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Avoiding job scams, and finding a job you love
As the working year unfolds alongside Valentine’s season, many South Africans are seeking a different kind of love– a fulfilling career, despite persistently high unemployment figures. Just like the dating world, the task of finding the perfect match can be challenging as scammers find new and sophisticated ways of taking advantage of job seekers, says Carey van Vlaanderen, CEO of Eset Southern Africa. 9 Feb 2024 Read more

Sharenting and security concerns: Will you be posting that back-to-school photo?
Kids’ online safety, privacy and what to consider before you post. 10 Jan 2024 Read more

Fighting the digital grinch: Cybersecurity tips for kids and parents for a safe festive season
While parents and schools have measures in place to keep children safe at school, on the playground and at home, it’s important to remember cybercriminals don’t take a break during weekends and school holidays, says Carey van Vlaanderen, CEO of ESET South Africa. 8 Dec 2023 Read more

A new all-in-one offering for household digital protection
Eset, a global leader in cybersecurity, has announced the launch of its new innovative and streamlined offering for South African consumers. With more than 30 years on the market, Eset has moved to unify its broadly deployed consumer product portfolio. Specifically, Eset is introducing three brand-new customer-centric subscription tiers, providing both broad and reliable digital life protection via new features such as Virtual Private Network (VPN) and a Browser Privacy & Security extension. 27 Nov 2023 Read more

What South Africans need to know about smart devices - from cars to cots
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

ChatGPT and cybersecurity: what AI means for digital security
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

From dating to defrauding: Online romance scams surge as criminals cash in on lonely South Africans
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

Cybercriminals eye passwords and cloud vulnerabilities with a sharp rise in attacks expected in 2023
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 Threat Report T2 2022
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

Staying safe on TikTok: How to avoid being scammed or hacked
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

Eset helps secure a digitally literate future for young South Africans
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 continues to power and protect women's progress in tech
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

Protect less tech savvy elderly from online fraudsters
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

Cryptocurrency scams are on the rise in SA: How crypto cons work and how to protect yourself
"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

Eset's move to protect the future of technology
Global leader in cybersecurity is championing innovation and enabling progressive change by ensuring a safe digital future 7 Apr 2022 Read more

Teens and Instagram: Practical steps parents can take to help teens navigate Instagram safely
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

Eset Threat Report: Ransomware and password-guessing top cybersecurity threats
  • 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.
 23 Feb 2022 Read more

Safer kids online - implementing screen limits and protecting the work of future leaders
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

Will 2022 sustain the sophisticated cyberattacks developed in 2021?
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 cybercrime threats daily means no one is immune
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


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