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SearchInform holds road show in South Africa

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Information security experts as well as top managers and executives were among those to attend SearchInform’s road show, themed Money Loss Prevention: futuristic security, in South Africa. The company entered the South African market in March 2018 and has immediately engaged businesses to showcase its solutions. The company offers a fresh perspective on cybersecurity, replacing a […]


ZaiLab expert: ‘Measuring and analysing data is essential’

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In light of the latest incidents of data sharing breaches, ZaiLab data analyst Sanneke Brok believes measuring and analysing data is essential for the success of any enterprise. Since the Cambridge Analytica story made headlines, many businesses have been questioning what constitutes an appropriate use of data within their business landscape. Certainly data should be […]


Relief for ransomware victims with free tools from Trend Micro

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The Middle East and North Africa have accounted for 4.75% and 1.75% respectively of global ransomware threats. Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, is committed to protecting customers and consumers against today’s greatest security threats and has blocked more than 100 million ransomware threats for their customers in the last six months, […]


Securing the utility’s most valuable resources when disaster strikes

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Managing crises when they hit is something that utility companies have to deal with, according to Alessandro Postiglioni, Head of IT Security Sales, BT in Africa. Adverse weather, natural disaster or vandalism can all wreak havoc. How a power company or utility responds and recovers is critical to their business continuity and reputation management. However, […]


‘Protecting the Human Point’ paper to be presented at summit

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Today, the traditional security perimeter has dissolved, primarily because of two changes within the enterprise – the rise of the mobile employee and the wide scale adoption of cloud services. This means that security professionals can no longer take a threat-centric approach, but must be prepared to respond to and manage threats which could already […]


Mimecast helps Growthpoint to handle complex communications challenge

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Growthpoint approached Mimecast to handle a complex communications challenge but has since adopted extended services to improve cyber resilience. Context  Growthpoint Properties is the largest listed South African REIT by market capitalisation and assets, valued at more than R80.4 billion and R116.7 billion respectively. Growthpoint is the 21st largest company in the FTSE/JSE Top 40 […]


Mimecast helps African Bank to manage its cyber-resilience

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Innovative retail banking brand turned to Mimecast targeted threat protection for advanced, easy-to-deploy protection against spear phishing and ransomware attacks. African Bank’s mission is to be a retail bank offering a wide range of products and services that enable consumers across South Africa to borrow, save and insure. Guided by its mission to offer more […]


SANS expert on the importance of cyberthreat intelligence

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Is Cyberthreat intelligence becoming increasingly important in the battle against cybercrime? By Dave Shackleford, SANS Analyst and Senior Instructor. As the threat landscape continues to evolve and become more complex and attackers take advantage of new vulnerabilities and techniques, security teams need all the help they can get to more effectively prevent, detect and respond […]


Study reveals one-in-four firms using public cloud has had data stolen

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McAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, has announced its third annual cloud adoption and security report, Navigating a Cloudy Sky: Practical Guidance and the State of Cloud Security. The report outlines the current state of cloud adoption, the primary concerns with private and public cloud services, security implications and the evolving impact of Shadow IT for […]


Impact of cryptocurrencies on financial services and security

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No one really knows what the future holds, especially when it comes to threatening or enhancing security around current financial services systems. OneChannel CEO Bernard Ford will be presenting a paper, entitled Impact of Cryptocurrencies on Financial Services and Security at the upcoming Digitisation & Cyber Security Conference 2018 taking place at the Indaba Hotel, […]


Genetec expert on the expected increase in ransomware

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What can we do about the expected increase in ransomware and cyberextortion tools? By Firas Jadalla, Regional Director, Middle East, Turkey and Africa, Genetec Inc. Physical security systems and devices, including cameras and door controllers, are smarter and more powerful than ever before. As part of both public and private networks, they are increasingly interconnected […]


‘Intelligence’ underpins a valuable cybersecurity approach

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Expert opinion piece by Riaan Badenhorst, General Manager, Kaspersky Lab Africa. The continued hype centered towards the topic of cybercrime is no hype at all. It is a very real and growing issue that still needs tangible and immediate attention. In fact, Kaspersky Lab’s recently presented Cybersecurity Trends in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) […]


Infoblox expert on the importance of cyberthreat intelligence

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Is cyberthreat intelligence becoming increasingly important in the battle against cybercrime? By Ali Sleiman, Technical Director MEA, Infoblox Threat intelligence is analysed information about the intent, opportunity and capability of malicious actors. This is where the planning phase becomes important, today’s organisations are required to understand their own environment first and then understand the challenges […]


Securex South Africa exhibitors reveal plans for the 2018 show

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Exhibitors are preparing to unveil a host of new products and services to the thousands of visitors expected to attend Africa’s biggest security and fire focused trade exhibition, to be held at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg from May 22 to 24. New Teltron (stand F21) is launching the Fargo DTC1500 direct-to-card printer at […]


Legacy email security systems failing to provide sufficient protection

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Mimecast Limited, a leading email and data security company, has announced the availability of its quarterly Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA), a report of tests that measure the effectiveness of incumbent email security systems. It reveals that these systems missed 11,653 emails containing known malware, which should be the easiest to identify, as they are […]


Expert opinion: Is cyberthreat intelligence becoming important?

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Is cyberthreat intelligence becoming increasingly important in the battle against cybercrime? By John McLoughlin, MD, J2 Software Cyberthreat intelligence is not becoming increasingly important. Cyberthreat intelligence is already critically important in the battle against cybercrime. It is just unfortunate that so many do not make use of service providers and platforms that provide access to […]


Kaspersky Lab present cybersecurity trends in META

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Kaspersky Lab held its annual Cyber Security Weekend for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) to explore the evolution of the threat landscape and to find out which approaches businesses need to take to survive. Various topics were discussed, including IoT security, blockchain technology and the rise of targeted attacks as well as threats […]


ServiceNow research uncovers security’s patching paradox

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ServiceNow Inc has released new research, Today’s State of Vulnerability Response: Patch Work Demands Attention based on a survey conducted with the Ponemon Institute. The report uncovered security’s ‘patching paradox’ – hiring more people does not equal better security. While security teams plan to hire more staffing resources for vulnerability response they won’t improve their security […]


Condyn expert: How honest employees become criminals

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The incidents in information security might occur due to the fault of the most respectable employees, according to Jorina van Rensburg, Managing Director at Condyn. We have been working on the development of corporate systems to prevent information leakage – DLP (Data Loss Prevention) – for more than 12 years. And employees may not be […]


SANS announce results of annual Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) Survey

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Report reveals that 62% of people say lack of skilled cyber threat intelligence (CTI) professionals is a major roadblock to implantation. SANS, the largest and most trusted provider of cyber security training and certification to professionals worldwide, has released the results of its annual SANS 2018 Cyber Threat Intelligence survey. The study sheds light on […]