Cybersecurity Skills Shortage Is Ranked as the Biggest Risk to MSPs and Their Clients
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Cybersecurity Skills Shortage Is Ranked as the Biggest Risk to MSPs and Their Clients

Sophos, a global leader of innovative security solutions that defeat cyberattacks, today released its inaugural “MSP Perspectives 2024” survey report, which found that the biggest day-to-day challenge facing Managed Service Providers (MSP) is keeping up with the latest cybersecurity solutions/technologies, cited by 39% of the MSPs surveyed. Alongside this, MSPs indicated that hiring new cybersecurity analysts…

Cybersecurity strategies for cloud acceleration in financial services

Cybersecurity strategies for cloud acceleration in financial services

Effective cybersecurity must align to organisation’s needs and take its lead from its requirements. Security must enable, not define. Thus, understanding your organisation’s operational environment and what optimum performance looks like must come first. In banking and financial services, where trust and data security are fundamental, cybersecurity requirements are even more complex. This reinforces the…

Sophos Supports Shift to Hybrid Environments with New Generation of Remotely Managed Wi-Fi 6 Access Points
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Sophos Supports Shift to Hybrid Environments with New Generation of Remotely Managed Wi-Fi 6 Access Points

Sophos, a global leader in innovating and delivering cybersecurity as a service, today announced the Sophos AP6 Series to support the shift to hybrid environments with a new generation of remotely managed Wi-Fi 6 access points. The new offering adds another component to Sophos’ secure access portfolio, which includes Sophos Firewall and Sophos Switch.   “With cloud-managed Wi-Fi, Sophos…

How AI Can Enhance Cybersecurity and Protect Your Business from Cyber Threats

How AI Can Enhance Cybersecurity and Protect Your Business from Cyber Threats

Businesses rely largely on technology to carry out daily tasks in this digital age. However, there is a higher risk of cyber threats as a result of our growing reliance on technology. For businesses of all sizes, cybersecurity is a major worry since cyberattacks may lead to data breaches, financial losses, and even reputational damage. …

Tech trends – 5G, broadband, fintech, data privacy and cybersecurity risks – expected to be discussed at Africa Tech Festival
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Tech trends – 5G, broadband, fintech, data privacy and cybersecurity risks – expected to be discussed at Africa Tech Festival

Trending topics in the African technology and telecommunications space include the rollout of 5G, the dire need for telecommunications infrastructure and access to broadband spectrum, the steady rise of the fintech sector despite global economic turbulence, the development of cybersecurity and privacy laws across the continent and the rising number of disputes that are driven…

Report: African Microsoft Office Users are at a High Risk of Attacks via Vulnerabilities

Report: African Microsoft Office Users are at a High Risk of Attacks via Vulnerabilities

According to Russian internet security company Kaspersky, more Microsoft Office vulnerabilities are being exploited globally than in Q1 2022. These attacks represented 82 percent of all platform-specific exploits in Q2 2022. The most recent Kaspersky quarterly malware report supports this. The company claims that a rise in assaults using MS Office vulnerabilities was also observed…

LastPass Suffers Data Breach, Users Account Still Secure

LastPass Suffers Data Breach, Users Account Still Secure

More than 33 million users use the password manager LastPass, however, it was recently compromised after an unauthorized person gained access to the developer environment and took the company’s source code and confidential data. According to LastPass, no passwords are believed to have been stolen as a result of the incident, therefore users won’t need…

Cybersecurity skills survey highlights opportunities for diverse talents in South Africa
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Cybersecurity skills survey highlights opportunities for diverse talents in South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa, 30 June 2022 – More than half of cybersecurity professionals agree that people don’t need a university degree to have a successful career in cybersecurity, despite 85% of those professionals holding degrees related to IT, computer science technology.  Forty-five percent of those surveyed reported working in careers and professions other than cybersecurity in…

How to add an extra layer of security to your digital business

How to add an extra layer of security to your digital business

Cybersecurity has become a requirement in the digital age, when everything is digital. Data breaches and cyberattacks have occurred in both small and large firms on occasion, raising awareness regarding cybersecurity for businesses. If you use the internet to manage your organization, cybersecurity is an absolute essential. There is no need to invest a lot…

4 Sure-Fire Ways to Protect Your Remote Work Environment from Cybersecurity Threats

4 Sure-Fire Ways to Protect Your Remote Work Environment from Cybersecurity Threats

Threats to cybersecurity are at an all-time high. With more companies adopting hybrid work models, it’s more important than ever to educate employees on the many cybersecurity dangers that come with working remotely. Employees who work from home offer a bigger security risk than those who operate in an office in a hybrid work environment….

The Real Reason Why Women Are Marginalized in Cybersecurity

The Real Reason Why Women Are Marginalized in Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is one of the industries that suffers from significant bias and gender stereotypes. This field is becoming increasingly important in our digital world, and as a result, it offers a variety of rewarding career paths and opportunities. However, there are still significant barriers and misperceptions that lead women to believe that a career in…

How the pandemic is affecting cybersecurity

How the pandemic is affecting cybersecurity

Even before the pandemic, businesses had begun to put in place elements to manage distributed employees, such as corporate remote desktop or virtual private networking (VPN) capabilities. This, however, was not done on the scale or at the rate required to manage the disruption caused by COVID-19. Companies were suddenly confronted with an influx of…

New cybersecurity format threatens hybrid workplace
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New cybersecurity format threatens hybrid workplace

Latest Security report, titled: Out of Sight and Out of Mind, a comprehensive global study highlighting how the rise of hybrid work is changing user behaviour and creating new cybersecurity challenges for IT departments, has revealed a new form of cybersecurity targeting hybrid workplace. The research, HP Wolf Security report, showed that a growing number of users…

Cybersecurity : Is South Africa a Playground for Cybercriminals?

Cybersecurity : Is South Africa a Playground for Cybercriminals?

The Attacks From All Angles 2021 Mid-year Cybersecurity Report by Trend Micro highlighted a 47% year-on-year increase in email threats as well as malicious files and URLs in the first quarter of 2021 globally. South Africa’s technology landscape is almost identical to that of other countries, which has seen black hat hackers using it as a testing…

What Are the Most Common Cybersecurity Issues and How Can They Be Mitigated

What Are the Most Common Cybersecurity Issues and How Can They Be Mitigated

Cybersecurity issue is on the rise in today’s interconnected world at a fast pace. As businesses become more reliant on the internet and technology, the threats posed by online criminals will only grow. In today’s world, no company can be considered secure against security breaches. Hackers prefer to target well-known corporations, but small businesses also have…

Malware attacks in Africa are increasing, reaching 85 million in only 6 months

Malware attacks in Africa are increasing, reaching 85 million in only 6 months

Malware attacks in Africa are increasing, reaching 85 million in only 6 months Malware is rife across Africa with various countries exhibiting strong growth in all malware types in the first half of 2021 when compared to the same period last year, Kaspersky research has highlighted. Written By Yinka Okeowo This is a 5% increase in the…