Tag Archives: cybersecurity

SA Hospital Cybersecurity Upgrades Needed for the Vaccine Roll Out

16 Feb

hospital cybersecurity upgrades

All eyes are on the South African health department as the new COVID-19 vaccine begins to roll out. While slow to get the vaccine approved and distributed, the government seems to have wasted no time in developing the Electronic Vaccine Data System (EVDS). As a result of this, the country needs to be questioning if […]

More Ransomware and Data Breaches Expected in 2021

16 Nov

2021 ransomware and data breaches

Covid-19 wasn’t the only pandemic to take the world by storm this year. As it turns out, hackers unleashed a pandemic of their own, mostly in the form of the ransomware and data breaches that swept the world. It would seem that when there’s more scope for remote work to be done, there’s more risk […]

Embracing the Shift to Online Events & Webinars

2 Jun

Online events and conferencing

With more people working from home and the focus being on staying home as much as possible, many event organisers have embraced the online world to ensure that their events, conferences, and expos can still go ahead as planned. While one would think that hosting an event online instead of at a venue, which has […]

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 […]

Beware the Cybersecurity Threat of an Inside Job

21 Jan

Insider threat

Cybersecurity experts are often left scratching their heads after a breach or attack on their systems. Sometimes, it just seems as if the hacker knew too much about the sensitive operations of the business…and the reality is that they probably did. The ‘hacker’ could be the very person sharing an office space with you, or […]

Future Trends & Themes Emerging from the RSA Conference 2019

13 Aug

Cybersecurity themes

Cybersecurity experts flocked to the RSA Conference 2019,  hosted in Singapore from 16th to 18th of July. Several resources have described this years’ conference as “a success with thought-provoking and useful topics”, and the attendees all seem to agree. Strong Themes at RSA Conference 2019 At past cybersecurity conferences, it seems that participants mainly focused […]

Cyber Crimes Bill – Is SA Really a Safe Haven for Cyber Criminals?

27 Jun

Cyber Crimes Bill

Cyber Crime has been of concern in South Africa for quite some time. In fact, for far too long, the country seemed to simply ignore it. There was no real recourse. In May 2019, at the IT Web Security Summit held in Johannesburg, it was noted that South Africa had become a safe haven for […]

Is South Africa going to war against hackers with enough manpower backup?

12 Jun

Online criminals still seem to be winning the war even though South Africa has implemented a number of legislative changes to combat it. Authorities have noted the increase in cyber-attacks on companies and regular citizens, but not much progress seems to have been made in setting up strategies to combat future attacks. While hackers will […]

SAPS warns of online scams

5 Jun

Recently the Newcastle SAPS thought it necessary to issue a public warning about online scams after noting an increase in the number of incidents where individuals were paying for cars online and never receiving the vehicles. While you might think this is a “no-brainer”, there are some who clearly don’t think the same way. You […]

10 Cybersecurity Stats That Will Confound You

20 Feb

Cyber attacks seem to be increasing and growing in severity with each passing day. When you consider that these attacks can be used to sway elections and bring businesses and governments to their knees, the importance of prevention is easily realised.