The Cost of Falling Behind in IT Upkeep – We Learn from SARS’ Mistakes!

13 Nov

Mmamathe Makhekhe-Mokhuane, head of SARS IT, has certainly made headlines recently, but it’s not for running a ship-shape department. In a recent SABC interview described as “disastrous” by the media, Mmamathe, provided incoherent responses to questions pertaining to the collapse of the SARS IT infrastructure. Chances are good that you have seen the video that […]

Infamous hacker in SA shuts down government website – Again!

6 Nov

Ever heard of @VirusSec on Twitter? If you haven’t, the account is owned by a notorious hacker who has once again targeted a government website to deliver a message. What was the message? According to News24 who had direct contact from the hacker, the underlying point of the hack was to say that “the current […]

Emerging Technology Geared Towards Better Cybersecurity

4 Nov

There’s no denying it. Cybercriminals and cybersecurity experts are at war! And it’s a war that’s been going on for a long time. The problem for experts in the cybersecurity field is that it seems as if the criminals are winning the war. Just as soon as data encryption tools and other security measures are […]

How Big is the Human Error Element when it comes to Cyber Risk – Time to do a FAIR?

30 Oct

According to a recent report released by Verizon, 17% of data breaches originated from social engineering, mostly emails. The report uncovers that 17% of the breaches are a result of human error, such as employees sending sensitive emails to the incorrect recipients. This report is making industry professionals wonder just how big the human element […]

Responsibilities and ethics of the Internet of Things in the modern world

23 Oct

The Internet of Things (IoT) keeps things connected, but with seemingly endless reports of devices being hacked or used for spying on users, the state of responsible IoT has come into question in recent years. We thought it would be interesting to take a look at just what the situation is in terms of the […]

Protect yourself and your business against mobile device security threats.

16 Oct

You know the saying that the team is only as strong as its weakest link? Well, that’s also true of mobile device security. When trying to secure a system and network, even if you have put every effort into ensuring the setup is perfect, it just takes one end user to make a bad decision […]

Latest Tech & Gadget News: 5 Hot Tech Gadgets Selling Fast in 2018

9 Oct

So you think that you’ve heard about all of the latest hot tech gadgets that are selling like hotcakes across the globe, but you might be wrong. There are so many hot gadgets that have already sold in the millions, that even we can’t keep up! We highlighted a few of the weirdly wonderful tech […]

Cybercrime attacks costing more than $1,1m per minute

2 Oct

Did you know that every 60 seconds, $1,1m (R16,6m as @ 7/09/18!) is lost to cybercrime attacks? That amount of money is almost impossible to fathom, but it’s a reality! It is estimated (by RiskIQ) that a whopping 5 518 records are leaked in data breach incidents every minute. That’s hard to keep up with. The […]

Wearing your health – Latest health tech

25 Sep

Most of us are familiar with the saying “prevention is better than cure”. The phrase draws attention to the ways in which wearables are changing preventative care. Something that cannot be overlooked is that while it’s well and good to think that prevention is better than cure, it’s also the more difficult option. Especially for […]

Is your money app safe?

18 Sep

Using a money management app these days has almost become the norm, but more and more people are becoming concerned about their privacy and the built-in security that these apps offer. As they should! Saving time and money is the main reason why banking and money apps have become a popular choice not only for […]