Category archives for: IT Security

South Africa to spend billions in ICT sector

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By GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH Africa is projected to have the highest information and communications technology (ICT) spend (US$10,5 billion) in the  developing world during the current year. According to Huawei, the leading global ICT solutions provider, this would be higher than any country across the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) […]

Finance houses losing millions to cyber crooks

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By GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – FINANCIAL firms are facing increasingly sophisticated threats globally with latest reports indicating the organisations face losses of about US$1 million on average per cyber security incident. The staggering figure is revealed as part of Financial Institutions Security Risks 2016 by Kaspersky Lab, the global cybersecurity company. The survey […]

Cybercriminals rob corporates millions

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Staff Reporter JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) -On average a single cybersecurity incident now costs large businesses 11 million rands (US $861,000) while, small and medium businesses (SMBs) end up paying at least a million ($86,500). These are the main findings of Kaspersky Lab’s report “Measuring the Financial Impact of IT Security on Businesses” based on the […]

Metrofile records positive growth over past year

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By MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MTEROFILE Holdings Limited, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed market leader in records and information management, has reported positive growth results for the six months ended 31 December, 2016. Revenue increased by 1,6 percent to R380,7 million as headline earnings increased by 3,3 percent to R70,8 million. Both headline earnings […]

Online criminals treble the threat

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from OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria LAGOS, (CAJ News) – CYBER criminal attacks increased threefold over the past year with a total of 8,5 million malicious installations identified, a report obtained from Lagos highlights. According to Kasperky Lab, this means that, in the space of just one year (2016) a volume equivalent to 50 percent […]

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