Cyber-wellness means being cyber-aware

The ongoing stress of the global pandemic, war, inflation and global uncertainty has made it difficult for people to manage everyday decision-making. As a recent survey by the APA found, one third of people have such high stress levels that they are battling to decide...

Data protection must be part of the culture

For years the privacy sword of Damocles hung precariously over South African businesses, threatening severe consequences and penalties for non-compliance with the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (POPIA). By Imraan Kharwa, data protection officer at...

The A to Z of safety in business

As we begin to emerge from the pandemic, business owners are finding themselves having to adjust to a very different business environment. There is a cascade of complex new risks that entrepreneurs must contend with if they wish to successfully steer their business...

Escrow is the unsung hero of IP protection

Entrepreneurs are often advised by friends and family to protect their intellectual property (IP) as soon as they can during the start-up stage of their businesses, preferably before taking their new products or service to market. And often, they are directed to one...

Reversing the hidden risk of permission creep

Employees can collect a range of access rights to business systems throughout their tenure. It’s a phenomenon called ‘permission creep’: one of the biggest cybersecurity risks for organisations today. Does the following scenario ring true? An...