Don’t Get Caught in Phishing Scams While Shopping Online this Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a day to honour mothers, motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. Naturally, there are plenty of ways to make moms feel special with unique gifts, but sadly there are those that use such special occasions for their own cybercriminal gain. In fact, according to Kaspersky Lab security experts,… Continue reading

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New variant of SynAck ransomware uses sophisticated Doppelgänging technique to evade security

Kaspersky Lab researchers have discovered a new variant of the SynAck ransomware Trojan using the Doppelgänging technique to bypass anti-virus security by hiding in legitimate processes. This is the first time the Doppelgänging technique has been seen in ransomware in the wild. The developers behind SynAck also implement other tricks to evade detection and analysis:… Continue reading

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All Covered: Managing Cybersecurity Risks with Next Generation Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business

Enterprise-ready scalability, next-generation technologies and EDR-integration in the new version of Kaspersky Lab’s flagship product for endpoints. The latest trends in cybercrime have seen it all — advanced exploits allegedly developed by high-profile threat actors used in massive ransomware attacks, creativity of spam and phishing attacks on trending topics, and attacks relying heavily on social… Continue reading

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Do not spend another Rand on your Cyber Security Budget until real Risks have been assessed

IT Security has become a business necessity against the backdrop of proliferating threats from the web, malware and cyber extortion. Companies are also obliged by legislation to protect sensitive business and customer information. But, the cost of protecting systems and data against cyber threats can rocket when investments in security technologies aren’t planned and don’t… Continue reading

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Safely Migrating to Cloud-Based Email: Kaspersky Security for Microsoft Office 365

Safely Migrating to Cloud-Based Email: New Kaspersky Security for Microsoft Office 365 Enhances Protection in Exchange Online Thursday, 1st February 2018: Small and medium-sized businesses are still on a cloud adoption journey and for the majority of them, embracing a cloud-based email service is the first checkpoint along the way. Indeed, it tops the most… Continue reading

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Cyber risk management: Top responsibilities of C-level employees this year

The risk landscape in 2018 is changing the way executives look at cyber risk management in their organisations. Here are seven tips on how C-level employees can effectively manage cyber risks in their organisations this year. Although most companies have invested in IT security solutions to protect their networks and data, these tend to focus… Continue reading

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Risking security for an easy life: people’s password dilemmas revealed

Tuesday, 9 January 2018: Today we log into online accounts all the time – from transferring money between bank accounts, to shopping online, checking the weather, or booking a taxi on a night out. But what if suddenly you can’t log into the account you need when you need it? What if you get the dreaded ‘password… Continue reading

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AVeS Cyber Security stacks up awards and eyes further growth

From humble beginnings 19-years ago as a small yet creative IT security company helping businesses gain control of their digital information, AVeS Cyber Security is stacking up impressive accolades and earning the respect of industry heavyweights as a leading provider of comprehensive Information Security, IT Infrastructure Architecture and Governance solutions. In 2017, the company has… Continue reading

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26% of ransomware attacks now target business

Tuesday, 28 November 2017: In 2017, 26.2% of those targeted by ransomware were business users, compared to 22.6% in 2016. This is due in part to three unprecedented attacks targeting corporate networks that changed forever the landscape for this increasingly virulent threat, according to Kaspersky Lab.  2017 will be remembered as the year the ransomware threat suddenly… Continue reading

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Business doomed without IT at the strategy table

With the emergence of Industry 4.0 and the consumerisation of IT, it is becoming increasingly important for IT and business to sit together at the strategy table. Before advancements in digital technology drove business enablement and competitiveness, businesses could afford to be reactive in their approach to technology adoption. Today, however, a siloed-approach to business… Continue reading

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