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Worst SA Breach Ever: Info and What You Can Do; Part 2

This is Part 2 of a 2-part series to offer information and potential actions on the serious data breach that is now affecting almost everyone in South Africa. As the fallout continues to cascade on the worst information and data security breach that has ever happened in South Africa, people are left stunned, angry and […]

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Worst SA Breach Ever: Info and What You Can Do; Part 1

This is Part 1 of a 2-part series to offer information and potential actions on the serious data breach that is now affecting almost everyone in South Africa. As the fallout continues to cascade on the worst information and data security breach that has ever happened in South Africa, people are left stunned, angry and […]

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South African Healthcare Industry Vulnerable for Cyberattacks

Cyber criminals are always on the lookout for the easiest way to breach a system. In the past, this often involved sophisticated coding to break into a network and steal critical data. However, the criminals have changed their method of attack as well as their focus. Over the last year or so, they have turned […]

The Cost of a Data Breach

One in four law firms with at least 100 attorneys have experienced a breach due to a hacker, website attack, break in, or lost or stolen devices. It is in attorneys’ best interest to take the appropriate steps to prevent cyber security breaches.

Network Security Breaches

The topic of cybercrime has become the buzzword for many companies in SA and around the world, and even with some of the top retailer and bank security breaches, there has just not been enough action taken for protection. The time for decisions is now, because the duration between breach and discovery is far too […]

SA Data Attitudes Outdated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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]