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Navigating the cyber resilience journey: understanding your attack surface

In today's world, technology is the backbone of every operation, making cyber resilience more critical than ever. With threats like data breaches and ransomware attacks on the rise, it's essential for businesses to strengthen their cyber defences. The first step in this journey is understanding your attack surface. In this article, we'll explore why it's crucial to identify and understand the attack surface, the risks involved, and how to effectively manage them, all while partnering with Securicom to ensure your business's safety.

Make your mark with confidence this May!

Article by Traci Maynard (Judy Security)

On May 29, 2024, our nation’s citizens will wield their power at the polls, casting their votes. This pivotal election aligns with South Africa’s commemoration of 30 years of freedom and democracy. Seize this moment to make your mark and actively shape our country’s destiny.

It is a fact that Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) hold the key to our nation’s future. According to the Small Business Institute, these enterprises play a vital role in South Africa’s economy. They contribute significantly to the country’s GDP and provide employment for millions. However, their economic significance also renders them prime targets for cybercriminals.

Cybersecurity 101: Safeguarding small and medium businesses (SMBs) in an online world

In the digital age, cybersecurity is a critical concern for businesses of all sizes. Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are no exception. This article aims to provide a comprehensive guide on how SMBs can safeguard their digital assets and thrive in an online world. As a small or medium business owner, you may think that you are not a target for cybercriminals, or that you have nothing valuable to lose. However, according to a recent study by Sage, 48% of SMBs in South Africa have experienced a cybersecurity incident in the past year, and 25% have experienced more than one. The most common incident reported was stolen laptops (28%), followed by ransomware attacks (9%).

Safeguard Your Business: protect yourself with the right business insurance

Are you a small business owner in South Africa who is struggling to stay afloat during these unprecedented times? If so, then you are not alone. A majority of small business owners around the country are facing daily challenges that come with running a business. While you are worried about the pipeline of new customers, ensuring there is adequate cashflow or that your employees are excited and want to take the business forward, you don’t need the added headache of worrying about the unforeseen events.

7 mobile cybersecurity threats to be aware of

With our smartphones becoming pocket computers and the development of the Internet of Things, it was only natural that cybercrime would move to mobile devices. Mobile devices are very susceptible to invasion as people are a bit more relaxed on their use of devices especially if it is a business and personal device. Let’s look at the seven mobile cybersecurity threats you need to be aware of.

1. Check your physical security

The looming threat: Cybersecurity and small to medium businesses in South Africa

Article written by Darren Hamburg (ICT Engineer at VNQ Systems)

South Africa has emerged as the hub for cybercrime in Africa, as indicated by a report from Interpol highlighting the escalating cyber threats. Surprisingly, South Africa now ranks third globally regarding the number of victims affected by cybercrime. This emphasizes the requirement for cybersecurity measures.

In a digitized world, the significance of cybersecurity cannot be overstated. From data breaches to large-scale cyberattacks, the threat landscape is constantly changing. Small to Medium Businesses (SMBs) in South Africa find themselves at the forefront of this battle. In this article, we will delve into the issue of cybersecurity and its impact on SMBs in South Africa. We will explore the challenges these enterprises face, the potential repercussions of cybersecurity practices, and strategies to safeguard their digital assets.

Five considerations for small and medium businesses building secure cloud solutions

Article written by by Lavanya Bandari and Deepti Venuturumilli (Amazon Web Services)

Security is often top of the mind for small and medium sized business (SMB) leaders as they plan to invest more in cloud computing. They want to be able to identify security events, protect systems and services, and maintain the confidentiality and integrity of data. SMBs are challenged with limited knowledge or information on cost to support secured cloud solutions. Security tools and techniques can play an important role in securing SMBs data because they support objectives such as preventing financial, reputational, legal loss, or complying with regulatory obligations. However, it can be challenging for SMBs early in their cloud journey to know how to prioritize and develop a strong security strategy.

How modern security systems can assist retailer

Theft does not always happen in the form of a holdup at gunpoint, as we see in the movies. In reality, it's something much more subtle than that; it can be an opportunist taking advantage of staff shortages, human error, or organised crime targeting vulnerable and unprepared businesses. 

So, how do you keep yourself, your business, and your customers safe? Many business security systems are available, and we can tailor them to meet specific requirements. 

Every business's ideal system looks different, and with so many options available, you may be wondering where to start. To guide this process, experts in security solutions can present you with the best options for your company.

Read on to learn more about how security solutions can work for you.

Santam launches digital insurance for micro township enterprises starting at R75

Santam has launched a digital insurance product for micro township enterprises, which will cost between R75 and R195 a month, providing these businesses with financial security and recovery in the event of a loss.

The product offers three cover options at different price points. The Starter solution is available at a monthly premium of R75, the Standard option costs R125 per month and the Premium solution is available at R195.

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