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Preventing a cyber-attack and insuring against the resulting losses

A recent study titled “The State of Cybersecurity in South Africa” provides an update by the same research company that conducted similar research in 2019. Some of the findings then were quite scary, looking at today’s reality: The biggest shortcoming in cybersecurity preparedness then was outdated software, with 77% of IT decision-makers reporting that it […]

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Draft standard on cybersecurity published for comment

Draft standard on cybersecurity published for comment

The FSCA and the Prudential Authority (PA) have published, for comment, the draft Joint Standard: Cybersecurity and Cyber Resilience Requirements, which sets out the minimum standards for sound practices and processes of cybersecurity and cyber resilience for certain financial institutions. The draft Joint Standard, issued in terms of the Financial Sector Regulation Act, applies to […]

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2022 is closer than you think

2022 is closer than you think

A month or so ago I watched a documentary on Showmax titled ‘Our Towns’, the film version of a book, ‘Our Towns, A 100 000 Mile Journey in the Heart of America’, by James and Deborah Fallows.  The documentary piqued my interest and I sourced a copy of the book which I’ve been reading the […]

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Data breaches becoming more common – Cybersecurity needs to be top priority

Another day, another data breach. South African businesses are becoming more susceptible to cyberattacks and seem to be easy targets for criminals. Data breaches are now a common phenomenon with Nedbank, Momentum, Lombard Insurance, Experian and Stefanutti Stocks making headline news in the last few weeks and months. According to Cybersecurity expert and J2 Software […]

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Passwords and Cybersecurity – Increase in cyber fraud calls for tighter safeguards

Cybersecurity awareness is particularly critical at this time, as cyber criminals have taken advantage of the global situation. One of the starting points to improve cyber security is password security, as your password is the one thing that stands between your accounts and a cybercriminal accessing your personal and secure information, as well as company […]

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