The digital risk manager of the future

Over the recent period, there has been much conversation about the 4th Industrial revolution and its impact on industries and the resources that work within. By Nishkar Ballasur, IRMSA risk chat contributor This conversation continues and has intensified given the...

Advances in UV technology for disinfection

Ideco Biometrics is using ultraviolet technologies to destroy most known viruses and bacteria for disinfecting biometric sensors. The company has introduced Steri-C, an ultraviolet disinfection device to ensure the safe use of touch-based fingerprint readers. Steri-C...

Your digital footprint leaves clues behind

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) was a turning point in the adoption of the Information Age. Not only is it a time when technology impacts nearly every facet of our lives, it is also a time when we exist in a physical sense and have a digital footprint which...

Building a human firewall to address insider threats

During the first half of 2020, the FortiGuard Labs team found that evolving work environments and a greater reliance on personal devices presented new opportunities for cyber criminals to exploit enterprise networks. By Renee Tarun, deputy CISO/ vice-president:...

Tackling coronavirus-related fraud

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in the United States has received over 175 000 consumer reports related to COVID-19 scams, totalling a mammoth $118.81-million (R1.986-billion) in losses. The top fraud reports relate to: online...

Hunger: the devastating consequence of Covid-19 in SA

Even before Covid-19 reared its head, millions of South Africans went hungry every day, writes Gillian Le Cordeur, CEO of the Institute of Risk Management South Africa (IRMSA). While efforts to feed the vulnerable have been long-established through organisations like...