Hackers have made South Africa a target for massive DDos attacks, and there doesn’t seem to be an area of life that hasn’t been affected. In what appears to be an all-out “war,” the cyberattacks have hit banks, ISPs, governments, and even power grids. The onslaught has been so severe that all IT Departments are on alert for potential threats. DDos is defined as: “A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack is
In an age when savvy management is stating that cybersecurity is part of the cost of doing business, the question arises as to what are the most cost-effective and practical methods to incorporate the price while ensuring identification and remediation of high-risk software vulnerabilities. While there are standard configuration alterations and software updates and patches that do accommodate a majority of the issues, there are two additional challenges that must
As countries around the globe step up their game to combat cybercrime, companies and organisations are being required to follow through with self-examination, upgrades, and consideration of all breach methods. The goal is to improve security through the design of an IT estate that is solid and well-maintained, with security procedures and processes that cover the gamut: IT, video, paper files, desktop, and all non-IT methods of retaining and processing
Since the 1980’s, security professionals and government agencies around the globe have been trying to place their focus on the main sources of cybercrime. Yet just as the proverbial “leaks in a dam,” they find that they plug one up only to have three more appear. The landscape of cybercrime has not only experienced an incredible upswing, but has made so much profit that the cybercriminals are now more organised
When you think of insider cybersecurity attacks, you might immediately envision an angry former employee or one that is disgruntled and getting ready to leave. While these are situations that do occur, there is another element that is just as important for your focus, and these are referred to as “accidental/unintentional threats.” Both forms of cyber threat need to be taken seriously, and both types also involve a psychological aspect.