Kaspersky experts expect growing economic turbulence along with the impact of COVID-19 to contribute to an increase in cybercrime across South Africa, Kenya, and Nigeria this year.
While it looks like this current behaviour is creating a new norm, a question still remains: what should businesses do about shadow IT? Let’s elaborate on the risks, rewards and possible solutions.
Enterprises in META that disclose breaches proactively tend to experience 38% less financial damage, Kaspersky
There is a correlation between the way a data breach is disclosed and the total financial losses an organisation experiences following a cybersecurity incident.
Cybersecurity and data privacy are concerns for e-commerce platforms but also an opportunity to rebuild trust, KPMG
Rapid growth of users and the strain on companies to quickly develop and expand the capabilities of their online platform also come with cybersecurity and data privacy risks.
HexGn, a consulting firm known for fast-tracking entrepreneurship and upcoming technologies globally, has joined hands with the Africa Islamic Economic Foundation (AFRIEF), to launch its flagship startup program, HexGn Startup Explore, in Africa.
2020 IT spending: Cybersecurity remains investment priority despite overall IT budget cuts, Kaspersky report
According to the new Kaspersky report ‘Investment adjustment: Aligning IT budgets with changing security priorities’, cybersecurity remains a priority for investment among businesses.
After a year in which the COVID-19 pandemic upended the way we live, work and socialize, we are likely to see an increased threat from ransomware and fileless malware in 2021, according to the latest trends report from ESET.
As a business, adjunct surveillance on your site should be one of your main concerns as there are major implications that come with it.
There is a significant decrease in the sheer number of ransomware attacks due to improved security, better backup strategies and faster data recovery measures
The report flags how ransomware and fast-changing attacker behaviours, from advanced to entry-level, will shape the threat landscape and IT security in 2021.
South Africa’s Safomar Aviation has signed a deal with Canada’s CX Technologies to sell onboard cybersecurity solutions into the rapidly growing Sub-Sahara Africa market.
For many companies today, maintaining a robust IT-infrastructure that includes terabytes of data to protect on SAP HANA, while balancing the need to reduce costs and simplify IT-management, can be challenging
Mastercard has today announced a new AI-powered suite of tools that allows banks to assess cyber risk across their ecosystem and prevent potential breaches.
AURA, South Africa’s security and safety platform has appointed Alon Lits as its Chairman with immediate effect.
Internet of Things (IoT) refers to any object or device that is connected to the internet. This rapidly expanding set of “things,” which capture, send and receive data, includes cars, appliances, smart watches, lighting, home assistants, home security, and more.
Digital transformation has brought with it a massive increase in cyber activity, and attacks present a real, and present danger to people and organisations across the globe.
Vertiv, global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, announced a distribution partnership with Cyber Security South Africa (CSSA), cyber security technology distributor.
Despite research showing an overall decrease in certain malware families and types in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) in the first half of 2020, Kaspersky stresses that the human cyber threat remains rife.
Amid coronavirus-driven lockdowns and social distancing, proliferating mobile apps and online channels have proven vital lifelines. US mobile banking grew 50% in the first half of 2020.
Another day, another data breach. South African businesses are becoming more susceptible to cyberattacks and seem to be easy targets for criminals.
First Distribution partners with VSS sign on video surveillance appliances distribution across Africa
First Distribution, the Pan-African distributor for cybersecurity, datacentre, enterprise and cloud solutions, has signed an agreement to distribute the entire Video Storage Solutions (VSS) product line of video surveillance appliances.
Kaspersky security solutions has reported on 28 million malware attacks in 2020 and 102 million detections of potentially unwanted programs accounted for by the beginning of August 2020.
SecuLetter, a member company of the Born2Global Centre signed a partnership agreement with South African IT security company Afriko on the supply of SecuLetter's products.
Liquid Telecom, the leading pan-African telecommunications group, unveiled its Cyber Security unit which offers end-to-end managed services for digital security solutions.
