Boards must consider social media as key reputational risk

Social media have become a key communications channel, but they pose particular risks for organisations and especially their directors. This is according to Parmi Natesan, CEO of the Institute of Directors in South Africa (IoDSA), who says: "The bottom line is that...

Massive mobile fraud problem identified in SA

Paris-based anti-fraud firm Evina has determined that one out of every three mobile subscription attempts in South Africa is fraudulent. South African cellular users are very often subscribed to mobile services without their consent, the company says. After Kenya,...

Weigh up the risks of closure and opening

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted African businesses and their employees - closing many operations. With businesses in many African countries reopening after a period of inactivity, it is important that they remain vigilant about the risk environment in order to...

Risk intelligence the key to a sustainable future

Only by building risk intelligent organisations will leaders be able to overcome six distinct global threats identified by the Institute of Risk Management South Africa (IRMSA). This is according to Christopher Palm, IRMSA's chief risk advisor, who says: "Leaders at...

Protecting your technology investment

Technology has the ability to improve efficiency and differentiate businesses, providing an important competitive edge. By Sumit Kumar Sharma, enterprise architect at In2IT Technologies However, like a new coat of paint, if the surface is not well prepared, the paint...

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