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Password and username reuse is major threat to enterprise security

Digital Shadows, the industry leader in digital risk management, have unveiled research into some of the main techniques cybercriminals are using to target organisations using stolen credentials which have been reused across a variety of sites and online forums. The report ‘Protect Your Customer and Employee Accounts: 7 Ways To Mitigate The Growing Risks Of […]

PWC’s Digital IQ Survey shows South Africa is at risk of falling behind

Most organisations around the world have not done enough to keep up with the digital era – and leadership is falling short, with many chief executives not yet fully engaged in the initiatives of digital transformation. African companies match their global peers in many measures of Digital IQ: just over half (52%) rate their organisation’s […]

DDoS cyberattacks double due to insufficient security controls for IoT devices

The number of denial-of-service (DoS) or distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) cyberattacks doubled from 3% to 6% in 2016, due to the lack of sufficient security controls of Internet-connected Internet of things (IoT) devices. Of all IoT attacks, 60% originated from Asia, 21% from EMEA and another 19% from the Americas. The most likely reason for the high […]

Mobile ransomware more than trebled in Q1, 2017

The global nightmare of ransomware shows no sign of slowing down, with the volume of mobile ransomware rising over three-fold (3.5 times) during the first few months of the year, according to Kaspersky Lab’s Malware Report for Q1, 2017. The number of mobile ransomware files detected reached 218,625 during the quarter, compared to 61,832 in […]

Wannacry: an analysis of competing hypotheses by Digital Shadows

On 12 May 2017, as the WannaCry ransomware spread across computer networks across the world, a variety of explanations also began to worm their way through the information security community. Who was responsible for the WannaCry campaign? And what was the objective? Ransomware suggested it was the work of cybercriminals, although, given the sheer scale […]

SANS Endpoint Survey finds cybercriminals are changing attack strategies

Highlighting the change in cybercriminals’ focus from attacking technical vulnerabilities to now exploiting user behaviour, SANS Institute, in its recent survey titled ‘SANS 2017 Endpoint Risks and Protections’, found that browser-based attacks and social engineering are now the two most powerful techniques targeting organisations. Both techniques prey upon users as their initial point of entry. […]

Nigeria’s leading e-retailer Jumia releases m-commerce trends

Jumia Nigeria is pleased to present the 2017 edition of the African Mobile Trends Paper. This is the third white paper presentation from Jumia delving into mobile trends across Africa and specifically Nigeria. The study takes a look at the how the market has democratized mobile Internet use, the consumers behavior driving increased smartphone adoption […]

Research highlights benefits of advanced API management processes for EMEA businesses

Organisations in EMEA with advanced API (application programming interfaces) management processes experience up to 45% better business results than those with basic API management. This is the major finding from a new global study, ‘APIs: Building a Connected Business in the App Economy’, commissioned by CA Technologies among 1,770 senior executives, including 695 in EMEA. […]

Morocco amongst top three countries to suffer industrial computer cyberattacks in 2016

The percentage of industrial computers under attack grew from over 17% in July 2016 to more than 24% in December 2016, with the top three sources of infection being the Internet, removable storage devices and malicious e-mail attachments and scripts embedded in the body of e-mails. On average two-in-five computers, related to the technological infrastructure […]

2017 has witnessed a 5,000-fold decrease in the largest spam botnet mailings

According to Kaspersky Lab’s ‘Spam and phishing in Q1 2017’ report, the world’s largest spam botnet, Necurs, demonstrated a relative decline in its fraudulent mailshot traffic. In December 2016, Kaspersky Lab’s spam traps detected over 35 million fraudulent mailshots but in March 2017 that number fell to almost 7,000. The Kaspersky Lab spam report also […]

Availability gap inhibits digital transformation and costs enterprises $21.8M each year

96% of organisations have digital transformation initiatives on their roadmap and more than half of those initiatives are in process now. There is obviously a huge appetite across enterprises to utilise innovation for competitive advantage and this places a huge burden on businesses to deliver access to services, data and apps, at any time and […]

IDC: worldwide tablet shipments decline 8.5% in the first quarter

The worldwide tablet market once again contracted in the first quarter of 2017 (1Q17) with total shipments of 36.2 million, a year-over-year decline of 8.5%, according to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker. The first quarter contraction marks the tenth straight quarter that tablets have experienced a decline over […]

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