Internet Solutions to rebrand to Dimension Data as the company consolidates businesses across Africa
Integrated ICT services provider, Internet Solutions is set to rebrand and operate as Dimension Data by the end of this year in all its operating companies.
Data breaches exposing millions of personal records are becoming the new normal.
AdcareIT selects Telco Systems and Clavister for rollout of NFV-based secure SD-WAN services in Kenya
Telco Systems, Clavister and AdcareIT jointly announced they have entered into a multiyear engagement for AdcareIT to deploy managed secure SD-WAN services using an integrated NFV edge solution from Telco Systems and Clavister.
Kaspersky analysis has revealed that phishing attacks are becoming increasingly more targeted. A number of new tricks have also been found - from HR dismissal emails to attacks disguised as delivery notifications.
COVID -19 has altered industries across the globe highlighting just how dependant the world is on data, with the Global Data Center Security Solutions Market expected to grow by $5 billion during 2020-2024.
Our latest findings on State of Cyber Resilience shows that cyberattacks on insurers have more than doubled.
F5 Networks has launched a new Silverline Cloud Platform Point of Presence (PoP) that will significantly boost Managed Security Services capabilities for African businesses.
It’s estimated that phishing is the starting point of over 90% of all attempted cyber-attacks, and Verizon’s 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report showed that nearly 32% of actual data breaches involved phishing activity.
Vodacom Business has partnered with Cloudflare to provide businesses of all sizes, faster, more secure and reliable website services.
Rectron announces that following the signing of a distribution deal with H3C earlier this year, it has now become the distributor for H3C in South Africa.
Everyone is fair (and likely) game when it comes to identity theft. That is true at the best of times, but the COVID-19 pandemic has only intensified cyber fraudsters’ hunt for the susceptible and vulnerable.
Simplilearn, a global digital skills training provider, has partnered with Deviare, a South Africa-based digital and IT solutions platform.
FAO welcomed the decision by the Global Environment Facility Council to allocate a substantial $176 million to 24 of its projects that tackle the critical intersection between agriculture and environmental concerns.
Increasing reliance on the Internet and technology across multiple platforms has led not only to an expansion of communication options but also created a wealth of opportunities for cyber criminals.
Check Point has successfully brought down VandaTheGod, the person behind a 7-year hacktivism campaign
[Kenya] Check Point joins forces with Strathmore University to address cyber security skills shortage
Check Point Software Technologies, a leading provider of cyber security solutions globally, announced that its Check Point SecureAcademy education initiative has partnered with Strathmore University in Kenya.
The current global Coronavirus crisis has exposed many flaws and gaps in the way businesses operate, but what has become glaringly apparent is how organisations are not prepared to handle cybersecurity requirements of a remote workforce.
AdaptiveMobile Security makes internet safer, supports MTN’s partnership with Internet Watch Foundation
In its continued efforts to protect mobile networks and their subscribers from all global mobile security threats, AdaptiveMobile Security is supporting MTN with their latest Child Online Protection programme.
The Covid-19 crisis has, at least temporarily, brought thousands of people to the home office. The question is, what happens after the pandemic? Are companies returning to the old models with only physical presence?
Standard Bank has launched a digitized Escrow solution, an online service that has been designed to protect individuals from risks associated with buying or selling goods or services from unknown individuals.
SentinelOne announced that the Automobile Association (AA) of South Africa (AASA) has rolled out its AI-powered technology to replace legacy endpoint antivirus and successfully identify and defeat cyber attacks with zero dwell time.
In recent years, working from home has been a perk for some. Suddenly it became an imperative for many, as demand for remote work soared globally in only a few weeks. This has been a profound shift for society at large.
Poultry producers in Ghana are exploring new ways to facilitate training and conduct business online, while restrictions from the global outbreak of COVID-19 threaten to disrupt their livelihoods.
Temenos, Microsoft partner to offer fast access to AI-driven Temenos Financial Crime Mitigation SaaS Solution
Temenos, announced a joint effort with Microsoft to enable access to its AI-powered, Financial Crime Mitigation SaaS solution to allow banks protect both their customers and organization from financial crime increase during the pandemic.
