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Can South Africa become a cashless, cardless community?

18 Mar

cashless and cardless

South Africa (and the rest of the world) has a considerable plastic problem. Straws have been outlawed, plastic bags are no longer free, and we’re all encouraged to re-use and recycle. Yes, the plastic problem is being addressed, but there is one that’s being overlooked. The use of plastic cards in the form of credit […]

MTN releases warning about “Missed Call Scam”

11 Mar

Missed call scams

Have you been receiving strange missed calls from international numbers recently? You could be the victim of the latest missed call scam to hit South Africa. In response this most recent scam, MTN was quick to release public warnings urging cell phone users to be cautious when receiving calls from unknown international numbers. On the […]

Digital banking fraud is on the rise! What’s the solution?

4 Mar

Mobile digital banking

Absa has recently warned the public that digital banking fraud is on the rise – and they are right! To come up with a viable solution to the problem, we need to fully understand how the fraud is being committed. Simply put, social engineering is to blame. Social engineering and data security “Social engineering” in […]

Microsoft lets South Africa down with cloud storage

25 Feb

support local cloud storage

On May 2017, Microsoft made some pretty big promises to the South African market, and as you might have guessed, they have failed to deliver! The Microsoft promise (the one they broke!) Microsoft promised that two Azure cloud data centres would be launched in South Africa at Cape Town and Johannesburg locations in 2018. The […]

2019 Cybersecurity threats and opportunities

18 Feb

2019 cybersecurity threats

2019 is no longer a retype or an afterthought. It’s happening and with the new year comes a variety of new Cybersecurity threats and opportunities. Our lives and lifestyles seem to become more digitised each year. You can do almost anything online, and you can control almost anything from your smartphone. Life has changed, and […]

If a data breach can happen to NASA it can happen to you!

11 Feb

data breach - it happened to nasa

All eyes were on NASA when it was recently announced that it had suffered a data breach…2 months prior to the announcement! An internal memo within the company revealed that employee personal information had been leaked. And just like that; NASA became the latest major organisation to fall victim to cybercrime. Why did NASA wait […]

Is the heart of democracy really data security? You decide!

4 Feb

is data security at the heart of democracy?

When experts in the field of data security start saying things that imply military systems can be easily hacked, one starts to realise just how vulnerable we are to cyber criminals. Unfortunately, the opportunity for cyber criminals abounds as their skills seem to surpass the expertise and efforts of the world’s cybersecurity pros. It’s not […]

What’s the #1 Risk for Companies in South Africa?

28 Jan

Owning and operating a company in South Africa comes with its risks and challenges. While business interruption is a major risk for companies in SA, it turns out that cyber incidents are also a leading risk factor. Or so says the latest 2019 report from the Allianz Risk Barometer. In fact, according to the survey, […]

Simple Cybersecurity Measures that Work!

27 Nov

If you have been a victim of cybercrime, chances are that there was no serious plot to target you and your account specifically. By nature, cybercrime is an opportunistic business. This means that a hacker might come across your password or send out spans of emails and you’re the one who falls for it and…yes…clicks […]

Goodbye Windows 7, Hello Windows 10! Upgrading your windows

20 Nov

New and interesting surveys show that IT professionals aren’t entirely ready for Windows 10 and the risks that migration poses for users. In fact, the excitement of Windows 10’s arrival has overshadowed the potential risks! You may have heard that Windows 7 is at end-of-life and in just 15 months, it will be obsolete. The […]