Before you give into ransom demands …

Despite small and medium enterprises (SMEs) becoming increasingly popular targets for cybercriminals, many remain completely unprotected in this regard. As a result, when faced with a ransomware attack, there is often a lack of preparation and awareness around the...

Recognise and prevent modern cyber scams

When it comes to protecting yourself and your organization against cyber scams, there’s no “one-size-fits-all” solution. By Doros Hadjizenonos, regional sales director at Fortinet in South Africa As organisations and people alike continue to adopt...

When it comes to breaches, prevention is better than cure

Today, a major data breach can do more than just cost an organisation money. It could see the company forking out millions is regulatory fines should sensitive data be exposed, it could destroy a businesses’ reputation, and it could cost the company a fortune is...

Security-savvy employees reduce cyber threats, costs

Employees are often touted as one of the biggest threats to an organisation’s IT security. However, Charl Ueckermann, CEO at AVeS Cyber Security, says they can actually act as a powerful defence against cyber security threats. “Educating employees on cyber...

What does that extra ‘s’ mean for consumers?

Research shows that 81 of the top 100 non-Google websites are using Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) to make their sites a safer place for individuals. HTTPS encrypts communications that are sent between an individual’s browser and the website...

A new approach to better information security

Despite having tools, solutions and processes in place to protect their information assets, businesses remain at significant risk from attacks. Too many of them simply cannot detect when large amounts of data are leaving their networks. This isn’t surprising...