Only 66% of the nations of the world safeguard people’s data and privacy, despite an 11 percentage point increase in the adoption of data protection and privacy legislation in the period 2015-2020, according to new UNCTAD data.
In a dynamic, connected environment where sensitive customer data is highly attractive to hackers and forms the lifeblood of the business, facing a cyber-attack is no longer a case of "if", but "when".
According to data gathered and analyzed by Atlas VPN, the number of phishing websites spiked by 350 per cent in March 2020.
The world is in chaos and everyone is vulnerable, this is the ideal situation for opportunistic cyber attackers who are constantly infiltrating networks and accessing large volumes of data, putting millions of people at risk.
SMEs are the perfect victims for cybercrime. Focused on getting their businesses off the ground, they are oblivious of the vast amounts of data they're accumulating.
Sophos was acquired in a cash transaction that values Sophos at approximately USD 3.9 billion. The acquisition offer was announced on Oct. 14, 2019.
Kaspersky Innovation Hub (IHub) is calling on tech startups from across Africa and the rest of the world to apply for the second round of its Open Innovation Program.
Sophos has published a SophosLabs report on Cloud Snooper, a sophisticated attack that uses a unique combination of techniques to allow malware on servers to communicate freely with its command and control servers through firewalls
Through this collaboration, Kaspersky Threat Data Feeds will be available out-of-the-box, on Arctic Security’s Arctic Hub platform.
Nearly 50% of organisations have dedicated cyber threat Intelligence team, but 57% lack trained staff, report
A survey by SANS Institute results indicate that just under 50% of respondents’ organisations have a team dedicated to CTI, up from 41% in 2019.
[South Africa] It's time to act on Protection of Personal Information Act, says Xperien CEO, Wale Arewa
The information regulator is pushing for the remaining provisions of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) to be finalised and come into effect by 1 April 2020.
With all the hype around cyber-attacks and every single cyber security enterprise talking about cyber resilience to improve a business’ security posture, nobody really knows what to do once they've been hacked.
South Africans are called to raise their awareness and their defences to counter gender-based cybercrimes. This raised awareness also applies to the world of cybercrime.
[South Africa] Financial fraud solutions must beat the best criminal minds and match the rate of digital change
The escalation of financial crime is not far behind the double-digit growth of digital payments.
Kaspersky’s analysis has shown that within 2019 the region saw a circulation of 1,486 threats under the guise of over 20 popular dating applications in Africa.
In recognition of Safer Internet Day, Google has announced a $1M pan-African Google fund to support innovative ideas around privacy, trust and safety for families online across sub-Saharan Africa.
Business Interruption (67% of responses) ranks as the most important business risk in Tanzania as larger and more complex BI losses continues unabated.
Proofpoint, Inc. , a cybersecurity and compliance company, has released its Cost of Insider Threats 2020 Global Report to identify the costs and trends associated with negligent, compromised, and malicious insiders.
Kaspersky found 30,982 malicious files that used the names of artists or their tracks in order to spread malware.
We share a lot more information in the digital world than we used to. Businesses, organisations, close family, friends and acquaintances- all have access to some of our important personal data.
Kaspersky integrates with SolarWinds to help MSPs deliver automated cybersecurity protection to their customers
Kaspersky has integrated its cybersecurity solutions with the SolarWinds Remote Monitoring and Management platform to help service providers support smooth operations and make their routines easier to run
Nine out of 10 CISOs say the board asks them for advice, but half of companies still lump cybersecurity into IT budget
The vast majority (89%) of Chief Information Security Officers (CISO) are regularly summoned by the board of directors to provide recommendations for the business.
Mobile apps are reshaping all industries and business leaders need to quickly adopt the latest mobile app trends in order to succeed in 2020.
Check Point Research has revealed that it uncovered multiple vulnerabilities in TikTok that could have allowed attacks to manipulate content on user accounts.
