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Spotlight on cyber security

Published on 22 Feb 2018

Just as fast as our digital world is evolving, sadly, so are the security threats. With data breaches, hacks, ransomware attacks and phishing becoming a regular occurrence, it is a necessity for all organizations to dedicate time and resources towards security. Read on for further insight into cyber security – discover which trends you need to look out for, what a potential breach could cost your business, as well as information about recent scam email attacks.

18 Cyber security trends

18 Cyber security trends we are watching in 2018

2017 was an interesting year for the cyber security industry, says the author of this post, and much of the same (and more) is expected in 2018. The post provides an overview of 18 cyber security trends predicted to impact organizations this year – from spam threats to ransomware, blockchain security, domain spoofing, botnets (IoT), hacks and more. It’s clear that businesses need to focus on and invest heavily in cyber and email security.

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2017 cost of a data breach

2017 Cost of data breach study

The 12th annual Cost of Data Breach Study, sponsored by IBM and independently conducted by Ponemon Institute reveals that there is an overall decline in the global average cost of data breaches – down 10% over the past few years to $3.62 million. However, businesses that participated have experienced much larger breaches – an average of 1.8% increase in size. Download the report for more interesting stats and if you are keen to find out what a data breach could cost your business, you can make use of a handy ‘cost of data breach’ calculator, which launches directly from this study’s landing page.

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Fending off scam emails

Security Chiefs fending off millions of scam emails attempting to trick the public

This news article highlights a series of scam email attacks, where British citizens were being conned into providing personal and other details, which can then be used by fraudsters in identity theft and other criminal activities. 4.5 Million of these malicious emails, purporting to be from government or public sector organisations, were blocked by security chiefs each month on average – or 54 million a year, according to a National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) study. Read on to discover more about these incidents – including which organizations were targeted and which measures taken to curb these attacks have been successful.

Alison Treadaway

Alison Treadaway

Vice President, Marketing, Striata, a Doxim Company

She joined the Striata in 2002, and served as Managing Director of the African region for 13 years. Prior to this, Alison’s experience in Internet-related solutions included marketing and sales positions at Internet Solutions and Dimension Data.

Alison has 24 years of experience in the ICT sector. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Languages, WITS) and a Post-graduate Diploma in Business Administration (WITS Business School).

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