Financial sector at mercy of emerging cyber threats

January 22, 2019 1:11 pm7 comments

by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG – CYPTOJACKING, encrypted traffic and botnets have been identified as three major attack strategies financial security teams must paying special attention to in addition to mobile threats. By definition, cryptojacking, is the unauthorised use of a user’s computer and devices by cybercriminals in order to mine for valuable online currencies (cryptocurrency) while […]

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Massive adoption of AI despite talent gap

January 21, 2019 6:02 pm5 comments
Artificial Intelligence (AI)

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG – THE number of organisations employing artificial intelligence (AI) have grown by 270 percent over the past four years despite talent shortages in the sector. These are the findings of Gartner, the research and advisory company, in its 2019 Chief Information Officers (CIO) Survey. Results showed that organisations […]

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Zimbabwe defends condemned internet shutdown

January 17, 2019 2:40 pm7 comments
Zimbabwe internet unblocked

from NDABENI MLOTSHWA in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe BULAWAYO – THE Zimbabwean government has justified a blackout in internet connectivity after days of violent protests by citizens over economic problems. The Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting argued the Interception of Communications Act provides for the issuing of a warrant to interfere with communications where among other things, public […]

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