SA Data Attitudes Outdated

In the last five years there has been such an accelerated focus on external cybercrime that many of the SA companies have avoided or overlooked the potential for data security problems from internal sources. The attitude of plugging ‘leaks’ internally has also been met with resistance as staff and management insist that it reduces collaboration […]

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Human Error And Data Breaches

In a time known for cyber hackers, a majority of suspicion for any security breach has been to look to external forces, often on an international level. Cybercrime in South Africa has been at such a scale, that the government instituted the Popi Act (Protection of Personal Information). However, based on a new study, it […]

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Data Breach And SA Business

DLP (Data Loss Prevention) has been a main focus of companies throughout the world. But even with the billions of dollars spent in attempting to plug the leaks, South African companies continue to experience some of the highest data breach problems, placing proprietary information at risk. Corporations that are developing data loss prevention software have […]

Security Breaches in China can Result in the Death Penalty

Security Breaches in China can Result in the Death Penalty

China has some of the most severe punishments of the death penalty that encompass a variety of crimes. Some of the most serious are those that are considered to be problems for state security and these can run the gamut from the political to security breaches According to the Death Penalty Database, “The number [of […]

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Scottrade suffers major data breach

October is Cyber Security awareness month, somewhat ironic in light of the retail brokerage firm Scottrade Inc, who just disclosed a breach involving contact information and possibly Social Security numbers on 4.6 million customers, in late 2013-early 2015. CNBC, news associate Jacob Pramuk goes on to explain that, “the incident took place around late 2013 […]