How to reduce the risk of cyberattacks with a remote workforce

21 Apr

stay home remote workforce

Mid-April 2020, and people the world over find themselves working remotely from home. No one could have predicted that setting up your business as a remote workforce might be the new norm, until such time as some other kind of normalcy begins. With new norms, come new challenges and what many in-office work forces are […]

Opportunistic criminals ramp up cyber-attacks during challenging times

14 Apr

opportunistic criminals

While the world is paralysed in fear and heavily distracted by COVID-19, cybercriminals seem to have focused their attention on the WHO (World Health Organisation). Responsible for directing international public health within the United Nations, the primary objective of WHO is to ensure that all countries are advised on correct health procedures and are fully […]

Hackers don’t break in; they log in

8 Apr

Hackers

When we think of hackers, we tend to visualise clever online criminals who use sophisticated software to decode or crack passwords and gain access to accounts. In most instances this just isn’t the case, as many people unwittingly hand their password over to a hacker without even realising it. Cybersecurity officials are faced with the […]

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 […]