We live in a world surrounded by smart devices - from our pockets to our driveways and living rooms. These advancements offer convenience, and in many cases, extra security. But when gadgets are fitted with computing power and internet connectivity, they also become a target for remote hackers, says Carey van Vlaanderen, CEO of Eset South Africa. 12 Sep 2023 Read more As AI technology like ChatGPT evolves, so do the strategies and tactics used by cybercriminals. Steve Flynn, sales and marketing director at ESET Southern Africa, says ongoing awareness is crucial in understanding how to manage potential cybersecurity challenges posed by these developing tools. 13 Mar 2023 Read more Catfishing, sextortion, phishing and other romance scams are big business for fraudsters. Carey van Vlaanderen, chief executive officer at ESET Southern Africa says knowing how to spot red flags can mean the difference between being deeply in love and knee-deep in debt. 9 Feb 2023 Read more The cybercriminal is relentless, often sophisticated, and extremely persistent. In a constantly evolving threat landscape in which cloud adoption continues to grow and passwords are highly coveted by nefarious actors, attacks are expected to increase sharply in the coming year. However, this is being met with incredible advancement and innovation from the cybersecurity industry, says Carey van Vlaanderen, CEO of ESET South Africa. 12 Jan 2023 Read more ESET released its T2 2022 Threat Report in October, summarising key statistics from ESET detection systems, and highlighting notable examples of ESET's cybersecurity research. 28 Nov 2022 Read more It's the world's number one social media platform, which also means it's the biggest target for scammers, hackers and shady characters. Carey van Vlaanderen, CEO of ESET South Africa shares a few tips and insights on what to avoid to stay safe. 3 Nov 2022 Read more Ahead of International Literacy Day on 8 September, stories about South Africa's poor literacy rates take the spotlight. And the statistics are sadly alarming - eight out of ten grade 4 learners can't read for meaning, while the adult literacy rate is 87%. Digital literacy is equally challenging, especially given that only 10% of homes have internet access. 8 Sep 2022 Read more Eset is at the forefront of powering South African women's progress in tech, one success story at a time. 22 Aug 2022 Read more Estimates suggest that the elderly worldwide lose more than $3bn (around R48bn) each year to online fraudsters. In a world focused on communicating with the digital native Generation Z and tech-savvy Millennials, who were born into the digital era, are we leaving the elderly out of the conversation, especially when it comes to online security? 13 Jul 2022 Read more "The digital gold rush is here. As more people attempt to make money from cryptocurrencies, criminals and con artists aren't far behind. Make sure you know how to recognise the biggest schemes that want to part you from your digital coins," says Carey van Vlaanderen, CEO of ESET South Africa. 22 Apr 2022 Read more Global leader in cybersecurity is championing innovation and enabling progressive change by ensuring a safe digital future 7 Apr 2022 Read more Instagram (IG) is one of the most popular social media platforms in the world, particularly among teenagers. The photo-sharing app ranked third in terms of?preferred social networks among teenagers in the United States, second to Snapchat and TikTok. 17 Mar 2022 Read more
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- Ransomware surpassed the worst expectations in 2021, with attacks against critical infrastructure, outrageous ransom demands and over USD 5 billion worth of potential bitcoin transactions in the first half of the year alone.
- RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) attack numbers from the last weeks of T3 2021 broke all previous records, amounting to a staggering yearly growth of 897%.
- Android banking malware detections rose by 428% in 2021 compared to 2020.
- ProxyLogon vulnerability was the second-most frequent external attack vector in ESET's 2021 statistics, right after password-guessing attacks.
- Attacks exploiting the Log4Shell vulnerability were the fifth-most common external intrusion vector in 2021.
With the new academic year now in full swing, children and students across South Africa will be sitting down at their computers to study, complete their coursework, and possibly even write exams online. This is an exciting time, but it is also fraught with worry as digital distractions are rife. 9 Feb 2022 Read more After two years of unexpected events, how will 2022 stack against what is becoming a much more sophisticated approach to cybercrime? While cloud technology enjoyed an unprecedented increase in its adoption, entire industries were held back after major cyberattacks. To cap off an eventful 2021, many organisations entered the festive season with some form of threat from the Log4J vulnerability hanging over their heads too. Awareness is, in effect, a form of prevention and understanding the increasing trends, which set the tone for the year to come in cybersecurity can only help build appropriate defence mechanisms. 26 Jan 2022 Read more Increasing cyber security threats are throttling businesses and holding citizens to ransom. The rapid shift to full remote working and accelerated digital transformation has left many organisations and end-users vulnerable to a new wave of sophisticated online security threats. 24 Jan 2022 Read more Enterprise and small to medium business technology end-users have noted Eset as a major player in two recent global IDC MarketScape reports noting that they regarded Eset as a security solutions provider with excellent capabilities and strategies that will deliver what customers will need in three to five years' time. 20 Dec 2021 Read more Heading into the festive season, it is more important than ever to ensure that computer and smartphone users are protected from increases in brute force attacks, instances of banking malware, and cryptocurrency threats. 20 Oct 2021 Read more Eset Southern Africa is offering local, tech businesses the chance to win advertising worth over R20,000. During the month of October, the cybersecurity company will be honouring and celebrating the role of local business by offering advertising space on MyBroadband and Bizcommunity to one small tech business that inspires through their positive impact. 17 Sep 2021 Read more Eset has been creating a secure digital world for its users since 1987. Every year we honour our top-performing partners through our Partner Awards. 2021 saw our second-ever virtual awards recognising leadership, commitment, innovation, and meaningful contributions to our mission of nurturing digital safety in South Africa. "Eset Southern Africa has always focused on providing the best possible products through our amazing partner network, leveraging our easy-to-use transactional systems and authentic South Africa support," explained CEO, Carey van Vlaanderen. "That is why annually we love to treat our partners to an awards event - to share our experiences, to connect and to show our gratitude." 23 Aug 2021 Read more
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