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Government agencies can prevent cyberattacks through good cybersecurity hygiene and employee education

In the post-pandemic climate, most governments have had to adapt and digitalise. However, this has led to an onslaught of cyberattacks. Wissam Saadeddine, Senior Manager – MENA at Infoblox, provides insight into how governing agencies can battle these threats and changes. While working in...


Why EDR should be a key component of your overall cybersecurity strategy

Today’s sophisticated cyberthreats require new, advanced approaches to prevention and defence. Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) is one such tool which is helping to keep organisations secure. Here, Bogdan Carlescu, Acting Cybersecurity Professional and Product Marketing Director at...


UK reports £5.7 million in cybercrime financial loss so far this year

British people and businesses have suffered financial losses of £5.7 million from a reported 14,883 cybercrime incidents since the start of the year.  The new study from click fraud prevention experts, PPC Shield, indicates that malicious hacking,...


Get To Know: Marc Lueck, CISO EMEA at Zscaler

Marc Lueck is CISO EMEA at Zscaler, a security technology vendor. He describes the importance of cybersecurity in an organisation and also speaks about the major area of investment in his industry. Describe your current job role. I am a field facing CISO working for Zscaler, a security technology...


Cybersecurity is more than a tech issue – it’s a business problem too

A concerning number of South African companies are not prepared for the inevitability of a cyberattack despite the significant financial and reputational risks, according to Ryan Mer, Managing Director, eftsure Africa, a Know Your Payee (KYP) platform provider. “Too few senior managers view...


Ultima warns CEOs of huge security threat from employees returning to work

With the roadmap out of lockdown now underway, many employees are set to return to the office either part-time or full-time. While this might be an exciting development for many, businesses need to be aware of the IT risks the return poses, said Ultima. While companies may think they have good IT...


Staying ahead of cybercrime is a business imperative

It is predicted that there will be 7,5 billion Internet users by 2030 and that more than 111 billion lines of new software code is produced each year. While the growth is exciting, these statistics also outline the number of vulnerabilities open to exploitation. Together with an estimated ...


ESET reveals 62% of consumers use some form of FinTech

ESET, a global leader in cybersecurity, revealed that almost two-thirds (62%) of consumers worldwide use some form of FinTech app or platform. However, only 17% strongly feel that the quality of information available on the potential risks related to the usage of FinTech applications – such...


Creating a secure culture

Anna Collard, SVP Content Strategy and Evangelist, KnowBe4 Africa, explains how although it is important to invest in the right security technology, it’s equally important to not forget that people are your most important asset. Security. This is a word that can make a grown CFO tremble and...


Free technology training helps to boost the career of the future

A global shortage of cybersecurity professionals has become so severe that companies are increasingly at risk from hacking and industrial espionage. Protecting data and defending corporate networks is poised to be one of the most in-demand careers of the future. Yet companies are already...


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