Cyber-security: set a thief to catch a thief

Monday, 18 August 2003, 7:49 AM EST

The recent much-hyped internet hacks and "worm" virus that have hit banks in South Africa may have shocked most people but came as no surprise to a Cape Town teenager.

Justin Stanford, a computer whizz who specialises in information security, said internet banking safeguards were not hack-proof while companies had been warned for weeks to plug holes to keep out the worm which has infested Microsoft Windows operating systems.

As a former hacker who now uses his skills to assist companies to secure sensitive information, Stanford is well aware of just how much hacking takes place every day.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

The big picture of protecting and securing Big Data

Today almost every company is dealing with big data in one way or another – including customer data, tracking data, and behavioral marketing information – connecting every aspect of our lives. While this is a cutting edge use of technology, data monitoring can become dangerous when placed in the wrong hands.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Fri, Aug 28th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2015 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //