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How a Career in Cybersecurity Can Secure Your Future

Nash Lewis. According to a salary and hiring report by the professional recruitment group, Michael Page, cybersecurity is one of the top in-demand technology jobs in South Africa. Cybersecurity is an issue of critical importance and companies are prioritising hiring talent with the expertise of putting safeguarding measures in place. In response to this, the Banking Sector Education and Training Authority has developed new occupational qualifications to address the growing need for formal qualifications related to cybersecurity in South Africa. Interest in cybersecurity understandably follows increased demand for advanced technology by customers, especially within the fintech sector. With more customers conducting online transactions, the risk for potential cyber-attacks has rapidly increa...

Study Finds Black & Latino People Are Still Masking Up, White Folks Not So Much

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Anchiy / Getty Though many people have resumed pre-covid activities and customs the pandemic is still very much going, and Black and Latino people are apparently living as such. According to an article in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, while White people have discarded the use of masks in their everyday lives and grinds, Black and Latino people tend to remain masked up as we continue to have higher rates of infections and hospitalizations in the population. In polls conducted it was found that the Black and Latino communities practice safety when going out in public while white folks are living like it’s every man for himself out in these streets. In the surveys, the gap is sharpest between Black and white respondents: an AP-NORC Center for Public Affa...

Study Finds Black & Latino People Are Still Masking Up, White Folks Not So Much

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Anchiy / Getty Though many people have resumed pre-covid activities and customs the pandemic is still very much going, and Black and Latino people are apparently living as such. According to an article in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, while White people have discarded the use of masks in their everyday lives and grinds, Black and Latino people tend to remain masked up as we continue to have higher rates of infections and hospitalizations in the population. In polls conducted it was found that the Black and Latino communities practice safety when going out in public while white folks are living like it’s every man for himself out in these streets. In the surveys, the gap is sharpest between Black and white respondents: an AP-NORC Center for Public Affa...

Rolling Stones Postpone Second Show Following Mick Jagger’s COVID-19 Diagnosis

The Rolling Stones will scrap another European tour date as frontman Mick Jagger recovers from COVID-19 symptoms. The Stones will postpone their scheduled concert this Friday night (June 17) at Wankdorf Stadium in the Swiss capital Bern, a statement reads. The legendary rock band is “deeply sorry for this postponement, but the safety of the audience, fellow musicians and the touring crew has to take priority,” continues the message, issued Tuesday (June 14). Jagger and Co. are expected to be fit for a return to the stage next Tuesday (June 21) when the Stones stop by San Siro Stadium in Milan, Italy, and the Switzerland date will be rescheduled at a later time. Explore See latest videos, charts and news See latest videos, charts and news pic.twitter.com/QAkS1mXjdy — The Rolling Stones...

Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band Push Back North American Tour Dates to Fall

Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band have postponed the remainder of their summer tour after two members of the band, Edgar Winter and Steve Lukather, tested positive for COVID-19. Those dates will be rescheduled for September as part of the All-Star Band’s fall North American leg. The impacted shows include stops in Easton, PA; Providence, RI; Baltimore, MD.; Lenox, MA; Pittsburgh, PA.; Philadelphia, PA; Richmond, VA; Atlanta, GA; St. Augustine, FL; Hollywood, FL; and Clearwater, FL. “We are so sorry to let the fans down,” Starr said in a statement. “It’s been wonderful to be back out on the road and we have been having such a great time playing for you all. But as we all know, Covid is still here and despite being careful these things happen. I want to thank the fans for their patience, I ...

The Great Phishing Fail

Anna Collard, SVP Content Strategy & Evangelist at KnowBe4 Africa. In 2021, phishing attacks increased by 7.3% according to the ESET Threat Report, and the Cisco 2021 Cybersecurity threat trends report revealed that around 86% of organisations had at least one person click a phishing link. This echoes the findings of recent KnowBe4 Security Awareness Research that found people keep clicking – on fake emails from HR, the business and IT. As Anna Collard, SVP Content Strategy & Evangelist at KnowBe4 Africa, points out, the majority of top email categories that people fall for are those that fit in to everyday life – invoices, purchase orders, shared files, and COVID-19 related topics. “As our quarterly report on the top-clicked phishing tests shows, the emails that catch people are t...

