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Security Summit 2014 News Archive


A new Check Point report reveals a near-400% increase in crypto-mining malware attacks on Apple iPhones..
The overarching theme for enterprise security experts at Security Summit 2014 was one of evolution – away from point products and towards more effective security policies and practices. Whether the adversary is a well-funded intelligence agency, a criminal gang, or an insider, the focus was firmly on helping security execs to improve their ability to detect and mitigate threats as effectively as possible.

Greg Sinclair: Java exposed

29 May 2014 Security
By Regina Pazvakavambwa

So said Greg Sinclair, associate practice leader for IBM SA, who was presenting at the ITWeb Security Summit 2014 yesterday..

Mark Campbell: DDoS attacks go mainstream

29 May 2014 Security
By Lwavela Jongilanga

This is according to Mark Campbell, consulting engineer, Arbor Networks, who was presenting at the ITWeb Security Summit 2014 in Sandton yesterday..
Bonnie Tubbs reporting from ITWeb Security Summit 2014..
Bonnie Tubbs reporting from ITWeb Security Summit 2014..
That was the word from Professor Basie von Solms, director for the Centre for Cyber Security at the University of Johannesburg (UJ); and Dr Petrus Duvenage, research associate at the Centre for Cyber Security at UJ. The two presented jointly at the ITWeb Security Summit 2014 in Sandton yesterday.
This was a view shared by divisional head (GM) for financial systems and processes, State Information Technology Agency, Mai Moodley. Addressing delegates at the ITWeb Security Summit 2014, Moodley noted that organisations fail to understand environment and organisational challenges that are unique to their business.
Sharing his insights at on the state of cyber security in SA at the ITWeb Security Summit 2014, Pieterse stated that there is a need for cyber crime investigators to address cyber-related investigations and be exposed to testimony in the criminal courts..
So said Jason Jordaan, head of forensic laboratory at the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) in SA, who was delivering a keynote at the ITWeb Security Summit 2014 this morning..
Many firms do not believe they need a CSIRT, because they have business continuity, risk management, an incident manager or security operations centres, which fill the same function, says Michelini. He was addressing delegates at ITWeb's Security Summit 2014 yesterday.
Corruption is so prevalent in countries like South Africa that criminals can easily access networks with no hacking tools needed, delegates heard at day two of the ITWeb IT Security Summit 2014..
However, there are deeper, less obvious lessons, says Haroon Meer, founder of Thinkst, speaking at the ITWeb Security Summit 2014 in Sandton this morning..
Henein was speaking at the ITWeb Security Summit 2014 yesterday, delivering a presentation titled "Excuse me…your phone is leaking"..
So says Charlie Miller, security engineer at Twitter, speaking at the ITWeb Security Summit 2014 in Sandton this morning. "Seven years ago I was optimistic I could make a difference.
That was the word from Kevin Kennedy, Juniper Networks' senior director for security and product management, who was presenting at the ITWeb Security Summit 2014 yesterday..

Multiple versions of the truth

27 May 2014 Security
By Tracy Burrows

With no security system impenetrable and the definitions of ‘good guys' and ‘bad guys' blurred, IT security professionals face a daunting task in securing data, delegates heard at the opening of the ninth annual ITWeb Security Summit 2014 in Sandton today..
This is according to Jacob Appelbaum, independent computer security researcher, hacker and core member of the Tor project, speaking during his keynote at the ITWeb Security Summit 2014..
So said Christopher Soghoian, principal technologist and policy analyst with the American Civil Liberties Union, at the ITWeb Security Summit 2014 this morning..
Beijing accuses the US of large-scale computer attacks against the Chinese government and Chinese companies..

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