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Posts Tagged ‘Popi act’

  • Safeguarding your data in an online world

    November 14, 2019 • Online & Social, SecurityComments (0)

    In a world ruled by data, it is frightening to think how few people take protecting their information seriously. While it has become easy to share everything from your email address and mobile number to more sensitive things such as your ID number and other...

  • How to drive down storage costs even when data volumes are exploding

    November 8, 2019 • Features, General, PeopleComments (0)

    As data volumes continue to increase exponentially the value of data is more critical to business than ever before. Yet IT budgets are constantly being squeezed and since enterprise storage makes up a significant proportion of IT costs, it is often one of the...

  • South Africa: A Hacker’s Paradise?

    October 24, 2019 • Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on South Africa: A Hacker’s Paradise?

    Cybersecurity is a concern all across the globe and is especially prevalent in South Africa, where hackers focus much of their malicious efforts. This is true both at an enterprise level, with online businesses being targeted, as well as at a personal level...

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

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

    February 14, 2019 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on 34 percent of South African organisations are ready to comply with POPI Act

    Sophos, a network and endpoint security company, has revealed the findings of a new study that was commissioned to determine the state of POPI compliance within South African organisations. The POPI Act (Protection of Personal Information) promotes the...

  • 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...

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

    Blancco simplifies PoPI compliance

    October 26, 2018 • General, SecurityComments Off on Blancco simplifies PoPI compliance

    According to legislation, businesses are required to manage the complete destruction of all data when IT assets reach end-of-life. Blancco has now introduced Erasure-as-a-Service, a certifiable secure data erasure solution that is PoPI compliant. Blancco...

  • 5 reasons to sponsor DTC 2018

    GDPR compliance on the African continent

    June 22, 2018 • Events, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on GDPR compliance on the African continent

    After the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on the 25th of May this year, data management all across Europe changed dramatically. The law was designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU...

  • Australian and African Tech startups forge Blockchain-Powered partnerships

    Decrypting blockchain and cryptocurrencies

    April 29, 2018 • Finance, Southern AfricaComments Off on Decrypting blockchain and cryptocurrencies

    Cryptocurrencies are dominating the media. This one has collapsed, that one is on the rise, and a new one is around the corner. Their flavour isn’t quite as piquant today as it was yesterday thanks to fraud, an upsurge in Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) and...

  • Nick Wonfor, Enterprise Account Manager at Commvault South Africa

    Is there more to PoPI compliance than just backup and recovery?

    April 4, 2018 • GeneralComments Off on Is there more to PoPI compliance than just backup and recovery?

    Never before have South African businesses been more aware of the need to properly protect and store their data, under the looming enforcement of the Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act. Organisations are striving to establish effective backup,...

  • Data: The business risk of the future

    True digital enlightenment lies in data

    December 27, 2017 • FeaturesComments Off on True digital enlightenment lies in data

    The start of a year inevitably brings discussions around upcoming trends – with people debating what businesses should be taking on board to remain relevant. This is especially true within the technology space, as businesses continue to move towards...

  • Digitally-driven education is vital to South Africa's future

    PoPI pressure mounts as deadline looms closer

    December 15, 2017 • General, Southern AfricaComments Off on PoPI pressure mounts as deadline looms closer

    Once the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (PoPI Act) is made effective, companies will have a year’s grace period to become compliant with the Act. In the meantime, agreements between corporate clients and their suppliers are already being...

  • Data curation is the answer to business success

    How ready are you to manage a data breach?

    December 5, 2017 • 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....

  • South Africa: Biometrics firm aims to curb identity theft

    September 22, 2017 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Biometrics firm aims to curb identity theft

    Ideco, a South African biometrics company, has unveiled its identity assurance ecosystem – which according to the company – aims to deliver fraud-proof trusted identity authentication, confirmed with a digital certificate of authenticity in...

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

    PoPI will enable better information management

    August 17, 2017 • FeaturesComments Off on PoPI will enable better information management

    The Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act is a fast encroaching reality for South Africa and many organisations are now facing the mammoth task of ensuring they comply with this regulation. PoPI essentially regulates how organisations store their...

  • The impact of cloud backups on data

    October 3, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on The impact of cloud backups on data

    In the connected society, cloud adoption is increasing at a phenomenal rate. Linked to this growth is the fact that cloud backup has been absorbed into the disaster recovery plans of many organisations. But even though much has been written about its...

  • PCI DSS may simplify PoPI compliance

    Is PoPI Your Friend or Foe?

    March 16, 2016 • Top StoriesComments Off on Is PoPI Your Friend or Foe?

    Is the Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act just another piece of legislation trumped up by politicians or is it just good business practice that has been neglected over the years? Gone are the days when companies can be lackadaisical in their...