SMEs need cyber insurance too

It’s too easy for small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to dismiss cyber crime, because they view themselves as too small to be attractive targets for criminals. However, this is not the case. Simon Campbell-Young, CEO of MyCybercare, says that in reality,...

What driverless cars mean for innovation and risk

It’s coming quickly down the road: a world where we can get in a car anytime we want to but don’t own one. Where we’re all passengers. Where accidents are drastically reduced, and we don’t have to worry about dangerous drivers on the road....

Ransomware attackers get targeted

During 2017, the WannaCry ransomware attack impacted more than 300 000 people across 150 countries in less than two days. In 2018, criminals are evolving their tactics, including launching well-researched, targeted attacks intended to infect specific, high-value...

Why your business needs cyber insurance

While still in its infancy, cyber insurance has been on offer for some time, and is seeing a soaring demand around the world. However, the uptake of cyber insurance in South Africa is still alarmingly low. Simon Campbell-Young, CEO of MyCybercare, says that local...

Destroy old hard drives, backup tapes before it’s too late

Old hard drives and backup tapes are a major security threat for any business, they store a massive amount of confidential data that can easily be compromised. Regardless whether the drives or tapes are outdated or inoperable, this data is always accessible and needs...

Why risk managers are interested in flexible working

Risk managers have a new weapon in their arsenals – flexible working. The use of flexible working, and a connected property strategy, as tools for risk management is a relatively new trend, and one expected to grow significantly as more businesses understand the...