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  • How your business can avoid legal irregulates associated with POPI

    How your business can avoid legal irregularities associated with POPI

    January 23, 2019 • Enterprise IT, FeaturesComments Off on How your business can avoid legal irregularities associated with POPI

    It’s only a matter of time before the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) becomes the next compliance issue for local businesses. Major data breaches are now a part of daily news and there’s little doubt this will place a spotlight on...

  • 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...

  • Data governance is not just about compliance; it’s good business

    January 9, 2019 • FeaturesComments Off on Data governance is not just about compliance; it’s good business

    An effective data governance strategy is essential for business’ due to the increasing importance of data and imposition of various data regulations. This strategy ensures that the right policies, processes, technology and people are in place to effectively...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • No one is to be trusted when it comes to online data

    Don’t make your data compliance pop – make it POPIA

    October 16, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on Don’t make your data compliance pop – make it POPIA

    Right now, data compliance is top of mind for practically every South African business, and for good reason. The European Union’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) came into force earlier this year, and by this time next year, our own POPIA...

  • Don’t forget about physical security in the digital age of banking

    CCTV and PoPI – What’s the big deal?

    October 9, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on CCTV and PoPI – What’s the big deal?

    The Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act can only come into play once the Information Regulator that the Act envisions as its enforcer is fully operational. This could be anywhere between now and the 1st December 2018, which is fairly soon if all...

  • Falcongaze SecureTower 6.2 Get POPI compliance through protecting and monitoring all your assets

    SecureTower 6.2 is now available for South Africa

    September 22, 2018 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on SecureTower 6.2 is now available for South Africa

    The new version of SecureTower 6.2 is now available for South Africa and across Sub-Sahara Africa. It is offered by Falcongaze through distribution partner Bitrate who has provided ICT solutions through a partner network of hundreds of companies in the Sub...

  • 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...

  • What are the top three targeted industries for cybercrime?

    The shift of risk – how cybersecurity is impacting GRC

    September 13, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on The shift of risk – how cybersecurity is impacting GRC

    Almost a third of South African businesses surveyed for PWC’s Global Economic Crime and Fraud Survey 2018 were affected by cybercrime over the past two years, ranking South Africa second for cybercrime, globally. On top of that, more than a quarter of...

  • Hosting company warns against domain hijacking

    Four tips on how to become PoPI compliant

    August 22, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Four tips on how to become PoPI compliant

    The Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act will alter how data is managed in South Africa. While the official deadline is yet to be announced, businesses will be mandated to protect their customer data. For small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) the...

  • Jason Hart, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Data Protection at Gemalto

    Lack of confidence in data security can cost you more than you think

    August 21, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Lack of confidence in data security can cost you more than you think

    The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect almost two months ago. Leading the way to a new era of data protection, the long-awaited GDPR has emphasized the importance of data security more than ever before. Besides...