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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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Cybercrime - a clear and present danger for individuals and businesses

23 October 2023,  Dr Damian Viviers

Cybercrime has become a global pandemic with South Africa leading the charge in terms of countries that have become a... hotspot for cybercrime, earning us the dubious honour of being labelled the cybercrime capital of Africa. With October being international cyber security awareness month, we touch on some of the issues and risks which South African businesses face with respect to cybercrime.

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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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Email scammed? Who is responsible?

12 October 2021,  Neo Madlala

I recently fell for an email scam where I provided my banking details. The scammer proceeded to use my account... to pay out a sum of money from the bank. The bank now wants to hold me liable for this money as they say it is my account and my negligence led to the scammers using my account. However, I don’t have a credit facility with the bank and yet the bank paid out a large amount in credit on my behalf. Surely the bank should not have done that? 

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Data breaches in terms of POPIA: what you need to know

16 April 2021,  André van Niekerk

Our consultancy business has quite a diverse client base. Over the weekend, the laptop of one of our employees was... stolen. The laptop contains personal information of our clients and it appears that it was not password protected making the data accessible. Will this be a data breach in terms of POPIA, and if so, what are we required to do?

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