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.
DevOps practices allow for development and operations to build, test, release and design software far faster and with greater agility.
Pan-African telecommunications service provider SEACOM announced a partnership with cybersecurity firm Sophos.
6 Android apps that were downloaded a staggering 90 million times from the Google Play Store were found to have been loaded with the PreAMo malware.
Skynamo, the field sales app for Acumatica, has announced that it has joined Acumatica in protecting customers’ data by achieving ISO 27001:2013 certification.
The Angolan state could spend $ 11 million every year on cybersecurity, with the implementation of systems and the computer incident response center recently launched.
Relevant cybersecurity isn’t perpetuated exclusively through investment and systems, it is reliant on people and their understanding of the cyber threat.
Incidents in public cloud infrastructure are more likely to happen because of a customer’s employees rather than actions carried out by cloud providers, according to a new Kaspersky report.
Global cybersecurity solutions firm Trend Micro Incorporated has launched a new channel partner programme for the Sub-Saharan Africa region.
Cybersecurity is a legitimately pressing concern for any organisation looking to avoid becoming yet another statistic.
afriQloud launches in Uganda, 15 African countries to follow in next year
According to the International Telecommunication Union's (ITU) only a quarter of Africans have access to the internet. The region has however been seeing the strongest growth.
Kaspersky’s recent report has revealed that four-in-ten (40%) of South African consumers would give up their social media accounts to guarantee their data remains private for the rest of their life.
Global cybersecurity firm Panda Security and leading Integrated Communication Solutions Provider, iWay Africa – Kenya, have formed a strategic cyber alliance to address Cybersecurity in Kenya.
The future of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Africa is very bright. The technology is going to be the most revolutionary technology that humanity ever experienced, and many African countries have already started implementing it in its earliest forms.
Tripwire, Inc has announced a record-setting Q1 2019 for EMEA, with a bookings growth rate of 144 percent over the first quarter of 2018.
[Column] Nixon Kanali: Moving to the cloud can help African businesses stay secure from cyber threats
With the threat of cyber-crime and insider fraud on the rise, Kenyan companies should be looking towards cloud applications as one means of improving the security of their IT environments.
CIOs are operating in a state of heightened awareness. Their mission-critical systems are increasingly under threat from constantly evolving viruses and hacks, making it tougher than ever to defend the lifeblood of their business – data.
Vodacom Business has entered into a new partnership with BlackFog to provide cybersecurity and privacy solutions to it’s more than 43 million customers.
Kaspersky Lab reported more than 150 million malware attacks in Q1 alone, representing an average of 1.6 million attacks per day, and an alarming 108% increase over Q1 2018.
The 2019 State of Cybersecurity in Small and Medium Size Businesses study by the Ponemon Institute revealed that most companies surveyed suffered severe financial consequences thanks to a cyber-attack
But while much attention is placed around the legal aspects of intellectual property (IP), companies and individuals need to consider the security ramifications as well.
MTN Business has launched MTN Managed Security as a service solution for its enterprise customers in Kenya.
The inaugural Telecoms, Electronics, Mobile and Systems, Africa ICT expo and conference billed as East Africa’s largest ICT showcase, is scheduled to run from 24th to 26th April 2019.
The appointment will see Opil continue to support and grow strong market alignment for the Kaspersky Lab brand locally with particular focus on the East African region.
Businesses require continuous availability with the increasing dependency on online applications and Internet usage to support critical business operations and systems.
[Kenya] Government and private sector to collaborate on Mobile Phone Data Protection & Privacy Framework
The Government of Kenya has committed to work with telecommunications companies and civil society advocates to develop a data privacy and protection framework that will help ensure that data from mobile phone use can be shared for positive social impact.
[Africa Tech Week] More collaborations needed to promote internet safety among children and young people in Africa
This week, the world celebrated Safer Internet Day (SID) 2019, a day set aside to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology especially among children and young people.
In line with its commitment to building a safer online world for all, Facebook supported Safer Internet Day with a campaign spanning 15-plus African countries.
[Column] Adebayo Sanni: Cloud- the answer to improved security, efficiency and regulatory compliance
New cloud services can ingest massive amounts of operational and security telemetry, analyse it in real time using purpose-built machine learning and react to findings using automation.
Archzilon Eshun-Davies is the CISCO/CEO of TAISE, a managed cybersecurity services company located in Ghana
Creditinfo has launched a new Integrated anti-fraud solution to combat identity fraud for the Kenyan mobile lending market.
Cases of cryptocurrency mining and cryptojacking will continue to grow in 2019, as attackers target smart devices and home assistants to build cryptomining farms, according to ESET’s latest trends report.
The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA), has warned of a new malware known as ‘Emotet’ targeting network systems in the country.
South Africa continues to be one of the most spammed countries in the world according to the latest findings from Truecaller Insights report.
The nightmare before Christmas: Over 50% of South African shoppers have had their financial credentials compromised
Cybercriminals targeting consumers’ banking credentials or online shopping accounts could hit the jackpot this holiday season as shown by the Kaspersky Lab report “From festive fun to password panic: Managing money online this Christmas”,
The Mimecast Limited quarter’s assessment report found that these email security systems are missing more than 25 percent of emails containing dangerous file types in comparison to last quarter’s findings.
The Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji has called on all stakeholders in financial institutions and banking sector to work together to strengthen the fight against mobile money fraud and cybercrime.
Email and data security company Mimecast Limited has launched Mimecast for IBM QRadar, which integrates email security data into IBM’s security intelligence technology.
Cybersecurity research firm, ESET has partnered with Airtel to launch a new mobile security product specially designed for Airtel Nigeria subscribers.
Black Friday alert: Popular online fashion shops among top targets for data stealing malware in 2018
As the big annual holiday shopping season gets underway, new Kaspersky Lab research shows that banking Trojans are actively targeting online users of popular consumer brands, stealing credentials and other information through these sites.
Cybercrime has dominated South Africa’s news headlines throughout the course of 2018, as one high-profile attack follows another on an almost monthly basis