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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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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AVeS Cyber Security hold countrywide information governance roadshow with Veritas

Information governance is essential to manage information risk proactively. This requires the systematic integration of people, process, and technology in order to identify and protect a company’s most critical information. To highlight this critical issue, AVeS Cyber Security is arranging a countrywide roadshow in association with Veritas.   The three main steps to guarantee adequate… Continue reading

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Inspiring Cyber-Savvy South African Kids this Mandela Day

  As part of our #67minutes of #MandelaDay, we freely shared our cyber security knowledge with a group of Gr 10-12 IT students in Johannesburg.   The objective? Protect kids against online threats by making them aware of the risks in cyberspace and educating them on how to spot some of the more obvious dangers (like… Continue reading

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Protecting your information: Ransomware and PoPIA

This podcast is in Afrikaans.   Summary: A discussion with Charl Ueckermann about ransomware and how to protect your personal information. The discussion looks at the reasons behind the recent worldwide WannaCry ransomware outbreak and also how the Protection of Personal Information Act (also known as POPIA) can help you protect your information.  

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Personal information: Take care before you share

Identity theft and fraud is a widespread global phenomenon that has gained considerable momentum in South Africa in the last decade. The internet and social media – combined with the naivety of the public in sharing personal information – have helped make the work of criminals easy. Sharing their information on social media, clicking on… Continue reading

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Worldwide ransomware attack infects users in over 100 countries

Immediate action required by all Windows users   #Ransomware featured in the top news this weekend when the exploit-encryptor-worm WannaCrypt (nicknamed #WannaCry) spread across the world by piggy-backing off the Windows exploit #EternalBlue. Researchers in our security network reported that around 100,000 users saw their computers encrypted in a matter of minutes over the last… Continue reading

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Focus on Online Banking Fraud with Radio Today

Dr Ivor Blumenthal discusses some of consumers’ online banking fraud risks with AVeS Cyber Security’s CEO, Charl Ueckermann, and finds out how people can use proper technology to protect their money in the bank.   About Contemporary Business: Contemporary Business is a radio show on the Radio Today station – 1485 am. It is broadcast… Continue reading

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Online banking fraud: consumers have a say and a responsibility

Incidents of online banking fraud continue to rise in South Africa as more consumers become comfortable with transacting on the internet. While cyber fraudsters are known to target companies – or financial institutions – in order to steal larger amounts, individuals are frequently targeted for quick and easy wins.   “Certainly, as we have seen… Continue reading

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Data Security and Cloud Computing on Expresso Morning Show – SABC 3

Espresso (7 February 2017 @ 06:17)   AVeS Cyber Security’s CEO, Charl Ueckermann, talks with Expresso Show presenter Katlego Maboe about basic data security on your phone and in the cloud: “Your safety, your responsibility”  

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