#cybertraining #skills #business #education

One needs only hear the daily news to see the record number of system breaches that are occurring in South Africa and all around the world. Cybercriminals have become a lot savvier in their approaches and methods and most companies are less than prepared when a…


#cybercrime #cybersecurity #business #cyberinsurance #southafrica

There has been an increased effort on the part of cybercriminals to take advantage of any opportunity or weakness in a government or company so that they can launch a cyberattack, breach a system, and in most cases demand payment. The South African Banking Risk…


#hacked #cybersecurity #southafrica #cyberinsurance

The most recent cyberattack on Transnet, the state-owned port and rail operator, offers a glimpse of the tip of the iceberg of cybersecurity problems in South Africa. As with many countries, the power of the economy depends on import/export abilities, and when the ports have to…


#phishing #cybersecurity

Digital security is now one of the top concerns of businesses around the globe, however, it is of particular importance in South Africa, where breaches and cyber attacks have been on the rise. …


#data #privacy #popi #popia #cyberinsurance

The digital age has brought into play a number of changes that are not only required but critical to maintaining security for both private individuals and companies. Keeping sensitive information safe for a business is a high priority, and cybercriminals (also known as “threat actors”)…


#PoPI #PoPIA #Governance #Risk #South Africa

The POPI (Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013) in South Africa became effective in 2016, however, as most businesses know, it has had little in the way of enforcement. …


#breach #ukpolice #cybersecurity #cybercrime

According to data acquired by VPNoverview, UK police forces experienced 2,386 data breaches in 2020.

The data was made public after 31 of the UK’s 45 police forces responded to a Freedom of Information request, and it contains numerous troubling details. For example, between January 2016…


#ransomware #colonialpipeline #malware #darkside

Cyber criminals using ransomware have been around for a long time however in the last 5 years or so they have changed their methods of attack from private citizens to larger, more lucrative victims. In the last few years, hackers have focused on the bigger medical…


#cybersecurity #cybercrime #breach

One of the priorities of every cybersecurity organisation is to explain that a majority of breaches in a system occurs due to compromised “privileged access” accounts. Depending on the age and size of a business, privileged access account management could have gone unchecked for years to decades…


#digitalpiracy

While the internet and faster broadband speeds have brought a number of benefits, they have also opened the doors for extensive increases in illegal accesses to content. Known as “digital piracy,” this type of theft covers a gamut of sources including music, films, books, TV, games, and software. Piracy…

Sharon Knowles

CEO of Da Vinci Forensics, a Cyber Security Company. #Cybercrime, #DigitalForensics, #Cyberinsurance, #Digital #Marketing, #Risk #Management #Strategy #PoPI

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