Keep hol­i­day hack­ers at bay

The Star Early Edition - - METRO - AKANI CHAUKE

BUSI­NESSES and home­own­ers have been urged to se­cure their in­for­ma­tion and com­mu­ni­ca­tions tech­nol­ogy (ICT) net­works to thwart hack­ers dur­ing the fes­tive sea­son.

The ad­vice comes as hack­ing at­tempts of­ten take place over the hol­i­days when many IT ad­min­is­tra­tors are off-site.

“Just as one would lock up the house be­fore leav­ing on hol­i­day, it’s im­por­tant for busi­nesses and end users to prop­erly se­cure their home and work ICT net­works be­fore head­ing to the berg, bush or beach,” said Ri­aan van Stryp, ICTGlobe’s gen­eral man­ager.

He said strong pass­words were the best pro­tec­tion against po­ten­tial se­cu­rity breaches, as was the abil­ity to mon­i­tor net­works re­motely and in real time.

Van Stryp also pro­posed a re­li­able ICT ser­vice provider to help pre­vent hol­i­day sea­son telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions night­mares, such as re­verse billing fraud, that could eas­ily sink small busi­nesses.

ICTGlobe is a tier 1 op­er­a­tor run­ning its own in­ter­con­nect and net­work­ing fa­cil­i­ties.

| CAJ News African News Agency (ANA)

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