SecureData CTO & Founder, Etienne Greeff, speaks to The Daily Swig on the Dixons Carphone data breach

Dixons Carphone, a European electronics and telecommunications retailer, has launched an investigation into a data breach involving 5.9 million customer card details and 1.2 million customer data reco …
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What we learned from Meltdown/Spectre – Part Four

We come to the final of a four-part blog series looking at the mysterious Meltdown and Spectre exploits. We’ve driven down vulnerability management road, and stopped off at the supply chain for a qu …
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Taking Endpoint Security to the Next Level

The endpoint is the new frontline. In the battle against online attackers, who have an ever-expanding toolkit of techniques to monetise cybercrime, new attacks to exploit legitimate features, proto …
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What we learned from Meltdown/Spectre – Part Three

In part one of our Meltdown/Spectre series, we looked at the concept of vulnerability management as a means to more thoroughly map out an organisations systems, detect and evaluate cyber threats and r …
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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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