Liberty data breach: setting a precedent for GDPR? 

Over the Youth Day weekend, Liberty informed its customers, and later everyone else, that it had been the subject of a successful security intrusion. In a media statement, it claimed that an email repository had been compromised, and that an as yet undisclosed number...

Cyber threats real for industrial automation systems

The ability to connect Information Technology (IT) systems with Operational Technology (OT) systems, such as Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), gives businesses access to information for a comprehensive...

A view of security from the front line

Balancing resources as security challenges rise is a major strategic problem for today’s business leaders. The list of brands whose credibility and finances have been damaged by cyber-attacks is unprecedented, and alarm bells are understandably going off across the...

Asbestos: the law and insurance

Built environment professionals are becoming increasingly aware of their roles and responsibilities set out in terms of legislation.  The legal and insurance implications for work done where asbestos is used or was used is far-reaching and requires adequate...

Shippers get serious about cyber threats

Major attacks like the NotPetya malware incident have been a wake-up call for the shipping sector, creating a renewed urgency around tackling the threats posed to vessels and supply chains, as well as prompting an increasing interest in cyber insurance. At the same...

What’s best: financial emigration or Double Taxation Agreement?

When it comes to choosing financial emigration (FE) or a Double Taxation Agreement (DTA), expatriates must understand that there can never be a one size fits all approach. FE requires certain criteria to be met before one can undergo the process, while a DTA will only...

SA a breeding ground for cyber attacks

As markets in fast growing economies race to join the digital revolution they are fast being hijacked by cybercriminals, who are preying on security vulnerabilities in some fledgling IT environments. By Keith Matthews, country manager: South Africa at Orange Business...

Data breach shines spotlight on PoPI

The recent cyber-attack and holding hostage of a South African insurance provider’s IT infrastructure has drawn attention to the dire need for effective protection of consumer data. While the company asserts that no financial losses have been encountered by any of its...

Labour law changes and their effect on business

Our labour laws are constantly evolving as the South African government seeks to balance stronger protections for employees with the need to create a business-friendly investment climate. By Rob Cooper, tax expert and director of legislation at Sage We can expect to...

Protect your business against cybercrime

In the wake of last year’s surge of debilitating ransomware attacks, many businesses are investing heavily in cybersecurity technology, with Gartner predicting that worldwide security spending will reach unprecedented highs at an estimated $96-billion this year alone....

Jasco rolls out own biometric solution

Jasco has installed an access control solution from its own security portfolio, the Touchless Biometric (TBS) Access Control System, at its head office in Midrand. The system was deployed in under two months (including enrolling all employees and biometrics on a...

GDPR is coming: comply or die …

On 25 May this year, a new piece of legislation comes into effect in Europe that could have severe consequences for non-compliant South African businesses. by Tracy Bolton, director: general business at SAP Africa The General Data Protection Regulation – or GDPR for...

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