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Posts Tagged ‘data protection’

  • 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...

  • 10 Things HR professionals need to do before the GDPR comes into force

    10 Things HR professionals need to do before the GDPR comes into force

    May 23, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on 10 Things HR professionals need to do before the GDPR comes into force

    There are only 3 days until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force, which will govern the levels of protection and privacy for all individuals. It represents one of the biggest shakeups as to how personal data should be handled. As...

  • Unpacking Bitcoin security

    The EU General Data Protection Regulation: tick box exercise or catalyst for change?

    May 15, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on The EU General Data Protection Regulation: tick box exercise or catalyst for change?

    What makes your business tick? Changes to sales volumes, the latest gadgets, or the information customers exchange with you? Well, brace yourself: the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will help to enforce some big commercial reprioritisations....

  • Protecting Privacy and Personal Data in Africa

    Protecting Privacy and Personal Data in Africa

    May 10, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Protecting Privacy and Personal Data in Africa

    At the Africa Internet Summit in Dakar, Senegal, the Internet Society and the African Union Commission unveiled a new set of Guidelines that highlight how privacy protection and the responsible use of personal data are critical factors in building greater...

  • Protecting your firm amidst the first GDPR summons being issued

    6 steps African businesses can take towards compliance with EU data privacy laws

    May 7, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on 6 steps African businesses can take towards compliance with EU data privacy laws

    The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018. African businesses that collect, process or store personal data about European citizens and residents will need to comply. That’s the case even if they don’t...

  • Business leaders be warned, poor information management can and may be used against you.

    Businesses in Africa prepare for EU General Data Protection Regulation

    April 18, 2018 • Southern AfricaComments Off on Businesses in Africa prepare for EU General Data Protection Regulation

    Businesses in Africa that process customer data from the European Union (EU) must ensure they are fully compliant with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), set to become effective in May 2018. The GDPR is set to be the biggest change in EU data...

  • African companies need to get ready for the GDPR

    African companies need to get ready for the GDPR

    April 5, 2018 • GeneralComments Off on African companies need to get ready for the GDPR

    A new data privacy and protection framework called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect across the European Union on 25 May this year – and it will change the game for African businesses, too. If your business based in Africa...

  • A comprehensive security strategy needs to reflect the interdependence of physical and virtual security

    Don’t be left a fool this World Backup Day

    March 29, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Don’t be left a fool this World Backup Day

    On Saturday, March 31st, 2018 is World Backup Day – a celebration and awareness day for one of the most critical IT strategies that modern organisations must implement. With growing data sets, complex environments, data protection laws that can be...

  • South Africa sees shortage of cybersecurity skills

    Encryption – The good and the bad

    February 20, 2018 • Southern AfricaComments Off on Encryption – The good and the bad

    Encryption exists to protect data from unauthorised access by translating it into a format that is unreadable without a decryption or secret key. However, the very method used to keep data safe is also being used to compromise it. The likes of Ransomware is...

  • 34 percent of South African organisations are ready to comply with POPI Act

    As data protection laws strengthen open-source software governance becomes critical

    February 7, 2018 • Online & Social, SecurityComments Off on As data protection laws strengthen open-source software governance becomes critical

    As new local and international data protection laws come into force, organisations running high-velocity software development practices must tighten up their governance and risk-management policies, or run the risk of facing severe legal penalties. The...

  • Namibia should follow Europe's lead in protecting clients data.

    Namibia should follow Europe’s lead in protecting clients data

    January 31, 2018 • Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on Namibia should follow Europe’s lead in protecting clients data

    This year in Europe a major new regulation will come into force to safeguard customers and clients’ data. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes law across the European Union as of 25th May, 2018. Which lets us in Namibia breathe a sigh of...

  • Ransomware is here to stay - can your data say the same?

    How your organisation can achieve “up-to-date” data protection

    November 6, 2017 • GeneralComments Off on How your organisation can achieve “up-to-date” data protection

    Data is an organisation’s most critical, strategic and competitive asset. In order for businesses to remain successful, in it imperative that they protect their data. However, thanks to the proliferation of data-generating devices and technologies such as...

  • South African companies should view data governance regulations as an opportunity

    South African companies should view data governance regulations as an opportunity

    September 22, 2017 • General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South African companies should view data governance regulations as an opportunity

    When Tim Berners-Lee declared data to be the “new raw material of the 21st century” back in 2011, he was perfectly describing the direction many economies were heading in – from industry to insights and intelligence. But in the six years since, data...

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

    Top 7 ways to ensure a data breach does not happen to you

    September 12, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Top 7 ways to ensure a data breach does not happen to you

    143 million… The number of US consumers potentially affected by the recently announced credit services data breach is staggering. It’s nearly half the US population. And as a credit reporting service, this data includes names, addresses, financial...

  • A comprehensive security strategy needs to reflect the interdependence of physical and virtual security

    BankservAfrica transforms backup environment

    September 11, 2017 • Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on BankservAfrica transforms backup environment

    Following its investment in new data centres and disaster recovery strategies, BankservAfrica, Africa’s automated clearing house and payment system operator, has contracted Veeam Software to modernise its backup and data protection systems. Processing...