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Database of 30 million+ South Africans leaked online, property group is culprit

NEWSWATCH: After a database of more than 30 million South Africans had been leaked online, including estimated incomes‚ addresses, and cellphone numbers, one of the country's top real estate companies has admitted to being the unwitting source...

By Ilse van den Berg 3 days ago

Africa Safety Tour heads to South Africa, Zimbabwe

Facebook's Africa Safety Tour team is this week meeting with leading South African and Zimbabwean representatives, giving training, and facilitating workshops on the topic of online safety...

15 Sep 2017

Digital trust: the currency of the future

Digital trust, in a nutshell, is about the ability to protect the digital data shared across a vast digital ecosystem. And it may just become the currency of the future...

By Paul Williams 21 Jul 2017

Top 10 African countries committed to cyber security

The second edition of the Global Cybersecurity Index 2017, measured the commitment of ITU Member States to cyber security and highlighted a number of illustrative practices from around the world....

By Fundisiwe Maseko 12 Jul 2017

New global ransomware attack disrupts thousands of companies

NEWSWATCH: This week saw another global ransomware attack spread across the globe affecting big companies such as WPP, Maersk, and FedEx, among many others...

By Ilse van den Berg 30 Jun 2017

Top five highest cyber risk countries are in Africa

According to Check Point's latest Threat Index, African nations continue to top the list of countries prone to cyber attacks...

30 Jun 2017

DDoS attacks continue to morph

The latest approach to characterise a large number of complex, multi-vector DDoS attacks is to use reflection to exploit connection-less lightweight directory access protocols...

15 Jun 2017

Managing the value of data

No organisation can survive in the always-on environment without having access to data. Fortunately, better business resiliency is to be had by leveraging the foundation put in place by IT...

By Claude Schuck 14 Jun 2017

Paralympian teen teams up with CN for anti-bullying campaign in Africa

15-year-old Paralympian, Ntando Mahlangu, is teaming up with Cartoon Network to launch the 2017 anti-bullying campaign, CN Buddy Network in Africa which aims to raise awareness around bullying, empowering children of Africa...

13 Jun 2017

Combating ransomware [part II]

In a previous article, we examined the rise of ransomware and some of the issues that people need to be aware of when addressing this scourge...

By Colin Thornton 7 Jun 2017

Fast-moving cyber attacks wreak havoc worldwide

WASHINGTON, US: A fast-moving wave of cyber attacks swept the globe on Friday, apparently exploiting a flaw exposed in documents leaked from the US National Security Agency...

15 May 2017

New partner program in Africa from Kaspersky

Kaspersky Lab introduces new partner program in Africa to drive business growth for managed security services providers...

2 May 2017

Five IoT security risks and ways to secure yourself

It is expected that there will be 3.9 IoT-based devices per person by 2020. However, along with all the potential improvements, the potential rise of smart nodes and transferring of data is causing new concerns...

By Yana Vardomatskaya 21 Apr 2017

What's worrying businesses most in 2017?

Companies increasingly fear the unpredictable business environment, where markets are volatile and political perils are on the rise...

16 Jan 2017

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International

MSC Cruises' innovative surveillance system bridges gap in overboard detection

MSC Cruises has launched a new vanguard video surveillance system, which will optimise on-board security, allowing for the speediest intervention in the unlikely event a person or object falls overboard.

11 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: At the forefront of customer feedback and online reputation management

The industry is increasingly being characterised by millennial travellers and their preferences. With the rise of the millennial traveller came an increase in online reviews - the importance of which cannot be understated as it can make or break an establishment's popularity and, therefore, its bottom line. Online reviews have come to fill a meaningful role in the industry: while travellers use online reviews as a measure that will determine a booking - or not - establishments have come to find value in these reviews as they can confirm great service or indicate where service needs attention, increase interaction with guests and consumers and, therefore, contribute significantly to guest retention.

By Cari Coetzee 10 Oct 2017

Pixel smartphone upgrade highlights Google push into hardware

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Google last week unveiled new versions of its Pixel smartphone, the highlight of a refreshed line aimed at weaving artificial intelligence deeper into modern lives.

9 Oct 2017

New Google earbuds offer real-time translation feature

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Google on Wednesday introduced new Pixel earbuds that the company says are capable of real-time translation of conversations in different languages.

5 Oct 2017

Elon Musk's BFR will fly from London to Cape Town in just 34 minutes

Elon Musk may be nuts, but a remarkable number of the South African-born businessman's ventures have been successful. This week at the International Astronautical Congress in Australia, he announced another “really special” proposal.

By Andy Walker 2 Oct 2017

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