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Posts Tagged ‘data protection’

  • Data protection and business continuity to stay out of the dark

    March 21, 2019 • Features, Southern AfricaComments (0)

    Load-shedding has become synonymous with day to day life in South Africa. But while it’s easy enough for a residence or small business to work around a blackout, larger enterprises face far greater – and pricier – consequences when they...

  • NCC to introduce plans to curb cybercrime in Nigeria

    NCC plans to curb cybercrime in Nigeria

    February 4, 2019 • Security, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on NCC plans to curb cybercrime in Nigeria

    The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has announced plans to introduce a code of practice for internet service providers (ISPs) in a bid to curb cyber-crimes in Nigeria. The new code will help to secure the country’s cyberspace against imminent...

  • Almost half of companies still can’t detect IoT device breaches

    Almost half of companies still can’t detect IoT device breaches

    January 15, 2019 • Internet of Things, SecurityComments Off on Almost half of companies still can’t detect IoT device breaches

    With the number of connected devices set to top 20 billion by 2023, businesses must act quickly to ensure their IoT breach detection is as effective as possible. Surveying 950 IT and business decision makers globally, Gemalto found that companies are calling...

  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise

    Today’s business needs intelligent data storage

    December 28, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on Today’s business needs intelligent data storage

    The world is driven by data. It’s an instant world, where customers can make or break a business and the insights derived from data is the only thing that gives companies any indication of how to satisfy their markets. Data can deliver insights into...

  • 5 ways to prevent data downtime as employees go on holiday

    5 ways to prevent data downtime as employees go on holiday

    December 21, 2018 • Enterprise ITComments Off on 5 ways to prevent data downtime as employees go on holiday

    Veeam shares its top tips to help small businesses stay ‘always-on’ during the summer. For a business owner with a small IT team, the next few weeks are a trying time of year with your workforce reduced as they take their summer holidays. With...

  • Cybersecurity predictions for 2019 according to Panda Security Annual Report

    Cybersecurity predictions for 2019 according to Panda Security Annual Report

    December 18, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Cybersecurity predictions for 2019 according to Panda Security Annual Report

    If 2017 was the year of ransomware then 2018 has been the year of the hack. The increasingly sophisticated threats coupled with the implementation of data protection regulations made this 2018 a challenging year in cybersecurity. The introduction of the...

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

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

    December 6, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off 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% are...

  • Getting to grips with ‘Silent Cyber’

    December 4, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Getting to grips with ‘Silent Cyber’

    As cyber risk becomes more ubiquitous, costing the globe up to R8.6 trillion a year – attacks such as NotPetya and WannaCry remind us that digital world risks are moving into the physical world with crippling business interruption, legal fees and massive...

  • Improving investor appeal with financials in the cloud

    Improving investor appeal with financials in the cloud

    October 11, 2018 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on Improving investor appeal with financials in the cloud

    While there has been an increase in appetite toward investment across the African continent, lessons learnt from experience – including the global financial crisis – means that funders are taking a more cautious approach in deciding who they...

  • Brian Kalule, partner, Bowmans Uganda

    Fintech flourishes in Uganda as regulation remains hands-off for now

    September 28, 2018 • East AfricaComments Off on Fintech flourishes in Uganda as regulation remains hands-off for now

    Financial technology is flourishing in Uganda, thanks partly to the enormous popularity of mobile money and payment systems and partly to the hands-off approach of the country’s regulators. Although regulation does exist, it applies only to certain...

  • Protecting your firm amidst the first GDPR summons being issued

    Why is data protection so important?

    September 26, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on Why is data protection so important?

    A lot has been said and written about the GDPR from a multitude of perspectives: analysis of its many articles, projections into the potential impact of the regulation and more than a fair share of dire predictions and claims about how an organization’s...

  • US unveils first step toward new online privacy rules

    African organisations processing EU personal data should have data security breach checklist in place

    September 18, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on African organisations processing EU personal data should have data security breach checklist in place

    Organisations in Africa that are processing the personal information of data subjects from within the European Union (EU) should already have effective General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance procedures in place, including Data Breach Security...

  • Ignoring endpoint data puts your business at risk

    Don’t let security concerns keep you out of the cloud

    September 10, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Don’t let security concerns keep you out of the cloud

    Cloud computing is gaining traction and, with major cloud players establishing – or committing to – a local presence, it’s only a matter of time before every business has some, if not all, applications running in the cloud. For many organisations,...

  • Can Security Keep pace with the rise of the machines?

    September 6, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on Can Security Keep pace with the rise of the machines?

    Machines are increasingly taking over tasks traditionally conducted by humans, often working independently to improve business productivity. But if we want our security measures to keep pace, as more and more machines come into existence, we need to be able...

  • Gemalto boosts Cloud Security with a scalable Virtual Key Management solution

    Businesses collect more data than they can handle, reveals Gemalto

    July 10, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Businesses collect more data than they can handle, reveals Gemalto

    With pressure to ensure consumer data is protected mounting, Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, today released the results of a global study which reveals that two in three companies (65%) are unable to analyze all the data they collect and only...

  • What GDPR means for African organisations

    What GDPR means for African organisations

    June 23, 2018 • Features, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on What GDPR means for African organisations

    The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) officially came into effect on 25 May 2018 and this policy affects every organisation regardless of size or structure. GDPR extends well beyond the borders of the EU, also preventing European organisations...