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Balancing Cyber Security and Internet Freedom In Africa

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Financial transactions, communication and administrative tasks are in cyberspace more often than in the real world. Most people cannot function without their social media, banking and communications apps. Yet technology advances at much faster rates than governments respond to it. Politicians themselves own cryptocurrencies and use social media to promote their views, boosting their popularity….

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Cybersecurity trends – What’s in store for South Africa in 2018

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Cybersecurity is a hot topic in South Africa and in fact, the world over – in the face of recent, highly publicised cybersecurity breaches and the emergence of Ransomware as a Service (RaaS) which makes the malware accessible to just about anyone with a little computer know. 2018 promises to be a big year for…

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Cyber incidents, business interruption worry businesses in SA

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The Allianz Risk Barometer 2018 report reveals that cyber incidents remain a top treat with 38% of responses for a third year in a row for South African businesses. Business interruption (BI) second at 34%, and changes in legislation & regulation is in third place at 29%/ #5 in 2017. These are the key findings of the seventh Allianz Risk Barometer, which…

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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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POPI regulations expected by April 2018

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Members of the Information Regulator were appointed on 1 December 2016 but the organisation is still a work in progress, according to Advocate Johannes Collen Weapond, full-time member of the Information Regulator, at a workshop earlier this year. At a media briefing on 20 September 2017 the Information Regulator chairperson, advocate Pansy Tlakula announced the…

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