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Social media vulnerability: A headache for employers?

01 May 2024,  André van NiekerkDr Damian ViviersMark le Riche

Personal information has become the currency of the digital economy. Despite growing awareness of the importance of protecting one’s right... to privacy, many people find themselves sharing, providing, conveying and divulging information across multiple platforms and devices as part of their daily ritual of engaging, trading and communicating with others. Unfortunately, it is exactly this carefree mindset which plays into the hands of lurking cybercriminals and can also impact employers.

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Personal device use - a red flag for cybersecurity

01 May 2024,  Dr Damian ViviersMark le Riche

With Covid-19 having fast-tracked the remote and hybrid working model in many businesses, these flexible methods of work have also... increased the scope for employees to use their personal devices to work and remain engaged with their clients and employer. As beneficial as this is for employees and employers, it is not without risk. In this article, we look at personal device use and the potential impact this may have on the cybersecurity environment of a business.

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The importance of securing your social media account

01 May 2024,  Ahmed DhupliDr Damian Viviers

With social media and online platforms driving sales, client engagement and marketing in many businesses, it is small wonder that... cybercriminals are increasingly targeting social media and other accounts of businesses. In this article we look at some of the risks businesses may face and basic steps a business can take to make their social media accounts safer.

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Is your business ready to act should a data breach happen?

13 April 2022,  André van NiekerkDr Damian Viviers

More and more clients are asking about data breaches and what they must do to respond to a data breach. The... media attention on high profile cyber-attacks and data leakages and growing consumer awareness of their right to privacy is fueling business paranoia about data security and the risk of data breaches, and rightly so, as the reputational risk alone can be devastating for a business. This article can help as we cover the basics about data breaches in the South African landscape. 

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The legal consequences for a business after a cyber-attack

30 March 2022,  Luhann PrinslooOdirile Matladi

You have an online store through which you sell products. Although you have taken precautions, the risk of a cyber-attack... remains a concern as you hear about more and more businesses that suffer attacks. Apart from the reputational risk which could be massive, you also wonder about legal consequences when you consider the impact of data protection legislation.

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