Tag Archives: data security

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

take a positive approach to cybersecurity

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

data cloud threats and storage

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

twitter data breach

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

App Entrepreneurs - future farming

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 […]

Processing Business Data Securely | Data security

14 Jun

Processing Business Data Securely

How to process company information and data securely across your business Whether you are a small start-up or a large corporation, data security is an all-or-nothing business, yet many of us assume that having antivirus software and a standard firewall is more than enough to keep our data safe. If your data security measures don’t […]

Email threat training | Email Cybercrime

31 May

email threat training

Email threat training reduces common threat markets We all receive dozens of emails a day, but could these essential communications be exposing your business to online threats? According to 80% of businesses surveyed by Microsoft earlier this year, the answer is yes. Malicious emails are becoming one of the biggest cybersecurity threats facing businesses around […]

Data is your responsibility | data backup

17 May

data is your responsibility

Make data your responsibility 365 days a year Today, productivity is taking place in the cloud more than ever before. In fact, it’s hard to imagine a time when we used to rely on physical storage like hard drives to keep our data safe. Switching to cloud-based apps and online backup for business and personal […]