Category archives for: IT Security

Careless staff expose firms to cyber criminals

Mobile-security

By GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – UNINFORMED and careless workers’ inappropriate use of information technologies are putting small South African companies’ cyber protection in jeopardy. This according to a global security company, Kapersky Lab, which concludes small companies of up to 50 employees are significantly less concerned about employee activities leading to cyber-security breaches […]

Technology strengthens Uganda border security

border-security

From HASSAN ONYANGO in Kampala, Uganda KAMPALA, (CAJ News) – UGANDA is making the most of technology to speed visa issuance and strengthen border security. The landlocked East African country’s adoption of technology is anticipated to help the country facilitate travel, enhance national security and protect travelers from identity theft. Gemalto, the Dutch-based international digital […]

Botswana hardest hit by cyber crime

Experts say cyber attacks could cost a company hundreds of thousands and even millions of Rands, directly impacting the bottom-line

By TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – FIVE African countries have emerged among the top ten most-attacked by cybercriminals in recent months. The period saw the criminals make increasing use of ransomware attacks using the Locky and Cryptowall viruses in November. This is according to Check Point, which has Botswana as the most-attacked country in […]

Blackberry bouncing back after move to software

Blackberry bouncing back after move to software

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – BLACKBERRY’S shift from devices to software appears to be paying off after the Canadian firm posted a profit for the third quarter of the year and raised its revenue forecast for 2017. The company has recorded a non-GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) gross margin of 70 percent and […]

Companies mustn’t get carried away at holidays

Claude Schuck Regional Manager for Africa Veeam

TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – WITH the impending December break, companies have been urged ensure corporate applications, services and data remain continuously available. Claude Schuck, regional manager for Africa at Veeam, says a modern business relies on delivering round-the-clock availability, regardless of employee holidays. Veeam develops backup, disaster recovery and virtualization management software. Schuck […]

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