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Building a privacy-first organisation in the age of AI

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With consumers increasingly aware of both the value of their data and of the threats to it, it’s never been more crucial for business leaders to respect user privacy. The South Africa’s Information Regulator has stated that local companies report at least 100 cyber security breaches every month.

Poor data maintenance leads to data ‘load shedding’

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Data integrity, security, and availability are vital aspects to consider whether it pertains to personal information, business records, or research data. However, many individuals and organisations often neglect the importance of data maintenance, which can lead to data ‘load shedding’, a term used to describe the loss, corruption, or unavailability of data due to poor data management practices.

Protecting your identity online

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When engaging in online activities, one cannot ignore the inherent risks involved. Whether you’re accessing information, interacting with a company or buying a product or service, your data is being stored and then possibly shared with others.

Enforcement notice issued against the SAPS

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It was with great shock that the South African society learned about the rape of several women near Krugersdorp in July 2022. But what was more worrisome was the shock of the victims upon realising that their personal details such as names, residential addresses and occupations appeared on social media platforms!

Overcoming the password conundrum – securely

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Passwords remain a risk, despite being one of the most common security measures around. The drive towards a ‘passwordless’ environment begins with a solution that can create, automate, protect and manage your existing passwords.

How to ensure business’s doors aren’t left open for hackers

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Train. Train. Train again. Cybersecurity training is absolutely critical to ensuring that your business remains secure and that unexpected doors aren’t left open for hackers to gain access.

Bringing a female touch to the world of cybersecurity

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The online world is embroiled in a war. Such a statement may seem exaggerated and dramatic, but the figures paint a different picture. In 2021, the FBI received 847,376 cybercrime complaints, equalling $7 billion in losses.

SMEs vulnerable to cyber attacks

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South Africa has the sixth highest rate of cybercrime victims worldwide, according to a report by international cybersecurity company Surfshark. Following the breach of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s personal data by hackers, consumers have been cautioned to remain vigilant when visiting websites and making online transactions.

Password management needs a rethink

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With technology integrated into every facet of an organisation, there are massive consequences if systems go down, regardless of the size or industry sector of a business. Over the years, I have seen my share of the IT challenges companies face daily. However, these extend beyond the operational to include cybersecurity concerns as well.

What to do immediately to address payments fraud

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The social and economic impact of COVID-19 has led to a marked increase in opportunistic crimes of desperation, particularly in digital payments fraud as consumers flock to digital channels to replace or supplement in-person interactions.

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