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Building a Strong Cyber-Security Framework

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Cyber-attacks are growing exponentially, so organizations must adopt a risk-based framework, including governance and a multilayer defense-in-depth approach. Identifying Valuable Assets and Potential Risks The path to better cyber-security is paved with more than a few potholes. Most importantly, BDO’s Shaghaghi points out, it’s essential to recognize that there’s simply no way to eliminate all…

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How ready are you to manage a data breach

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Last month saw the uncovering of South Africa’s largest data leak to date, which revealed that the personal data records of over 60 million individuals have been made publicly available, placing them at risk of identity theft and other cyber-related crimes. This has awakened a renewed interest in the looming enforcement of the Protection of…

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30M South Africans Affected In Major Data Breach

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South Africa has been hit by a crippling cyber nightmare. This is none other than the data breach of more than 30 million South Africans. For a long time, Africa has been sidelined when it comes to matters of technology. But this is no longer the case as the digital revolution has reached almost all…

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POPI could save your reputation

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In the current climate of businesses being investigated for their ties to certain well-known families of dubious repute, compliance with POPI could make or break these businesses’ reputations, says Claude Schuck, regional manager for Africa at Veeam. When the Protection of Personal Information Bill was first drafted, South African businesses took note and started to…

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POPI requires effective data management structures

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The Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPI) will fundamentally change how companies store, process and use personal customer data. And even though it has not yet officially been implemented, organisations have been steadily working on ensuring their compliance to avoid future penalties. But with the one year grace period soon to begin, are businesses taking…

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POPI adds new dimension to personal data protection in SA

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Whether one has totally embraced South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act or not – or truly understands the legal responsibilities it enforces on businesses and organisations – there is no denying it has altered the scope of data protection, management and governance in South Africa. POPI will become a reality and whilst South…

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Bernard Ford

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Bernard Ford

Bernard Ford has been involved in the Enterprise Resource Planning Software industry for over 20 years. Ford’s experience includes running several major ERP consultancies as well as working for some of the world’s largest ERP Vendors in Australia and Southern Africa. More recently, in 2012, he founded One Channel, an organisation specialising in post-modern ERP…

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Professor Tshepo Mongalo

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Professor Tshepo Mongalo

Tshepo Mongalo is the Associate Professor and a Head of Law Department at Monash South Africa. He was formerly the Associate Professor of Law in the School of Law at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and is the PDBA (Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration) and MBA (Master of Business Administration) Lecturer at Wits Business…

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Russell Opland

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Russell Opland

Russell Opland is an independent global privacy business expert with over 15 years of senior leadership experience in privacy and data protection in the USA and South Africa. Opland is currently a candidate for a PhD degree in the Olive Schreiner School of Law at the University of the Witwatersrand, where his thesis is entitled…

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Professor HB Klopper

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Professor HB Klopper

Associate Professor HB Klopper is the Head of the Cluster of Commerce at Monash South Africa and also responsible for all short learning programmes and company specific training at Monash South Africa. Professor Klopper holds a doctorate in Marketing from the University of Johannesburg. Professor Klopper is a committed member of the local and international…

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