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Posts Tagged ‘GDPR’

  • What do the new EU data protection rules mean for African businesses?

    What do the new EU data protection rules mean for African businesses?

    April 12, 2019 • SecurityComments Off on What do the new EU data protection rules mean for African businesses?

    In 2016, the European Union passed new legislation with regard to the processing of personal data, which came into force in May 2018. The new rules would replace provisions that dated back to the 1990s and were rendered largely obsolete by rapid technological...

  • Why the Bluekeep vulnerability is a big deal

    ESET announces smartphone-based 2FA solution

    April 3, 2019 • Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on ESET announces smartphone-based 2FA solution

    Global cybersecurity company, ESET, has announced that it has made its smartphone-based 2FA solution, ESET Secure Authentication (ESA), available via its 4000+ strong MSP Partner’s Program ESA can be leveraged within ESET’s proven daily billing...

  • Ignoring endpoint data puts your business at risk

    Ignoring endpoint data puts your business at risk

    January 22, 2019 • Enterprise IT, FeaturesComments Off on Ignoring endpoint data puts your business at risk

    Most organisations today have a reasonable idea of how to protect data in their data centre. However, a business can often forget – or ignore – the data that resides outside of its data centre, on endpoint devices such as laptops and smartphones....

  • Most businesses struggle with implementing adequate data protection-Study

    Preparing for the inevitable – what 2018 taught businesses about data protection

    January 22, 2019 • SecurityComments Off on Preparing for the inevitable – what 2018 taught businesses about data protection

    Around this time last year, commentators across the industry predicted that 2018 was going to be the ‘year of data protection’, and it was. Even halfway through the year, we had seen a number of high profile data breaches and the public’s...

  • The customer’s journey to the cloud

    January 14, 2019 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on The customer’s journey to the cloud

    Migrating to the cloud is no longer the complex process it once was. Thanks to the evolution of technology, moving from an on-premise environment can be done much more efficiently than before. Even attitudes towards this strategic shift have changed. Going...

  • 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...

  • Frogfoot rolls out free fibre to schools

    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...

  • Protecting your firm amidst the first GDPR summons being issued

    Protecting your firm amidst the first GDPR summons being issued

    November 27, 2018 • Security, SponsoredComments Off on Protecting your firm amidst the first GDPR summons being issued

    As the first GDPR summons is issued, how will you protect your firm from a similar fate? Four months after the European Union’s ground-breaking General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force, the first-ever formal GDPR notice has been served. The...

  • The changing world of data protection

    Discussing the General Data Protection Regulation in Africa

    November 26, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on Discussing the General Data Protection Regulation in Africa

    In May this year, the European Commission’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect. The GDPR is a new data privacy and protection framework aimed at improving Europe’s data privacy laws, and which could be described as a...

  • The changing world of data protection

    The changing world of data protection

    November 21, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on The changing world of data protection

    Businesses have never before been so accountable for the use, storing and handling of data. As highlighted by the Cambridge Analytica data misuse scandal, there is an intense focus currently on data privacy, data security and the responsibility of protecting...

  • Will the PoPI Act and GDPR see your storage costs triple?

    Will the PoPI Act and GDPR see your storage costs triple?

    November 19, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Will the PoPI Act and GDPR see your storage costs triple?

    Data privacy and security is a major focus for businesses, particularly with the imminent rollout of the Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act in South Africa (SA) and the recent implementation of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the...

  • Facebook’s growing momentum in Africa (Infographic)

    Facebook launches independent body for content policy

    November 17, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Facebook launches independent body for content policy

    Over the past couple of months, social networking service Facebook has come under scrutiny over data privacy and security measures. At a recent media briefing held on Thursday, 15 November, Facebook reported that it has ramped up its ability to quickly detect...

  • Startup Grind CEO and founder of Africa Trust Academy

    GDPR: Data privacy and the increasing cost of security

    November 17, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on GDPR: Data privacy and the increasing cost of security

    Take, for example, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into effect on May 25, 2018. Its aim is to protect European citizens’ personal information by simplifying the regulatory environment and bringing...

  • GDPR

    Using GDPR and PoPI as strategies for success in a digital landscape

    November 13, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on Using GDPR and PoPI as strategies for success in a digital landscape

    In the Digital Era, compliance to ever-tightening regulations around the protection of business and customer data is viewed by many organisations as an added expense, or a waste of time and resources. Until, that is, they fall victim to a data breach or loss...

  • IT Spending in EMEA to total $973 Billion in 2019 – Gartner

    November 9, 2018 • FinanceComments Off on IT Spending in EMEA to total $973 Billion in 2019 – Gartner

    IT spending in EMEA is projected to total $973 billion in 2019, an increase of 2 per cent from the estimated spending of $954 billion in 2018, according to the latest forecast by Gartner, Inc. “2018 is not a good year for IT spending in EMEA,”...

  • British Airways highlights need for GDPR compliance

    British Airways highlights need for GDPR compliance

    November 5, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on British Airways highlights need for GDPR compliance

    Earlier this year, Liberty Life became one of the first global firms to suffer a major breach under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – forcing its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) onto television to limit the reputational damage. However, more...