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Remote Working & Cybersecurity in Africa

Digging down into the security risks and essential business considerations that should define how organisations approach remote working security across Africa

In 2021, KnowBe4 (www.KnowBe4.com), Lynchpin and ITWeb conducted surveys (https://bit.ly/3qBLiml) across Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya to unpack how remote working was influencing the security paradigm for organisations. The survey found that a significant percentage of companies will very likely continue leveraging remote working. At the time of writing the…

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The State of Cyber Extortion Crime in South Africa

The ransomware story is getting longer and more complicated and South African organisations are not excluded

The KnowBe4 (www.KnowBe4.com) and ITWeb Ransomware Survey took a deep look into the South African organisation, finding that ransomware and cybercrime are increasingly impacting organisations on the continent. While many companies (32%) were attacked in 2021, some multiple times (12%), 64% of organisations believe they are prepared, and 67% would…

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From 2021 to 2022: The Cybersecurity Outlook

What trends shaped 2021? And what lies ahead in 2022?

There are several trends that have dominated the African cybersecurity landscape in 2021. The continent remains a point of investment interest as connectivity and mobility continue to grow – with only 38% of the population connected, there is massive opportunity compared with developed markets. This situation has seen a subsequent…

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Partnerships and training key to combating Africa’s post-pandemic cybercrime threat

In 2020, the personal details of more than 24,000,000 South Africans and nearly 800,000 businesses were exposed due to cybercrime

Africa is on the radar of the world’s cyber criminals, and with social engineering and phishing among the most common attack vectors, public awareness and training will have to be stepped up to prevent organisations and individuals across the continent from suffering significant losses. This is according to international security…

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Mindful Cybersecurity: The future of security

It’s become critical to manage the human firewall to minimise risk and improve an organisation’s security posture

It’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month at a time when cybersecurity awareness should be on everyone’s mind. The risk of attack has soared, according to Atlas VPN (https://bit.ly/3ojkQgI) – 45% of organisations globally were impacted by recurring cyberattacks, malware up by 358%, and ransomware by 435%. Anna Collard, SVP of content and…

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KB4-CON EMEA to Strengthen Organisations’ Human Firewalls

Cybersecurity virtual summit to take place 23rd September with headline speakers Mikko Hypponen, Chief Research Officer at F-Secure and Kevin Mitnick, Chief Hacking Officer at KnowBe4

KnowBe4 (NASDAQ: KNBE) (www.KnowBe4.com), the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, will be hosting KB4-CON EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) (https://bit.ly/3nih5HU), an extension of the highly successful KB4-CON U.S. event, which attracted over 10,000 registrants. The completely virtual, highly engaging, cybersecurity-focused event is…

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Disinfect your phone (By Anna Collard)

Your mobile device is at risk of infection, putting your personal information and privacy at risk of fraud

By Anna Collard Imagine if your mobile phone could be used to spy on you, listen to your conversations and send information and images from your device to a third party? This is not an imagined, dystopian future, it is the story of the Pegasus spyware put on mobile devices…

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Train the hybrid mind (By Anna Collard)

Most people in Africa who work from home are not engaging in safe online behaviour and putting both themselves, and the business, at risk

By Anna Collard More than 50% of IT teams believe that employees have bad security habits. Habits they’ve developed since moving their offices into the home and that put their information, systems and employers at risk. The statistic comes from the Tessian Back to Work Security Behaviors Report (https://bit.ly/2VfndVe) that…

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Inside the mind of a cyber criminal

What do adversaries and threat actors think as they dive deep into your organisation’s defences?

Cyber criminals come in many different flavours, but the majority of them are in it for one thing: financial pay-off. They want the money that comes with offering their tools or services, selling stolen data, extortion like ransomware or plain fraud. And they all have one thing in common –…

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Importance of Security culture in Zero Trust Security Models (By Anna Collard)

Zero Trust is a security model based on a set of design principles that assumes that a breach is inevitable or has likely already occurred

By Anna Collard, SVP Content Strategy & Evangelist at KnowBe4 AFRICA (www.KnowBe4.com) During a preview of this year’s RSA conference, a team from Orange Cyberdefense demonstrated a range of pretty scary scenarios of what can happen when malicious actors take control over a user’s home router. These range from duping…