10 Reasons Why You Need Cloud Backup and Online Backup in South Africa

8 Aug

Cloud backup – also known as online backup in South Africa, is essential for your business and we would like to share with you just why it is such an important transition for any organisation! Below is our pick of the top 10 reasons: Increased cyber crime means that no connected device is really safe. […]

6 Reasons to Use an Online Backup Service in South Africa

1 Aug

Just about every document, memory and personal details that we have is in digital format these days. If you have your important data stored to your devices, it is vital that you regularly backup the information. A few years ago it would have been perfectly acceptable to regularly back your data up to removable hard […]

Is There a Timeline For AI Takeover and Will Robots Outperform Humans?

25 Jul

Mastercard’s new biometric bank card has the world wondering how much latest tech is going to change our lives. It might seem a bit “space age” to think about AI (artificial intelligence) taking over the world, but some Yale and Oxford University researchers seem to think that this could happen within the next 25 years. […]

Tech Experts Fear More Cyber Attacks will Hit SA

18 Jul

The Peyta ransom security attack that hit the Ukraine at the end of June took just one day to spread globally. In the light of this, and after considerable debate and research, security experts in the country have advised that this is just the beginning! Fortunately, South Africa wasn’t too badly affected, but this means […]

Driverless Cars is One Thing, but Pilotless Planes?

12 Jul

Driverless cars has been a hot topic for several years already, so much so that we have almost accepted the inevitability of the concept in the not too distant future! If driverless cars struck fear into your heart, the notion of pilotless planes is going to cause your heart rate to skyrocket! In case you […]

Cyber Security in SA – What Are Our Weak Spots?

4 Jul

As SA moves from number 58 to 31 in the rankings on the most ransomware attacks globally, we take a look at our weaknesses and vulnerability as a country. It seems that now is the time for cyber-security experts to join forces to bring about new awareness of cyber threats in the country. The statistics […]

Telkom Targeted by Global Ransomware Attacks

27 Jun

What’s Telkom’s best kept secret at the moment? It could be that the company fell victim to the WannaCry Ransomware attack in May of 2017, but no one is admitting to too much. The evidence is fairly damning however, so if you’re a Telkom customer, take heed. A prominent internet service provider reported that Telkom’s […]

SA State Security Minister to Address Cyber Security

20 Jun

In the wake of the recent cyber attack that hit over 100 countries including South Africa, all eyes were on David Mahlobo, SA State Security Minister, as he addressed the situation. In his statement he noted that his department had been made aware of a global attack that affected South Africa’s FedEx offices. The details […]

Card Fraud is Rife in SA, but SA Has One of the Best Card Fraud Regulations

13 Jun

Unfortunately card fraud in South Africa is a reality. Fortunately though, it’s not overly feared as both merchants and consumers are aware that card transactions are protected by the PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) which is set in place specifically to prevent fraud. Card regulations in SA make fraud difficult, from the […]

Could Sound Waves Really Pose a Cyber-Security Risk?

6 Jun

It seems that risks are coming from all sides and angles with our connected devices and several experts believe that it’s about to get even worse. According to Bill Buchanan (head of the Cyber Academy at Edinburgh Napier University), side channel attacks are also going to give us something to worry about. So what’s a […]