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  • Here's everything you should include in your data breach response plan

    Here’s everything you should include in your data breach response plan

    November 8, 2018 • Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

    Even with all the defences in the world at its disposal, no organisation can guarantee that it won’t fall victim to a data breach. With new threats emerging all the time, it’s simply not possible to say you are 100% safe. It’s therefore...

  • Was your personal data compromised in the Facebook hack?

    Was your personal data compromised in the Facebook hack?

    October 15, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Was your personal data compromised in the Facebook hack?

    Two weeks ago there was a massive hack on Facebook user data where as many as 50 million users may have been impacted. Facebook’s engineering team discovered a security issue where attackers exploited a vulnerability in Facebook’s code regarding the...

  • Mimecast kicks off global cybersecurity awareness training initiative

    New report reveals an 80 percent increase in impersonation attacks

    August 28, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on New report reveals an 80 percent increase in impersonation attacks

    Mimecast, an email and data security company, has announced the availability of its latest quarterly Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA), an aggregated report of tests that measure the efficacy of widely used email security systems. A Mimecast ESRA helps...

  • Human error, the main cause of data breaches

    Human error, the main cause of data breaches

    August 23, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Human error, the main cause of data breaches

    With news headlines regularly announcing a new data breach, one wonders whether hackers are becoming more skilled and bolder, or whether organisations are not taking the security of the information they process seriously. Unfortunately, what businesses may...

  • Study: Hidden costs of data breaches increase expenses for businesses

    Study: Hidden costs of data breaches increase expenses for businesses

    July 12, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Study: Hidden costs of data breaches increase expenses for businesses

    IBM Security has announced the results of a global study examining the full financial impact of a data breach on a company’s bottom line. Overall, the study found that hidden costs in data breaches – such as lost business, negative impact on...

  • Addressing your data breach risk

    Addressing your data breach risk

    July 4, 2018 • Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Addressing your data breach risk

    In the wake of recent data breach incidents, it is imperative that businesses give the provisions of the Protection of Personal Information Act, No 4 of 2013 (Act) their full attention, even though the substantive provisions of the Act are not yet in force....

  • Study: Hidden costs of data breaches increase expenses for businesses

    Data Breaches vs. Ransomware: What’s the Difference?

    June 23, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Data Breaches vs. Ransomware: What’s the Difference?

    It is clear that South African organisations are at risk from the same cyber-attacks that affect major global economies. The cyber threat landscape is constantly evolving in order to get around existing defence mechanisms. Cybercriminals are now using hacking...

  • Cyber-crime attacks among smaller and medium-sized companies are on the increase

    South Africa: Hackers attack Liberty Holdings

    June 18, 2018 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Hackers attack Liberty Holdings

    South African insurer, Liberty, announced that they were a victim of a cyber attack. The insurer revealed that the attackers infiltrated their information technology systems, extracted data from the firm and demanded payment. The insurer said that none of...

  • How AI, machine learning boost cyber security

    The ‘cyber’ opportunity for insurance brokers

    January 19, 2018 • Online & Social, Opinion, Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on The ‘cyber’ opportunity for insurance brokers

    Insurance brokers hoping to differentiate themselves in the marketplace should look to cyber security as a great opportunity. The global annual spend on cyber insurance has skyrocketed over the last few years. The vast majority of spending is happening in the...

  • How AI, machine learning boost cyber security

    Why it’s important to have cyber insurance

    December 13, 2017 • Opinion, SecurityComments Off on Why it’s important to have cyber insurance

    Global transportation technology company Uber Technologies has admitted it suffered a breach that saw hackers stealing the personal information of approximately 57 million customers and drivers. So how did it happen? It was reported that two hackers gained...

  • Data curation is the answer to business success

    How ready are you to manage a data breach?

    December 5, 2017 • Opinion, Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on How ready are you to manage a data breach?

    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....

  • Gemalto: Consumers will not forgive a data breach

    Gemalto: Consumers will not forgive a data breach

    November 30, 2017 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Gemalto: Consumers will not forgive a data breach

    On Tuesday 28 November 2017, digital security company, Gemalto, released the results of a survey it conducted on more than 10,000 consumers worldwide. The results revealed that a majority (70%) of consumers would stop doing business with a company if it...

  • Data breaches compromised 4.5 billion records in first half of 2018 says Gemalto

    70 percent of customers take data security seriously

    November 28, 2017 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on 70 percent of customers take data security seriously

    70 percent of consumers would stop doing business with a company if it experienced a data breach, according to a survey of more than 10,000 consumers worldwide conducted on behalf of Gemalto, a digital security company. In addition, seven in ten consumers (69...

  • Uber introduces rider call back line in South Africa

    Uber reveals massive data breach

    November 22, 2017 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Uber reveals massive data breach

    Taxi-hailing company, Uber, has revealed that they concealed a hack that affected 57 million customers and drivers. The breach occurred in October 2016 and Uber paid hackers $100,000 to delete the data. The hackers found 57 million names, email addresses and...

  • Data breaches compromised 4.5 billion records in first half of 2018 says Gemalto

    Essential tips for preventing data breaches in 2018

    November 22, 2017 • Opinion, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Essential tips for preventing data breaches in 2018

    Hacking, data breaches: what’s the point in owning a luxury yacht if it leaks? That’s what many businesses are like, seeking state-of-the-art upgrades and slick interfaces but neglecting to secure business and customer data. 2017 has highlighted that many...

  • South Africa: TransUnion launches identity theft solution

    Beware of commercial identity theft

    November 17, 2017 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Beware of commercial identity theft

    The recent data breach where a wide range of sensitive information was revealed to be available on millions of South African consumers should be a wake-up call to businesses. This is according to Frank Knight, CEO of credit management company Debtsource, who...