Surprisingly Hackable IoT Devices

31 Mar

IoT smart home

If you are currently deeply enfolded in the convenience of connected IoT (Internet of Things) devices in the home, you’re possibly not prone to thinking about considering the risks that they can pose. Just as the IT infrastructure in your office can be hacked, so to can your home IoT devices be attacked by the […]

Cyber-attack threats – the risk of not knowing what you don’t know

24 Mar

The KnowBe4 African Report on cyber-attacks in African countries such as South Africa, Kenya, Ghana, Morocco and more really does uncover some interesting statistics. The survey, which was carried out in 2019, tells us the following: The majority of people in the country are worried about cybercrime; A quarter of the respondents had no idea […]

Tracking the Facebook activities of potential employees

17 Mar

facebook activities of potential employees

Present-day laws and regulations make it particularly difficult for an employer to fire an employee once the contracts have been signed and the first few months of employment have passed. But what do you, as an employer, do when you end up hiring the wrong person? Some would say that ‘prevention is better than cure’ […]

Largest Settlement Ever Paid for a Data Breach

11 Mar

data breach

We have spoken about the cost of data breaches to businesses in the past, but recently, the industry has seen the largest settlement ever paid for a data breach and it serves as an apt reminder. Equifax, a reliable credit reporting agency, is paying a whopping R10 billion to settle claims after a data breach […]

Ransomware on the Rise in 2020 – Reduce the Risk

3 Mar

ransomware on the rise

It’s really no surprise that ransomware is on the rise! Although, one would think that in 2020, with all the security measures available to thwart off the efforts of opportunistic cybercriminals, we would be wise to their attacks. The fact of the matter is that security is mostly fine. In most instances, it is human […]

Is the World’s First Anti-Theft Debit Card Tech in SA?

25 Feb

anti-theft debit card

In 2019, combined card fraud in South Africa ramped up a whopping 18%. South Africans lost a total of R900 million last year and according to many sources, this amount looks set to increase year on year as criminals become ever more ingenious and consumers are not vigilant enough. While the risk of cash-in-transit heists seems […]

Coronavirus helps cyber-criminals spread their own viruses

18 Feb

To illustrate just how opportunistic cyber-criminals have become and how much integrity they lack, let’s take a look at the latest trend of using fears of contracting the Coronavirus to spread digital viruses. If you just read that and thought “what?” don’t worry, you aren’t alone. It’s rather astounding that criminals would stoop even that […]

Labour Department employee arrested for inside-job cyber-attack

11 Feb

inside job cyber-attack

Let’s talk about inside-job cyber-attacks. How much of what we hear is just a rumour, or is it time to consider inside-job cyber attacks to be a real threat to business? Last month, we featured a blog on how some cybersecurity threats end up being an inside job. As if to illustrate our point, the […]

Protecting Your Data – Cloud Backup, Cloud Storage, or Cloud Sync?

4 Feb

protecing your data in 2020

We all know that we need to protect our data from breaches and hacking attacks, but are we fully aware of the options and what do they even mean? There are so many ‘cloud’ buzzwords attached to data protection, from storage to sync to backup, that you’d be forgiven for not knowing the difference. Types […]

New Devices for a New Year? How to Keep Them Safe from Hackers!

28 Jan

new devices

New Year – new devices With the trend for giving mobile phones, tablets, iPads and other connected IoT (Internet of Things) devices as Christmas presents, many people are starting the year with new gadgets. Others invested in a whole range of new devices just to start the New Year on a fresh note. Regardless of […]