How to be more resilient to ransomware threats

Impacts vary, but in many cases, ransomware disrupts businesses for significant periods or even forces them to suspend operations or close. By Clive Brindley, security lead at Accenture in Africa A growing population of highly capable cyber extortionists is developing...

Cybersecurity: utilities at their most vulnerable

The evolution of technology has brought with incredible advancements, particularly in unprecedented times where both organisations and individuals have had to adapt to stay competitive. By Vladimir Milovanovic, vice-president: power systems for anglophone Africa at...

Cybersecurity risks highlighted by new Windows release

Microsoft's announcement of its new Windows11 operating system, together with its new Server 2022 platform has been welcomed by users who will receive upgrades by mid-2022. However, the availability or new releases has, in many instances, prompted companies to...

How to remain secure in a hybrid work environment

A central office has typically been most businesses default working location, but the role of the office has significantly changed over the last year. By Quentyn Taylor, director of information security at Canon for Europe, Middle East and Africa Today, over 90% of...

Cybercrime ‘tsunami’ on the way

South Africa’s retail organisations, particularly online stores, could expect a significant ramp-up in cybercrime ahead of the holiday season. This is the warning from Deon Smal, CEO of Cyber Insight, a Cape-based cyber security assessment firm. “While data breaches...

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