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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 now looking to resources to help protect themselves and their families. If you were unaware
Will PoPI Lead to More Extortion?

Will PoPI Lead to More Extortion?

In November, 2013, the President enacted PoPI and since that time there have been continual questions as to when all of the process will in effect. While some of the portions of the Act came into effect in 2014, there has been a number of substantial revisions that require future dates for such lawful processing as the protection of personal information. With so much still up in the air there
Take action South Africa

Take Action South Africa

Due to the lack of attention and security efforts, South Africa is becoming one of the main countries that cyber criminals are turning to for open attacks. The crisis is found in both private citizen and corporate situations where personal information is accessed and stolen and critical company data and proprietary information is accessed. Without confirmed legislation in place, it is up to the individuals and companies to take action
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SA Gov Addresses Cybercrime but…

In 2014, the government of South Africa published the intention of having the State Security Agency conduct an electronic security needs analysis for the country. Actions would be taken to identify, secure and protect critical electronic communications and state organs infrastructure against electronic access that was unauthorized as well as all related threats. Companies across South Africa may have experienced a momentary sense of relief that the government was taking

Brazil’s Cybercrime And SA

Brazil’s Cybercrime: A Red Flag Alert for SA Each week, it seems that there is a new cyber security threat from a growing list of countries. One of the latest alerts has come from Brazil, and the underground market is not just launching cyberattacks, but has turned the concept into a business by selling the tools and training. While most of the devious cyber criminals prefer to stay low-key, it