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  • 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...

  • 5 steps to managing GDPR compliance

    Here’s how the GDPR will affect your South African business

    February 1, 2018 • Southern AfricaComments Off on Here’s how the GDPR will affect your South African business

    Some South African organisations believe that the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into effect on 25 May 2018, does not apply to them, simply because they do not operate from a European country. But if your business...

  • Welcome to the Future: The analytics age has starte

    User lock-down or education? Cybersecurity issues in a rapidly evolving landscape

    January 22, 2018 • Security, Southern Africa, SponsoredComments Off on User lock-down or education? Cybersecurity issues in a rapidly evolving landscape

    According to the recent PwC report, The Global State of Information Security Survey 2018, companies around the globe are becoming more reliant on cyber capabilities and this means that, in turn, they must also recognise and manage the associated risks, or...

  • Compliance requires an evolved availability approach

    South African organisations must prioritise security in 2018

    January 5, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on South African organisations must prioritise security in 2018

    Cyber-attacks are as old as technology itself. But even as organisations implement better ways to safeguard themselves and their data, malware evolves to become more sophisticated. The reality is that breaches will happen. It is how the organisation can...

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

    POPI regulation to change the face of data analytics

    December 12, 2017 • Southern AfricaComments Off on POPI regulation to change the face of data analytics

    In South Africa, the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) – promulgated on 23 November 2013; will come into effect next year. While in Europe, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) entered law in May. The grace period for POPI is expected...

  • South Africa sees shortage of cybersecurity skills

    GDPR and PoPI – Do I really need to comply with both?

    December 4, 2017 • General, Southern AfricaComments Off on GDPR and PoPI – Do I really need to comply with both?

    Ahead of the pending enforcement of the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislations, organisations are hurriedly carrying out compliancy strategies and tightening up their data security processes. While...

  • Unpacking Bitcoin security

    discussing 2018’s top IT trends and opportunities

    November 17, 2017 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on discussing 2018’s top IT trends and opportunities

    Everything is connected, every surface area is primed for data-capturing IoT, and life is mostly conducted from our phones. Even reality itself is becoming trickier to pin down, whether augmented, virtual or actual. With 2018 nigh, we should expect more of...

  • Should backup be a cyber insurance prerequisite?

    Are local data backup providers as trustworthy as big international brands?

    November 7, 2017 • Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Are local data backup providers as trustworthy as big international brands?

    Data is essential to the smooth operation of any business, and the protection and backing up of that data is just as critical. Most organisations have – or should have – a data protection and business continuity policy in place. However, this needs to...

  • PoPI requires effective data management structures

    PoPI requires effective data management structures

    November 1, 2017 • General, Southern AfricaComments Off on PoPI requires effective data management structures

    The Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPI) will fundamentally change how companies store, process and use personal customer data. And even though it has not yet officially been implemented, organisations have been steadily working on ensuring their...

  • How blockchain will change the financial professional's role in the decade to come

    Could the blockchain enforce PoPI?

    October 19, 2017 • Southern AfricaComments Off on Could the blockchain enforce PoPI?

    The Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act is looming on our horizon. South African organisations are busily preparing for it despite there still being much debate about what the real impact will be and whether or not it will be truly effective....

  • PCI DSS may simplify PoPI compliance

    PCI DSS may simplify PoPI compliance

    October 18, 2017 • General, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on PCI DSS may simplify PoPI compliance

    South African businesses are busily preparing for the implementation of the Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act, undergoing audits and testing compliancy. This is a large task on its own, however many organisations are simultaneously busy with...

  • Global IT spending to grow 6.2 percent in 2018, says Gartner

    Leveraging trends in a technology slowdown

    October 4, 2017 • General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Leveraging trends in a technology slowdown

    When it comes to technology sales, everything is slower at the moment and, in South Africa, it’s as much about the current political uncertainty as our weak currency. However, there is also huge opportunity to reposition for an uptick that we hope will...

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

    POPI is the wake-up call your IT needs

    September 29, 2017 • General, Southern AfricaComments Off on POPI is the wake-up call your IT needs

    We have all spent countless hours attempting to become experts on the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act and, if you conduct business in Europe, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). If you’re anything like me, you still feel a long way...

  • 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...

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

    The data governance opportunity in South Africa

    September 21, 2017 • Southern AfricaComments Off on The data governance opportunity in South Africa

    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...

  • 5 steps to managing GDPR compliance

    The POPI conundrum: Data protection vs data mining

    September 1, 2017 • GeneralComments Off on The POPI conundrum: Data protection vs data mining

    The office of the Information Regulator is expected to be fully operational by the end of this year. From then, organisations will have just 12 months to comply with the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act, or risk prison terms and fines of up to...