Cybersecurity needs to become a habit, like washing our hands

With cloud storage readily available nowadays, the question is whether it has solved the problem of data loss. Unfortunately cloud storage has not, as there are still challenges presented by some cloud solutions available. By Candid Wuerst, vice-president: cyber...

Identity fraud costs government over R1bn during Covid

It has been reported that over R1 billion has been claimed from TERS (Temporary Employee/Employer Relief Scheme) through fraudulent or corrupt applications that could've been eradicated with the correct ID authentication. According to the CSIS (Centre for Strategic...

Data breaches becoming more common

Another day, another data breach. South African businesses are becoming more susceptible to cyberattacks and seem to be easy targets for criminals. By J2 Software CEO John Mc Loughlin Data breaches are now a common phenomenon with Nedbank, Momentum, Lombard Insurance,...

Businesses urged to be vigilant against email scams

With the lockdown leading to business being run almost exclusively on email, fraudsters are increasingly using email-based scams to catch unsuspecting businesses off-guard. "One of the most common email scams that businesses fall victim to is Business Email Compromise...