What we learned from Meltdown/Spectre – Part Two

In part one of our four-part blog series on Meltdown and Spectre, we posited that there are a number of key learnings that the business can take away from quite a significant cyber security incident. …
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Forget Security FUD: It’s Time to Get Proactive as We Run with the Bulls

Fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) have long been the watchwords of cybersecurity, but it’s time to take a different approach. Charl van der Walt, chief strategy security officer at SecureData argues …
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What the coming “Splinternet” means for cybersecurity

It was good while it lasted. But day by day, it seems as if the ‘global’ internet is slowing splinternet along geopolitical lines. This cyber-balkanisation has many fronts, but it’s perhaps s …
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What we learned from Meltdown/Spectre – Part One

Just days into 2018 and we have yet another high-profile information security incident on our hands. Meltdown and Spectre have set the Information Technology industry alight. These exploits have be …
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Offensive security, cyber insurance and cryptocurrencies: 2018 predictions

As 2017 drew to a close, it’s safe to say that cybersecurity, or lack thereof, dominated headlines. This isn’t likely to change in 2018, with GDPR just around the corner. Charl van der Walt, Chief …
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Will the GDPR turn your data toxic?

Halloween may be over, but fears surrounding the GDPR continue to lurk in the shadows. To quote British mathematician Clive Humby, “data is the new oil” – but the days of regarding data as a …
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Kill the Noise – a look at the challenges for today’s businesses

Cybersecurity today is a vortex of fear and panic. There is a new threat, vulnerability, or attack every month. Why? Because there has never been a better time to be a cyber-criminal. This has crea …
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Infosec 2017 Reveals the Strong Health of the Security Industry

Infosec Europe 2017, now in its 22nd year, welcomed an impressive 13,500 security professionals from all segments of the industry through its doors, cementing its crown as the largest and most importa …
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Hostages to Fortune? Why Ransomware is Now Big Business.

Ransomware attacks are skyrocketing and, sadly, no end is in sight. Cybercriminals are scrambling over themselves to cash in on this lucrative attack trend, which offers a low barrier to entry, great …
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WannaCry Ransomware Exploit Breaking New Ground

As the WannaCry ransomware saga rumbles, we’ve seen the significant impact it has had on organisations all over the world. But has this attack, which targeted older versions of the Microsoft Windows …
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