Microsoft Patches Gif Vulnerability in Teams

Microsoft Patches Gif Vulnerability in Teams Microsoft is incredibly proud of its Teams application and the adoption it has seen during the past few weeks. The communication tool has become a cornerstone of Office and the company continues to invest heavily in its long-term success. So when a vulnerability is discovered, the company was quick to…

Top 10 ways to secure Office 365 and Microsoft 365 Business plans

If you are a small or medium-size organization using one of Microsoft’s business plans and your type of organization is targeted by cyber criminals and hackers, use the guidance in this article to increase the security of your organization. This guidance helps your organization achieve the goals described in the Harvard Kennedy School Cybersecurity Campaign Handbook….

Microsoft Teams is it secure?

With the recent explosion of Video conferencing usage due to the Covid-19 outbreak causing the sudden increase in remote workers.  Video conferencing has become a hot topic, almost as hot as the discovery of some very serious security flaws in one of the more popular video conferencing systems Zoom. Zoom’s founder has acknowledged the serious…

Security Best Practices While Working From Home

While COVID-19 continues to aggressively spread across the globe, many employees worldwide are facing the realities of working remotely for the first time. Simultaneously, there is increasing evidence to show that malicious actors are using concerns of the virus to prey on those same individuals. Given this, it is more important than ever before that employees understand…

5 Common Phishing Techniques

Most email security filters are highly effective at ensuring that spam messages never make it to the inbox. However, they’re far less effective at blocking phishing, which has proven to be a more difficult issue to solve. Today’s phishing techniques are highly sophisticated, they’re bypassing email security filters, and they’re targeting your clients and employees….

Zoom security bug lets attackers steal Windows passwords

Zoom, the video conferencing software that’s skyrocketed in popularity as much of the globe sits at home due to the coronavirus outbreak, is quickly turning into a privacy and security nightmare. BleepingComputer reports about a newly found vulnerability in Zoom that allows an attacker to steal Windows login credentials from other users. The problem lies…

South Africa’s new data privacy laws – Update

Update: The South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) was meant to come into effect from 1 April 2020. This date has been pushed back due to the impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, and no new date has been set as yet.   The Act concerns the processing of personal information by companies…

Massive increase in South African network attacks

The sudden increase in the number of people working remotely has some security knock on effects. Kaspersky statistics show that a major spike in network attacks took place in South Africa last week. According to these statistics, affected devices increased from 20,000-30,000 to about 310,000 in the period spanning from 15 – 21 March. “The…