While total security is a myth, good security is not

Information security breaches seem to be prevalent lately in technology news being reported on the internet. Total protection from information security breaches is not possible because unethical hackers with enough resources, money, time and motivation can hack into almost any system. This being the reason why most countries are starting…

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Cyber-crime Threat and Mitigation

South Africa has been ranked as having the third largest number of cybercrime victims - second only to China and Russia. According the CyberThreat Barometer 2012/3, released by Wolfpack Information Risk, direct losses to cybercrime in South Africa between January 2011 and August 2012 were R2.65 billion, with…

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Information Security Awareness

Oft times when information security professionals talk about information security, you will no doubt hear a three letter acronym that may confuse some: C.I.A - and no, it's not the Central Intelligence Agency. When talking of the C.I.A. we refer to the three-pronged structure upon which…

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Is Safe and Free Wi-Fi Possible?

Free Wi-Fi seems to be a much talked about issue these days - from those wanting it and those companies offering it; and, truth be told, Wi-Fi or rather free Wi-Fi, is a great thing to have (Easy access of internet services to those 65 % who have formerly not been…

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Secure Your Site with HSTS

I'm pretty sure by now that almost everyone has heard of the NSA saga, I even heard my non-techie friends tell me how 'bad things have become on the internet' the NSA story broke out. Considering how powerful the NSA is, they can pretty much mess around with you as…

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Importance of Ongoing Information Security Training

Imagine if every employee in your company knew how to identify a phishing attack and knew how to respond to various threats and incidents that may, and certainly will, happen in most companies. Imagine if all your employees knew how to store, share, access and dispose of data in a…

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