Welcome to the new world of cyber risk

With more people connecting to digital platforms given the events of the past two years, breaches on social networking sites like LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram have become commonplace. By Richard Frost, product head: cyber security at Vox Social engineering and...

Fraudsters have not slowed down after the festive season

As the journey into 2022 begins, consumers are urged to remain vigilant and not let their guard down. Fraudsters are still trying to take advantage of the December shopping season, which is when fraudsters are most active. A new threat was recently flagged on social...

Reasons to not disable cookies on your website

Switch off my cookies! This was the gist of the tense, urgent message left for me by the IT manager of one of our large corporate clients. By Howard Rybko, CEO of Syncrony Digital Somehow, she had become embroiled in a debate with her company’s legal department,...

Think before you scan: QR codes are a potential cyber risk

QR codes are nothing new – they have been around since 2004 – but with the increased availability of smartphones, which can scan these two-dimensional barcodes with their built-in cameras, QR codes have become increasingly popular. By Simeon Tassev, MD and...

Reduce risk with data erasure

CIOs need to beware of hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid-state drives (SSDs) lying around data centres and storage rooms, they likely contain sensitive data. Not permanently removing that data in a timely manner, could put the company at risk, writes Wale Arewa, CEO...