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Results of our new Incident Response Analytics Report demonstrate that just implementing an appropriate patch management policy decreases the risk of incidents by 30%, and a robust password policy reduces the likelihood of being attacked by 60%.
At the dawn of computer security in the late 1980s, antivirus software emerged as a response to the first malware. Since then, the industry has been playing catch-up, and the challenge for cyber-defence solutions has been to recognise new malware and techniques as quickly as possible and offer the appropriate protection.
The brand new 2021 Cloud Security Report reveals how more than 500 cybersecurity professionals, from technical executives to managers and IT security practitioners, are responding to security threats in the cloud, how their organisations are using cloud, and the best practices they are prioritising.
On a recent visit to BDO in Norway, it struck me that many South African-based businesses and organisations are increasingly exposed to cyber threats and vulnerabilities of which they are blissfully unaware.
While the motivation behind major cyberattacks is often unclear, there are some steps that can be taken by a business, to improve security and aim to keep the hackers out. The reality globally is that cyber criminals are becoming relentless - and 2017 proved to be no exception. In 2016 we saw unprecedented attacks, politically motivated sabotage and overt attempts to disrupt electoral processes. Unfortunately, these trends continued in 2017 and show no signs of abating in the future. Innovation, economies of scale, new sophistication and trends that open up...