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Managing data governance in the era of AI

As artificial intelligence (AI) becomes increasingly integral to business operations, data governance is essential to ensure the ethical and effective use of this technology. Integrating AI responsibly into business processes must be an organisational priority.

Are your vendors & third-party suppliers compliant?

Compliance is an increasingly important subject in South Africa as the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) gains traction. However, while many businesses are working to ensure that they align with relevant laws, it is just as important to ensure that third-party vendors and suppliers too are compliant.

The power of consent – putting you in control

In today's ever-evolving digital landscape, the concept of consumer consent has taken centre stage for companies. Gone are the days when consent was assumed; today, the control is firmly in the hands of the consumer. For those companies who handle consumer data, consent has to be a priority.

BAS technology – the key to continuous cyber security

Cyber security in any industry sector with a reliance on digital is absolutely crucial. These businesses should implement technology that will help them validate their security controls on a continuous basis. How well do your current cybersecurity detection and prevention technologies work? Would knowing help you sleep better at night?

In times of recession, can you afford not to invest in...

The global economy is facing challenges on many fronts, with inflation and recession becoming the words of the day. As a result, budgets that are always tight (like IT) are under even more scrutiny than before. Any unnecessary spending needs to be curtailed, for obvious reasons, but does data management fall into this category?

Data sovereignty – key messages for a data strategy

Data is immensely valuable to all organisations, a significant resource for the digital economy and the ‘cornerstone of our EU industrial competitiveness,’ says the European Commission. But its value is determined by how it can be protected and used by those who own it.

ISO 27001 compliance is becoming a must have in the digital...

There are various reasons why a company might want to comply with ISO 27001, with some looking to provide assurances to customers and partners that they are aligned with international best practices. Others want to show that they promote organisational improvement for regulatory reasons.

What the FUD? How attackers are still exploiting this tactic

The statistics make for worrying reading. According to our Data Protection Trends Report 2022, 97% of South African companies experienced an outage due to a cyberattack in the past 12 months. Of those, almost nine in 10 (86%) suffered a ransomware attack.

Local – complete cloud puzzle for digital transformation

The cloud infrastructure market is likely to be the battleground of the immediate future. Globally, the cloud is booming with the combined public cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) segments forecast to have revenues of $400 billion in 2025.

The end of third-party cookies – what businesses need to know

In a move to charter a 'course towards a more privacy-first web', Google announced plans to phase out third-party cookies in their Chrome browser by mid-2023. This comes as part of their broader Privacy Sandbox initiative launched in 2019 and has led businesses to speculate about the future of digital advertising.


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