A look at the Protection of PI Act (PoPI Act)

28 Jul

regulation of PoPI Act

For a while, it looked as though South Africa would lag behind the rest of the world when it came to personal information protection laws, but suddenly, all of that has changed. The South African Constitution declares that everyone has the right to privacy, and South Africa is now taking the use and storage of […]

AI vs. a pandemic – giving credit where credit is due

21 Jul

AI Corona tracing app

The time has come to both acknowledge and offer up a round of applause to the technological advancements the world has made. Right now, we owe a big thank-you to technology for aiding frontline workers in the fight against COVID-19. If you think about the world, way back in 1918, when the Spanish Flu wiped […]

Pillow Talk – The Side-Channel Attack

14 Jul

side-channel attacks

It’s an accepted fact that no one would hand over their sensitive information and data to a stranger or criminal knowingly. But what if you’re doing just that each time you use your computer and are simply unaware of what information it’s spewing out, behind your back (or behind the scenes!)? Let’s talk about what […]

COVID-19 Tracing Apps Disguised as Ransomware

7 Jul

ransomware tracing apps

As COVID-19 tracing apps roll out across the world chances are good that one will be coming to a phone near you, soon. Whether these apps slow the rate of infections by identifying people potentially exposed to the virus, who then need to self-isolate to reduce further exposure – is still unproven, yet varying apps […]

eCommerce Becomes Social Commerce as Facebook Rolls Out Shops!

30 Jun

eCommerce trends

For a long time, dedicated business websites were for eCommerce while social media platforms were for connecting with people. And then, all of a sudden, these features merged and become one: social commerce. What is social commerce? Think about the “check out” features on Instagram, the “buyable pins” on Pinterest, and the “shop now” buttons […]

Here’s how the pros of technology outweigh the cons in the workplace

23 Jun

Technology is constantly changing and evolving and while many companies fear change, preferring rather to stick to the technology that they are familiar with, it’s undoubtedly an unproductive endeavour for the future of the business. Yes, new technology comes with its risks, but if you take the necessary security precautions it can really spur your […]

Top 5 Cybercrime Trends during the COVID-19 Era

17 Jun

cybercrime trends

When Coronavirus stole the limelight and drew the attention of literally every human on earth, it seemed the perfect opportunity for cybercriminals lying in wait to strike. And they have been striking hard ever since! What Cybercriminals Have Been Doing While You’ve Been Fixated on COVID-19 A flurry of cybercriminal activity has been going on […]

Heads Up: UIF Covid-19 Relief Scheme Website is Hit by a Data Leak

11 Jun

With identity theft and fraud on the rise, no one really wants any of their personal information “out there” in the public eye. Unfortunately, people who have made use of the government’s UIF Temporary Employer-Employee COVID-19 Relief Scheme during Covid-19 times, are now faced with the risk of having their personal details used against them. The […]

Embracing the Shift to Online Events & Webinars

2 Jun

Online events and conferencing

With more people working from home and the focus being on staying home as much as possible, many event organisers have embraced the online world to ensure that their events, conferences, and expos can still go ahead as planned. While one would think that hosting an event online instead of at a venue, which has […]

Masking Up! There’s Even an App for That!

26 May

maksing up - apps for that

Who could ever have predicted that wearing a face mask would be a sign of the times when today, it seems to be the new norm and a long-term precaution! With companies eager to get back to work they need to ensure that they meet and implement a variety of conditions and measures which include […]