When It Comes to Live Shows, the COVID Battle Is Far From Over

“Everyone’s experience of this thing is unique to them, even if the crushing weight of capitalism is royally fucking all of us,” PUP’s Steve Sladkowski says, of the pressures to get out on the road amidst the unknowns of today’s COVID world. Touring in the thick of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has seen hurdle after hurdle. While artists are slowly getting back to packing their vans and hitting the road, the threat of contracting COVID is still an added weight on the minds of musicians planning tours and shows of all sizes. Laura Jane Grace just wrapped a month-long road show with Anthony Green (Circa Survive) and Tim Kasher (Cursive, The Good Life). Chatting in April, just before she was set to head out on the road, she laid out some of the hard realities of touring: “Going into it f...

Doobie Brothers Reschedule Several Concerts Due to COVID-19

The Doobie Brothers announced a series of rescheduled concert dates this weekend after members of their touring party tested positive for COVID-19. June shows in Indiana, Georgia, Florida and North Carolina were moved to July. The new dates were posted on Saturday (June 4). “We want to apologize to our fans,” the band said in a statement shared on social media. “Several members of the Doobies touring party came down with Covid and we had no choice but to reschedule the below dates. We look forward to seeing you all very soon.” Explore Explore See latest videos, charts and news See latest videos, charts and news The concerts are part of the Doobie Brothers’ North American tour celebrating their 50th anniversary. The trek features band members Tom Johnston, Pat Simmons and John McFee reunite...

COVID-19 Deaths in Africa Fall by Nearly 94% in 2022 says WHO

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Dave Navarro Shares Experience with Long COVID: “The Fatigue and Isolation Is Pretty Awful”

Dave Navarro revealed in a since-deleted Instagram post that he’s been “sick since December” due to the longterm effects of COVID-19. “So yeah, I’m one of the ones who came down with the ‘long haul covid,’” Navarro said (via Ultimate Classic Rock).. “Been sick since December and supposedly will be back to my old self in… nobody knows how long.” Long COVID refers to symptoms felt long after the initial contraction of COVID-19, including fatigue, cough and difficulty breathing, and brain fog. In his post, Navarro offered words of support for those experiencing the illness. “If there are any of you who are still suffering long after your negative results, I’m just saying you aren’t alone,” he said. “The fatigue and isolation is pretty awful but try to spend your time with the ones you love an...

Haim Postpone Cincinnati Show After COVID Outbreak in Camp

Haim is the latest act to get bitten by the COVID-19 bug on the road. After a triumphant gig at New York’s Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night (May 17), Alana, Danielle and Este Haim were slated to hit the Andrew J Brady Music Center in Cincinnati on Thursday night (May 19), but according to a statement from the venue the gig was iced due to coronavirus cases in their camp. Explore Explore See latest videos, charts and news See latest videos, charts and news “We regret to inform you that due to a recent COVID19 outbreak on the One More HAIM Tour, the HAIM concert scheduled for May 19, 2022 at The Andrew J Brady Music Center has been rescheduled to May 29, 2022,” read a statement from the venue. “All previously purchased tickets will be honored for the rescheduled date. Everyone is ...

NYC Reaches “High-Risk” Level For COVID-19 As Cases Once Again Spike

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Spencer Platt / Getty For the past few summers New Yorkers haven’t been able to enjoy the hot weather due to the pandemic continuously producing variants that caused cases to spike whenever it seemed like we had things under control. Athough we’re once again living life as if COVID was yesterday’s news, think again. Gothamist is reporting that on Tuesday (May 17) New York City’s risk level for COVID-19 was upgraded from medium to high as the rate for positive cases and COVID related hospitalizations have risen in recent weeks thanks to the Omicron variant. Though that doesn’t mean that New York will once again be going on lockdown or mandating vaccines or masks again, they are giving everyone a “strong recommendation” to wear masks whether indoor or ...