Rampant social engineering hinders security efforts

According to the 2020 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, even though hacking is reportedly down, social engineering accounts for more than two thirds of attacks. Of those attacks, 96% of them arrive via phishing. Attackers are using increasingly sophisticated...
Towards an unhackable future …

Towards an unhackable future …

It seems that nothing can stop the onslaught of cybercrime, which continues to grow and expand into new markets month after month and year after year. As cybercrime becomes more formalised, the cyber-security industry has to constantly innovate to stay on top of their...

POPIA: Dark cloud or ray of sunshine?

While South African businesses have had the opportunity to mull over the various sections and regulations contained in the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) bill since 2013, the signing of it into law by President Cyril Ramaphosa in June this year meant they...

Dealing with personal information in the POPIA era

It is incumbent upon organisations to take control of the manner in which personal information is disposed of and to ensure that appropriate mechanisms within the organisation are established to address potential risks. By Marco Schepers, director: corporate, mergers...

POPIA: what employers need to know

POPIA places several obligations on employers in terms of managing employees personal information; it also gives certain rights to privacy to employees, write Kirsten Eiser, partner, and Shane Johnson, professional support lawyer at Webber Wentzel Employers need to be...

Step-up IT security for compliance

Email security, archiving, and data loss prevention should be high on the agenda for South African companies with the Protection of Public Information Act (POPIA) having commenced on 1 July 2020. Companies now have less than a year to get fully compliant, says Michael...