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Cybersecurity – crafting a back to basics layered approach

Cybercrime has risen exponentially since the start of the global pandemic. While no security is full proof, crafting a security posture with multiple layers, built on the basic tenets of cybersecurity is certainly a good start. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, cyber attacks have been on the increase on a global scale, inflicting financial losses across all sectors including manufacturing, banking, and energy, to name a few.

Combating fraud in the digital world with the support of AI

Traditionally, cybersecurity entailed a reactive approach where organisations used learnings from previous compromises to improve their defences. With technology evolving and people embracing the likes of mobile wallets, banking apps, and other solutions to manage transactions, businesses must rethink how best to bolster anti-fraud mechanisms. The answer lies in artificial intelligence (AI).

Stop threats before they affect your business

Multi-vector attacks, phishing, BEC, insider threats, and brand impersonation require a pervasive security strategy. It involves a combination of proactive defence to stop threats even before they’re deployed, blocking threats from email and the web, and remediating internal incidents to return to business as usual as quickly as possible.

Why investors should care about cybersecurity

Investors need to consider cyber preparedness in their investment decisions. Today, 100% of companies rely on the internet to operate, compared to the one-in-four 10 years ago, according to a study from Accenture.

Data protection is key in a digital world

Data is a key asset to any business – that’s why it’s crucial that it’s protected. Data can help businesses understand vital information, such as customer buying behaviour or enable digital payments. However, in the wrong hands, it can be abused. Consider the risk that cyberattacks and data breaches pose to businesses.

Is South Africa ready for the next phase in the cloud...

Public cloud has taken centre stage in the global IT space, thanks in large part to the pandemic forcing accelerated adoption of next-generation technology solutions. According to Forrester Research, the global public cloud infrastructure market will grow 35% to 120 billion USD in 2021, as several new trends emerge around cloud technology.

Should we ban cryptocurrency to stop ransomware?

The world has a serious problem that puts the digital era in harm's way. Numerous South African businesses have fallen prey to a new ransomware attack, joining many more globally.

Protection of personal data is a human right

The processing of personal data has become increasingly valuable and lucrative for businesses. It offers opportunities for economic growth, social advancement, and research. However, it can also pose risks to the rights of individuals, their basic human rights.

Securing your network – from north to south and east to...

Making your network safe from the traditional north to south perspective is no longer enough. In a digital world, micro-segmentation that secures it from east to west is also vital. In the modern era of cybercrime, ransomware and digital threat vectors, your infrastructure security is more essential than ever.

33% of organisation’s workload are running in the cloud today

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.


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