Network Security Breaches

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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SA Data Attitudes Outdated

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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

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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

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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 […]

Scottrade suffers major data breach

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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 […]