Two-thirds of industrial organisations don’t report cybersecurity incidents to regulators, Kaspersky report
A recent Kaspersky survey has discovered that two-thirds (67%) of industrial organisations do not report cybersecurity incidents to regulators.
In October 2019, during the tenth Africa Forward Together (AFT) forum in Mauritius a special workshop called “Meeting of Minds” session leveraged the insight of over 35 C-level and senior banking leaders across the African region and beyond.
In 2019, the number of unique malicious objects detected by Kaspersky’s web antivirus solution rose by an eighth, compared to last year — reaching 24,610,126.
As the 2020 budget meetings come and go - teams are forced to assess their current defenses by analyzing their historical attacks in order to anticipate/predict future attack trends.
The rate at which digital technology is evolving and disrupting traditional business models, cyber risks seem to evolve even faster.
Kaspersky has launched its new Kaspersky Sandbox, built to help organisations combat advanced threats designed to evade detection by endpoint protection platforms (EPP).
The three-day Web Rangers Africa Summit came to an end in Nairobi on Saturday with organisers seeking to explore new ways of tackling the challenge of online threats against the youth.
Cyber criminals are exploiting malicious Android apps, mis-configured cloud platforms & machine language as attack avenues.
Visa has launched a suite of innovative security capabilities to help prevent and disrupt payment fraud in Africa and other global markets.
Cybercrime is a problem that affects everyone. It doesn’t matter how big or small the company may be, it is at risk of breach, fraud, hack, and theft.
The global cybersecurity market is booming, the demand for cybersecurity solutions is huge and security spend has already started outpacing IT spend.
Kaspersky has chosen four tech-based startups in the final tour of its call for startups to submit pioneering technological proposals, under the Kaspersky Open Innovation Program launched in May 2019.
Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has recognized 43 students from 10 universities for exceptional skills at the Cyber Security Hackathon held at Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi.
Providing a secure business environment is every company's key concern and cybersecurity is fast becoming an investment priority, regardless of industry or size.
KnowBe4 Africa has partnered with Cyber Security Africa as its African distributor.
Microsoft through the Cloud and AI Security Engineering team has reiterated its commitment to advocate for women with an interest in security engineering through the SheHacks annual HackFest Festival.
Consistent year-on-year growth of Internet users is resulting in increased digital identities and the sharing of more and more personal information online.
[Column] Riaan Badenhorst: An evolving digital world places an emphasis on insuring yourself against cyberattacks
Consistent year-on-year growth of Internet users is resulting in increased digital identities and the sharing of more and more personal information online.
A new global study from Thales, with research from the Ponemon Institute, has exposed an increasing disparity between the rapid growth of data stored in the cloud and an organization’s approach to cloud security.
Ericom Software, a leader in Zero Trust Browser Isolation and Secure Access solutions is partnering with RAS Infotech, a provider of complete Network Security Solutions in the Middle East and Africa
The global IT asset disposition (ITAD) market size is anticipated to be worth around R330-billion by 2026, this is according to Acumen Research.
The complex and endlessly changing cybercrime market is not the only reason why anyone with a head for analysis and a penchant for problem-solving should consider moving into the cybersecurity career path
There is a misplaced confidence in existing cybersecurity solutions and the beleaguered IT department that is leaving corporate doors wide open for attack.
Africa’s Fintech sector is booming! According to reports, Africa’s Fintech ecosystem has surged 60% in the last two years.
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has remained upbeat in its commitment to sensitize telecom consumers across the country on the dangers of cybercrime.
Internet Solutions has invested Shs20 million in setting up a Cyber Threat Intelligence Centre that aims to help companies to monitor, analyze and respond to evolving cyber threats.
Britam General Insurance Ltd has launched an innovative Cyber Insurance cover which will enable businesses to protect themselves against the increasing trend of cyber-crime.
Companies are failing to meet user demand for uninterrupted access to applications and data and it is costing them millions each year according to the 2019 Veeam Cloud Data Management Report.