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A third wave for winter

Third wave hitting in winter?   A study of historic coronavirus outbreaks suggests that countries will experience a third wave of Covid-19 at some point in 2021. The three wave trend is prevalent in almost all previous pandemic events, including the 1929 Spanish flu,...

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Employee wellness is changing – 3 ways to keep up

The importance of employee wellness Do you remember when the corporate well-being conversation was about providing fitness centers, healthy snacks, and maybe even a rooftop garden? Well, that was the old way of looking at things. Today, companies are focusing not just...

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6 things to consider after receiving that Valentine’s gift

Protect your loved ones gifts   February is known as the month of love and, even in a pandemic year, billions of rands are expected to be spent on Valentine’s Day gifts, globally. For many, this month in our current reality represents a time for emphasising the...

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The how-to guide for a productive “work from home” strategy

How to work from home productively in 2021   In 2021, we are likely to see the percentage of people who permanently work from home, to double.   This is according to Enterprise Technology Research (ETR) which surveyed 1200 chief information officers from around the...

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Does your business have cyber insurance? Here’s why it should

Why your company should have cyber insurance.   Imagine your business falls victim to a data breach today. All your clients, who trusted you with their personal information, are now at risk.   This is a horrible reality that many businesses have to face nowadays. But...

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Human fallibility remains the weakest link in cybersecurity

Humans the weakest link in cybersecurity If the South African financial industry can learn one thing from Experian's 2020 data breach, it is this: human fallibility is still the weakest link in the fight against cyberattacks. By using standard social engineering...

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The changing face of ransomware

The ongoing changing in ransomware    There is a significant decrease in the sheer number of ransomware attacks due to improved security, better backup strategies and faster data recovery measures. This has meant that the spray and pray approach is no longer effective...

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The broker – How to showcase your value to clients

How to showcase your best values toward clients    Amid new technologies reshaping the financial services landscape, many financial advisers are questioning their future role. It is therefore important to take stock of our value-add to the client.     “An intermediary...

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Millennials and Modern Insurance

How millennials view modern insurance   When one says “millennial” the first thing that might come to mind is a hyper-connected, tech-savvy, brand-conscious, laissez-faire, selfie-taking teen. Despite the fact that the exact age band for Generation Y is not all...

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Cyber Crime Challenges faced by individuals and organisations

            Cyber crime and the challenges it proposes   With a myriad of local data breaches, cyber extortion and even still, ransomware, businesses are either being crippled financially or facing reputational harm or in many cases, both.   On face value, it may be...

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Financial services sector becomes vulnerable to ransomware

The financial sector is becoming vulnerable to ransomware.   The financial services industry is an appealing target for cyber criminals today. Arguably, consumers' financial, banking, trading and superannuation information is some of the most important data held by...

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Employees working from home? How to guard against cyberattacks

Implementing measures to prevent a cyberattack from happening in the first place should be a top priority for companies.   As the coronavirus forces more people globally to work from home, we are becoming increasingly reliant on technology to live, work and play....

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What’s the rub on cleaning and disinfection?

One of the changes borne out of the COVID-19 pandemic is increased mindfulness about cleanliness and sanitation to help stem the spread of the disease. With most people having become neat freaks over the past few months, businesses make sure to keep their premises...

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Experian downplays data breach

Experian South Africa has downplayed a data breach, in which it handed over the personal information of as many as 24-million South Africans and 793,749 business entities to a suspected fraudster, as an "isolated incident".   The consumer credit reporting company said...

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4 top post-lockdown vehicle safety tips

As the lockdown eases, more South Africans are commuting to work, running errands and figuring out their new normal. This means more cars on the roads exposed to everyday risks, such as road accidents and theft.   Attie Blaauw, Head of Personal Lines Underwriting at...

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