Tag Archives: data security

Data Security | Cloud Backup

9 Jan

Data security to safeguard your information and reputation Data security is an essential part of every company’s risk management strategy, and securing your business information will nett you a lot more than a good night’s sleep:  it will also safeguard your company’s reputation in the marketplace. As we look forward to a prosperous 2024 filled […]

Financial Data Security | Hackers

27 Dec

Hackers Claim Massive Financial Data Compromise Millions of South Africans rely on the credit bureaus TransUnion and Experian to calculate their credit scores and give them access to financing from banks and other lenders. In a shock announcement, a Brazilian hacking group known as N4ughtySecTU declared that it had compromised the entire database of both […]

The 7 Types Of Data Security That Matter

12 Dec

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The 7 Types Of Data Security That Matter With the huge wave of cyberattacks sweeping South Africa today, there’s hardly a single business owner who doesn’t recognise the importance of data security. But knowing that something is necessary and knowing how to implement it are two different things. In this article, we cut through the sea […]

Data Encryption | Data Security

24 Oct

Data Encryption Matters – How Treasury Plans to Get SA off the Grey List National treasury has announced a raft of changes to SA banking legislation, in order to comply with international requirements and remove the country from the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) grey list. In February 2023, FATF placed South Africa on a […]

Proactive approach to cybercrime | Cybersecurity

22 Aug

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Cybersecurity: Time to take a proactive approach to Cybercrime Cybercrime is big business, costing its victims a total of $8.44 trillion worldwide in 2022 according to data from Statista. The traditional IT-driven security solutions that have been used as a defence against online crimes no longer make sense at a time when they are so easily […]

Risks of data security | cloud security

3 Aug

The 4 main risks of data security in the cloud Secure cloud storage has revolutionised the way organisations store their data. From small businesses moving away from USB sticks and hard drives to embrace the cloud to huge corporations with their own data centres, the safety and reliability of storing data remotely is undeniable – […]

UK Data Breach | Hacker Cybercrime

20 Jun

UK data breach

Russian Hackers Claim Security Breach at BA, Boots and BBC Russian hackers have struck at the heart of the UK’s business sector in a brazen attack on the BBC, popular pharmacy chain Boots, and British Airways, the country’s national carrier. The attack was perpetrated by clOp Group, a well-known Russian cybercrime syndicate. The hackers targeted the […]

Data Cloud Threats | Cloud Storage

24 Jan

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2023 data cloud threats hang dark  A record number of organisations are choosing to store their data in the cloud, and the risk of hacking and cybercrime events is likely to keep trending upwards. With South Africa ranking in the top 10 of the most costly countries for data breaches, and the only southern hemisphere […]

Twitter data breach | Data breach  

13 Dec

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Twitter data breach leaves 5 million users at risk Twitter has revealed that a major data breach in January resulted in more than 5,4 million users’ personal data being lost to hackers. To make matters worse, this information is now being given away on the dark web – potentially putting millions of phone numbers and […]

App Entrepreneurs | Mobile App Development

21 Jun

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Stellies Student Scoops Agritech App Entrepreneurs Award Tech may not be the first thing that comes to mind when most people think about the agricultural industry, but for one Stellenbosch student they couldn’t be more closely linked. Economics student Lunga Momoza recently received the Stellenbosch Network Entrepreneur of the Month award for his app called […]