining AI-powered defence mechanisms, robust data backup, remote management tools, and mobile device protection.

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