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Ransomware prevention tips for SMEs: The threat from within

Ransomware prevention tips for SMEs: The threat from within

Staff play an important role in the risk profile of all companies. The frequency and cost of insider threats have increased dramatically over two years, regardless of whether the source is a careless or negligent employee or contractor, a criminal or malicious...

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Malware attacks in Africa reach 85 million in 6 months

Malware attacks in Africa reach 85 million in 6 months

The increasing dangers of malware attacks.    According to research done by Kasp, malware is rife across Africa with various countries exhibiting strong growth in all malware types in the first half of 2021 when compared to the same period last year. This is a 5%...

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Always opt for effective incident response best practices

Always opt for effective incident response best practices

If in any doubt as to the necessity of an incident response (IR) plan, consider this statisticfrom IDC research that reveals that 80% of consumers would take their business elsewhere if directly affected by a data breach. If a security breach is not properly handled...

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How To Not Let Cyberattacks Get The Better Of Your Small Business

How To Not Let Cyberattacks Get The Better Of Your Small Business

Don't let cyber attacks affect your small business    Small businesses are the heart and soul of the economy – each offering job opportunities, growing various industries, and enabling ambitious people to live their best lives doing what they love. Yet, with the...

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5 ways to ensure you are adequately insured at the right price

5 ways to ensure you are adequately insured at the right price

After over a year of lockdowns, many South Africans have vastly changed circumstances. Managing one’s finances and finding ways to cut unnecessary expenditure has never been more important. As National Savings month draws to a close, Santam shares tips on how...

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The country is no stranger to cyberattacks.

The country is no stranger to cyberattacks.

The country is no stranger to cyberattacks, and after Transnet, state utilities such as Eskom, as well as mining and manufacturing companies, are the next possible targets.   State-owned port and rail operator Transnet will feel the impact of the cyberattack it...

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What I wish I knew about insurance when I was younger

What I wish I knew about insurance when I was younger

Advice for younger adults about insurance  Receiving your very first pay cheque as a young working professional can be a liberating yet daunting experience. Imagine the pride of buying your first car, a pair of name brand sneakers, a designer watch or the newest smart...

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Cyber threats on the rise in these industries in South Africa

Cyber threats on the rise in these industries in South Africa

Cyber threats on the rise in South Africa  Increasingly, companies are looking to adopt smart technologies to optimise production and decision-making in order to create businesses of the future. However, as reliance on autonomous and digital technology grows, so too...

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Increase in claims and regulatory enquiries

Increase in claims and regulatory enquiries

Increase in insurance claims and regulatory enquires Incidences where executives and directors of businesses are being held liable for their role in issues have escalated and this has led to an increase in claims frequency and severity. Claims frequency and severity...

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South Africa’s new driving demerit system faces delays

South Africa’s new driving demerit system faces delays

New demerit system faces delays  The Department of Transport says that the rollout of the Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Act is on target – however, there is less clarity around when the country’s new driving demerit system will be introduced. The Aarto...

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Why your company should never pay the ransomware ransom

Why your company should never pay the ransomware ransom

Why you should not Pay ransomware ransom.   When ransomware hits your business and you watch helplessly as your data begins to encrypt, you may feel the urge to cough up and pay the ransom.   This practice isn’t uncommon as Kaspersky reported earlier this...

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Digital trends in the insurance industry

Digital trends in the insurance industry

Insurance digital trends    The Covid-19 pandemic has ushered in ample opportunities by accelerating the digital transition of tasks that were once considered mundane. In recognition of the importance of this, almost all players in the insurance sector are...

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5 Things to Do After a Ransomware Attack

5 Things to Do After a Ransomware Attack

5 Key Things to do after a Ransomware Attack   In South Africa, 42% of ransomware victims pay the ransom to restore access to their data. Yet for 19% of those, paying the ransom did not guarantee the return of stolen data. However, as public awareness of...

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Why data backups are in the spotlight in 2021

Why data backups are in the spotlight in 2021

Data backups are the spotlight of 2021    In light of the growing volume of cyberattacks - especially since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic - it has never been more important to ensure business continuity and recovery in the event of a disruption....

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62% of employees enjoyed working from home

62% of employees enjoyed working from home

Employees are enjoying working from home    As parts of the world open up and things go back to ’normal’ about 62 per cent of employees said working remotely makes them happier, according to a new survey on Friday.   The Forrester study commissioned by...

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Insurers brace for fresh wave of regulatory reforms in 2021

Insurers brace for fresh wave of regulatory reforms in 2021

Insurers must brace for fresh wave of regulations in 2021  Non-life insurers will have to stay on their toes throughout 2021. Hard on the heels of the Covid-19 business interruption judgments that caught some insurers off guard in 2020, a raft of new regulatory...

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