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Mimecast report finds phishing attacks on the rise in South Africa

Mimecast, a leading email and data security company, has unveiled its third-annual State of Email Security report. The report includes insights from 1,025 global IT decision makers. As cybercriminals continue to use email as a primary vehicle to steal data and deliver advanced threats, the results of this research provide valuable insights and trends around […]


Fortinet research reveals nearly 60% of threats shared at least one domain

Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, has announced the findings of its latest quarterly Global Threat Landscape Report. The research reveals that cybercriminals continue to evolve the sophistication of their attack methods, from tailored ransomware and custom coding for some attacks, to living-off-the-land (LoTL) or sharing infrastructure to maximise their […]


Record level of vulnerabilities sparks cybersecurity innovation

Dimension Data, the US$8 billion global technology integrator and managed services provider for hybrid IT, has revealed exclusive findings from its Executive Guide to NTT Security’s 2019 Global Threat Intelligence Report concerning the cybersecurity maturity of organisations across a number of markets and sectors. Globally, the average cybersecurity maturity rating stands at a worrying 1.45 […]


Creating standout digital shopping experiences

Digital commerce will reach critical mass in 2019, according to Episerver’s Reimagining Commerce report, an in-depth look at the trends, tactics and technologies guiding brands and retailers in the age of experience-driven commerce. In a survey of more than 4,500 global online shoppers, 26% of consumers currently shop online at least weekly. This is just […]


C-suite beware: You are the latest targets of cybercrime, warns Verizon report

C-level executives who have access to a company’s most sensitive information are now the major focus for social engineering attacks, alerts the Verizon 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report. Senior executives are 12 times more likely to be the target of social incidents and nine times more likely to be the target of social breaches than […]


Key findings on state of Operational Technology and cybersecurity

Environments running Operational technology (OT) are stepping up their focus on cybersecurity amid a growing number of attacks. This emerged in Fortinet’s recent State of Operational Technology and Cybersecurity Report, which found about 74% of OT organisations have experienced a malware intrusion in the past 12 months, causing damages to productivity, revenue, brand trust, intellectual […]


New CRI gives insight to the risk of breaches facing companies

Trend Micro and Ponemon have produced a new Cyber Risk Index (CRI) which gives insight to the risk of breaches for a number of different sized companies. To collate this material, Trend Micro and Ponemon surveyed over 1,000 IT professionals in the United States. To create the report, the CRI was calculated by reviewing a […]


Mobile powering economic growth and job creation across West Africa

West Africa’s mobile ecosystem generated more than US$50 billion in economic value last year – equivalent to 8.7% of the region’s GDP, according to a new GSMA study. The study found that rising mobile phone ownership and the ongoing migration to mobile broadband networks and services across the region will see the mobile ecosystem’s economic […]


Mobile advancing economic and development goals in Tanzania

Tanzania’s mobile industry is contributing significantly to the realisation of the country’s economic and development goals, according to a new GSMA report. The new report – Digital Transformation in Tanzania – was launched at a meeting organised by the GSMA that brought together representatives from Tanzania’s three main mobile operators, Airtel, Tigo and Vodacom. “Mobile technology is […]


Proofpoint releases Cloud Application Attack Snapshot research

Proofpoint, a leading cybersecurity and compliance company, has released its Cloud Application Attack Snapshot: Q1 2019 research, which examined over 100, 000 cloud application attacks aimed at global organisations between September 2018 and February 2019. Overall, targeting attempts increased by 65% during that time period with 40% originating in Nigeria. Cloud application attacks use intelligence driven brute-force techniques (to crack passwords) and sophisticated phishing methods to lure victims into clicking and revealing […]


Intelligence shows that IoT bot attacks are contining

NETSCOUT Arbor, which specialises in advanced Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection solutions, has shared intelligence released by its security research and analysis team – Arbor’s Security Engineering and Response Team (ASERT). Bryan Hamman, Territory Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa at NETSCOUT Arbor, said: “Earlier this year, we released news of the trends we foresaw happening […]


Frost & Sullivan announces findings of global SD-WAN survey

Global market research and consulting firm, Frost & Sullivan, has announced the findings of a global end-user market survey sponsored by leading software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) solution provider, Silver Peak. The survey offers insights into enterprise IT decision makers’ thoughts on SD-WAN market trends and their impact on enterprise WAN architectures. Anton Jacobsz, Managing […]


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