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Demystifying cyberattacks on critical infrastructure

The notion of cyber-attacks seems distant from our daily lives, as we go about our work, social and family lives. By Carlo Bolzonello, country lead at Trellix Cyber-attacks feel like they happen to big businesses who can quickly bounce back from them after the issue...

Cybersecurity must-haves when it comes to defending business systems

Earlier this year, TransUnion was the target of a hacker group who obtained access to one of its servers containing the personal records of a significant number of South Africans. By Chris Norton, regional director for Africa at Veeam The group demanded a $15-million...

Shoprite ransomware a reminder of the role employees play in cybersecurity

Check Point Software Technologies is reminding African organisations of the importance of cybersecurity training for employees, following the recent cyber-attack on Shoprite Holdings. Ransomware attacks are currently rife - and increasing - across the African...

The mind-boggling puzzle of cybersecurity

Keeping pace with all the tools and technologies that provide protection from the cybersecurity onslaught can be overwhelming, but not impossible, writes Colin Thornton, chief commercial officer at Turrito Networks. There are a lot of statistics when it comes to...

How to avoid falling victim to Pegasus

It is generally believed that it is impossible to completely protect yourself from professional surveillance software. Although it may be very difficult to prevent the successful exploitation and infection of the mobile device, users can still take certain measures...

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This Safer Internet Day are you covered?

‘2022 is just beginning and we have already seen some major ransomware attacks. This is the word from Fady Younes, cyber security director: Middle East and Africa at Cisco, who adds: "With the new hybrid way of working, we all need to adapt our security mindset....

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Ensure your kids are safer online

With the new academic year now in full swing, children and students across South Africa will be sitting down at their computers to study, complete their coursework, and possibly even write exams online. This is an exciting time, but it is also fraught with worry as...

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Beat bad passwords with MFA

As we start a new year, it's become a tradition to mull over the worst passwords of the previous 365 days. A quick search of news articles on the topic reveals the usual culprits: 123456, 654321, qwerty and such still reign supreme as the most-used passwords. By...

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Innovate with trust … or bust

Transformations are never easy, but a digital one presents even greater more challenges. Gilchrist Mushwana, director: advisory services at BDO and Jacques Jansen van Rensburg, associate director: advisory services at BDO, unpack these challenges in a bid to simplify...

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