Lessons learned from the latest WhatsApp hack

We were once again reminded that mobile devices, the one thing most of us never leave home without, are vulnerable to attacks. And once again, private individuals were attacked. Cyber security vendor Check Point unpacks the latest attacks and draws some conclusions....

Preparing customers for new cyber security regulations is crucial

Organisations across the board are under pressure to secure their data, and act decisively and transparently should they suffer a security event. Slow responses to data breaches, translate into massive fines from regulators, and more damagingly, loss of reputation and...

Best practices for creating secure passwords

Passwords are like toothbrushes–you want to choose a good one, never share it, and replace it quarterly. By Doros Hadjizenonos, regional director: SADC at Fortinet On2 May, we celebrated World Passport Day. The goal is to promote better cybersecurity hygiene by...

World Password Day a reminder to review defenses

Yesterday was World Password Day, a day to reflect on just how vulnerable a poor password can leave you. As more and more of the processes and tools we use in our everyday lives shift to the online world, the number of passwords we need to create and remember...

Cybersecurity skills shortage a global issue

In March, Communications Deputy Minister Pinky Kekana announced that government was developing a long-term vision to address the cybersecurity skills within South Africa. Kekana advised delegates at the CEO Forum for Cybersecurity that government was looking at...

Open Source and botnets: we’re not in Kansas anymore, Toto

When it comes to the global threat landscape, the second half of 2018 revealed the equivalent of cyberattacks on steroids. The NetScout Threat Intelligence Report 2018 reports that attackers had bulked up existing tactics, rapidly evolving new performance...