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SA Data Breach Costs Reached Record Highs During Pandemic – IBM

IBM Security announced the results of a recent study that found that data breaches now cost South African companies $3-million (R46-million) on average – the highest cost in the 6-year history of the report. Worldwide, the average financial damages...

Top 4 Most Trending Stories – Week in Review

As this week comes to a close we take a look at the stories that resonated most with our readers. August is Women's Month in South Africa, with Women's Day being celebrated on Monday earlier this week. This month, the tech...

The Average Data Breach Costs Over $4-Million in 2021

According to data presented by Atlas VPN, the average financial damages caused by a data breach increased by nearly 10% year over year to $4.24 million in 2021. This is the highest spike since 2015. A data breach can have...

5 Trends to Consider When Developing a Cybersecurity Awareness Training Program

Among the wide range of reasons that cause cybersecurity incidents, inappropriate use of IT resources by employees remains a challenge for businesses. In 2019, half (52% enterprise, 50% SMBs) of companies faced a data breach because of this, as revealed...

7 Steps to Deal with a Data Breach

As data breaches continue to make their way into the public news cycle, individuals and organizations alike are looking for ways to protect their financial and personal information. When it comes to this type of threat, two things are...

INTERVIEW: Are humans the last line of defence when it comes to cybersecurity?

Cybercriminals know that it is far easier to access systems by 'hacking-the-human' than it is to go through technology. According to security software company Trend Micro, a staggering 91% of successful breaches started with attacks that were focused on...

61 percent of consumers say social media sites pose greatest risk for exposing data

A majority of consumers are willing to walk away from businesses entirely if they suffer a data breach, with retailers most at risk, according to the research from Gemalto. Surveying 10,500 consumers globally, Gemalto found that, across all ages, 93%...

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

Gemalto, a digital security company, released the latest findings of the Breach Level Index, a global database of public data breaches, revealing 945 data breaches led to 4.5 billion data records being compromised worldwide in the first half of 2018....

How to stay ahead of data breaches in a Hyper-Available world

Security breaches are an ongoing threat in the digital landscape. The impact they pose on a data-driven business can be catastrophic. Being able to access sensitive personal or corporate data, compromise it, and take parts of your business offline...

Companies at risk of unauthorised access to critical data

Recent local cyberattacks are a forewarning of things to come and it clearly shows the vulnerabilities of South African companies. Although in recent attacks customers have not necessarily suffered any financial losses, this could quickly change with personal and...
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Innovative AI Partnership Transforms Healthcare Technology

BroadReach Group and BAO Systems- a US-based health IT organization, have signed a collaboration agreement that will expand how...
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