Mobile Cybercrime in South Africa

Cyber crime can be defined as : “criminal activities carried out by means of computers or the Internet.” With the use of smart phones these days, we can add mobile to that list. Recently twelve people were arrested in Pretoria, for being involved in an International cybercrime syndicate. Authorities stated that “ the suspects, 11 […]

SA Data Attitudes Outdated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 […]

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 […]

The New SA Cybersecurity Bill

Department of Justice and Constitutional Development invited interested persons to comment on the draft Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill (the “Bill”). The Department stated that the draft Bill aims to put in place a coherent and integrated cybersecurity legislative framework to address various shortcomings which exist in dealing with cybercrime and cybersecurity in the country. Most […]