Think like a cyber criminal: Understanding strategies and learning to how to defend

Think like a cyber criminal: Understanding strategies and learning to how to defend

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The increasing sophistication of malware attacks on any commercial site or personal computer indicates a corresponding increase in the scale and sophistication of the preventative and recovery measures needed. A large organisation might keep its cyber security function in-house and develop its own strategies.  Smaller organisations are increasingly turning to Internet Security Services to assist […]

Bring Your Own Device: How to balance convenience and security

Bring Your Own Device: How to balance convenience and security

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The emergence of smartphones and tablets as mobile devices has been a significant change in the ICT landscape in recent times.  Allied with the increasing prevalence of private and public WiFi networks, Bring Your Own Device (“BYOD“), has proved to be both a blessing and a curse for ICT departments.  A blessing in that BYOD […]

How CMS Systems are being used by hackers to stage a cybercrime

How CMS Systems are being used by hackers to stage a cybercrime

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The development of Content Management Systems (“CMS”) has enabled the most inexperienced of new users to develop and publish their own blog or website.  What are CMS Systems and how are CMS Systems being used by hackers to stage a cybercrime? The WikiPedia definition of a CMS is “a computer application that supports the creation […]

How to protect your company from a Ransomware attack?

How to protect your company from a Ransomware attack?

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Every computer installation is vulnerable to attack by malware. It used to simply e-mail borne viruses, but over time malware has acquired a degree of sophistication matched only by the antivirus and malware protection systems developed to thwart it. We now see rootkits, spambots, and latterly ransomware. An entire sub-industry has grown up around cybersecurity. […]

Ransomware: What to expect in 2017

Ransomware: What to expect in 2017

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­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­First, we had viruses, then Trojans, then rootkits.  AdWare made its presence felt.  Now, with the advent of Cloud Computing and businesses increasingly relying on the Internet as a business tool, we have ransomware.  The coming Internet of Things makes for a very scary future of cyberattacks and cybersecurity battling it out for supremacy. First, […]

5 Signs Your IoT Devices are being Attacked by a Cyber Criminal

5 Signs Your IoT Devices are being Attacked by a Cyber Criminal

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With the prevalence of several threats to our Internet of Things (IoT) around the world today, antivirus software can provide very little online security in certain situations. Also, anti-malware scanners are not accurate enough to protect our IoT, because hackers and malware are changing their tactics on a consistent basis to deceive the antivirus and […]

Cybersecurity – it’s not just viruses

Cybersecurity – it’s not just viruses

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An appreciation of Cybersecurity and Network Security is an essential for all IT people today.  The incidence and sophistication of malware and of targeted attacks on corporate and individual sites are increasing daily.  Individual and corporate users must have a comprehensive online security environment in place, comprised of a mix of internet security services and […]