Make the move to cloud-based data centres safe

The cloud presents opportunities for companies to improve the availability and accessibility to data resources. Cloud storage is also more scalable, allowing companies to accommodate ever-growing data volumes easily and cost-effectively. While cloud-based data centres are less risky than on-premise data centres from a security perspective, they are not without risk. Security 101 for Cloud-based… Continue reading

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OT Security is key to bringing expansion plans to fruition

Effective control and security of operational technology (OT) and industrial control systems are inextricably linked with good corporate governance. Companies could use compliance with legislation and corporate governance requirements to overcome key growth barriers when looking to expand into new territories and to attract outside investors. This is according to Charl Ueckermann, CEO at AVeS… Continue reading

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Security-savvy employees can reduce cyber threats and costs

Security Awareness: Awaken the #CyberAware Warrior Within Employees are often touted as one of the biggest threats to an organisation’s IT security. However, Charl Ueckermann, CEO at AVeS Cyber Security, says they can actually act as a powerful defence against cyber security threats. “Educating employees on cyber threats and how to use IT resources and… Continue reading

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Employees’ social media profiles can put company data at risk

Even for companies that have robust IT Security solutions in place, protecting networks and data is growing increasingly complex as security gaps emerge where they are least expected. With the emphasis on technology to protect data assets from threats from the outside, internal threats – such as a company’s employees – are often overlooked. Gateways… Continue reading

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Job Done: Nearly Every Third Corporate Data Breach Gets Employees Fired

When a data breach strikes, the damage can reach further than a business’s finances, reputation, and customer privacy. A breach can also severely impact the careers of individuals at the company involved. According to a new report from Kaspersky Lab and B2B International, 25% of data breaches in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META)… Continue reading

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Cyber threats real for industrial automation systems

The introduction of Internet of Things (IoT) into industrial automation environments, in the name of progress, has brought on both operational efficiencies and security risks previously unseen to the manufacturing, engineering, and mining industries. This article explains the risk drivers behind Operational Technology (OT) systems and the need for comprehensive security across the enterprise’s operations: from… Continue reading

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More than 40% of ICS computers were attacked in H1 2018

  More than 40% of all industrial control system (ICS) computers protected by Kaspersky Lab solutions were attacked by malicious software at least once during the first half of 2018 – where the Middle East (ME) countries were among the top 20 countries by percentage of ICS computers attacked during the period. The most impacted… Continue reading

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Get the nuts and bolts in place to stop data loss

For organisations with a high security agenda, mechanisms must be built into all layers of their infrastructure. Sensitive business information, customer details, financials, transactions and product information, all forms part of important data in organisations and is the lifeblood of every business. But, how much control do businesses have over their data, do they know… Continue reading

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Upgrading to Kaspersky Endpoint Security 11: Why, when, how

“60% of a company’s data security success is in implementing it right, the first time.” What drives data security successes in organisations: product or service? The launch of Kaspersky Endpoint Security 11 affords us the opportunity to relook at organisations’ data security posture from the point of best practice. When it comes to endpoint security,… Continue reading

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