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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Digital transformation does not happen haphazardly

South African businesses, like millions worldwide are embracing digital technologies with fervour. They bring seemingly endless opportunities to streamline workflows, increase productivity, enhance customer interactions, improve agility and increase competitiveness. However adopting cloud, big data, mobile and social technologies haphazardly comes with risks.   “Most things come together with a plan. Digital transformation is the… Continue reading

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We are closing over the festive season

    As we have almost reached the end of the 2016 Journey, we’d like to specifically say to you   Our offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Nelspruit will be closed from 16 December to 2 January. We’ll be using this time to recharge our batteries so that we can serve you even better… Continue reading

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Fokus op Sekuriteit met Middag op RSG

This podcast is in Afrikaans   Summary: A discussion with Charl Ueckermann about internet security or cyber security. The discussion looks at the possible problems with the use of public wi-fi hotspots and other general public cyber security considerations.  

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