Archive For The “Events” Category

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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Getting ‘regulator ready’ for POPIA

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The commencement date of the Protection of Personal information Act 4 (POPIA) of 2013 is expected to be announced during the course of 2017, following which organisations will have 12 months to become POPI compliant or “regulator ready”. Samantha Buchler, manager for governance, risk and regulatory: risk advisory Africa at Deloitte, takes a look at…

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Managing personally identifiable information

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Whether you’re a business or a consumer, you are impacted by the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA). Europe has even more stringent legislation in the form of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which becomes enforceable in May 2018. However, unless they’re doing business outside of South Africa’s borders, local businesses need to address…

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Compliance with the Protection of Personal Information Act: are you ready?

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The Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (or “POPI” as it has colloquially become known) promotes the protection of personal information by requiring that public and private bodies comply with certain standards when collecting, processing, storing and sharing personal information. While POPI has yet to come into effect, there have been some developments moving it…

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