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How ‘The Internet Of Evil Things’ Is Threatening Your Company’s Cybersecurity

The truth of the matter is that when an attacker is willing to invest resources and time, any organisation can be breached. That means it’s not a matter of “if”, but rather a matter of “when”. Traditionally, information security teams had difficult, albeit straightforward jobs. They needed to understand their assets, know what they were connecting to, and separate them from the outside world. That has since changed, though, and we can thank the many devices introduced into the workplace by employees, visitors, partners and other outsiders for that. Basically, any device that can connect to a network, whether or...

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Pussy’ And ‘Dragon’ Are Two Of The Top 10 Most Used Passwords – Here Are The Other Eight

I don’t want to tempt fate here, but I think most of us take a similar approach to online passwords. You pick one that works, and then you start playing around with little variations on it. A capital letter here, a cheeky full-stop there, and then you hope that no hacker / fraudster thinks you’re worth having a go at. Well, according to the Telegraph, we’re lazy with passwords because “the typical person has 26 online log-ins – with the associated passwords and other ID” – and only the most dedicated are cooking up 26 different locks to pick. Shall...

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Ethical Hacking’ Is The Next Big Thing – Here’s What You Need To Know

Think of it as a potential change in career. With all the cybercrime going on, companies are increasingly looking for “legal hackers” or “penetration testers” to help probe and improve their networks, applications, and other computer systems with the ultimate goal of preventing data theft and fraud. How fun does that sound? Although perhaps not as fun as the illegal stuff, the plus side of becoming a legal hacker is that you get to earn a decent living and stay out of jail. Winning. So what’s this “easy” way of becoming an ethical hacker? Through an online course, obviously. NEWORDER,...

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Phishing, Trojan Horses, Ransomware And Other Hacks That Could Cripple Your Business

There’s nothing like an impending midnight hack to give you sleepless nights. Although the hardware and software that drives modern businesses has enabled massive jumps in productivity while driving down costs, there’s still a lot to consider to ensure your whole IT infrastructure doesn’t find itself a victim of hacking. If a hack does occur, your whole company, from the showroom floor to the boardroom, could eat itself from the inside out. That’s why it’s imperative to see cybersecurity as another division in your workplace, rather than just a simple IT issue. But what are the biggest threats to your...

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EC-Council appoints Neworder Training Academy as Accredited Training Partner for South Africa

Neworder Training Academy, a South Africa-based security organization, has been certified as an EC-Council’s Accredited Training Partner. The academy can now offer the EC-Council’s world-class courses to South African IT professionals. Students can now choose between classroom-based training and online self-study courses. The principal motivator behind this partnership relates to the impending global information security skills meltdown, which was highlighted by analysts across the globe and was brought to industry attention last year. By offering a range of information security-related training opportunities to IT professionals in South Africa (SA) as well as Africa, the academy hopes to not only address...

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