Study shows companies lack data awareness, skills

A recent study by Gemalto reveals that two in three companies are unable to analyse all the data they collect, and that only half of companies know where all of their sensitive data is stored. Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash Adding to the uncertainty, more than two-thirds of organisations admitted to not carrying out all…

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Namibia shines at Collegiate Cyber Defence Invitational

Namibia recently participated in the International Collegiate Cyber Defence Invitational – a cybersecurity competition which aims to create awareness of cybersecurity and encourages peer-to-peer learning. Participating universities and colleges came from the US, Namibia, and Indonesia with Namibia being represented by Delta Secondary School (DSS). The object of the competition was to learn, teach, help…

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Why 50,000 ships are so vulnerable to cyberattacks

The shipping industry has been slow to prepare adequate cybersecurity. Alexandersonscc/pixabay, CC BY-SA The story so far Stories about maritime cybersecurity are only going to proliferate. The maritime industry has been slow to realise that ships, just like everything else, are now part of cyberspace. The International Maritime Organisation (IMO), the UN body charged with regulating…

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Orange, Google to co-invest in EMEA startups

Mobile operator Orange has announced a partnership with Google to join forces to co-invest in startups across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The partnership will see startups sourced through the operator’s investment fund, Orange Digital Ventures (ODV), to be jointly evaluated for co-investment by ODV and Google. Primary focus The primary focus will be…

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Where will GDPR and PoPIA leave digital marketing?

2018 is officially the year of privacy: The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will officially come into force on 25 May, followed by its local cousin, PoPIA in the second or third quarter of the year. You may be feeling this already – who hasn’t received a flood of Privacy Policy and Data Protection…

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New data protection guidelines for Africa launched

The Internet Society and the African Union Commission launched new personal data protection guidelines for Africa at the Africa Internet Summit held in Dakar, Senegal this week. © bluebay via 123RF The new set of guidelines highlight how privacy protection and the responsible use of personal data are critical factors in building greater trust online…

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Attention Android users! Be wary of malicious apps

According to South Africa’s Wireless Application Service Providers’ Association (Waspa), the ongoing shift to mobile and Android’s open source appeal has seen increasing attacks on mobile users through malware and ransomware inadvertently downloaded at app stores. © Rancz Andrei via 123RF Waspa has urged the country’s 35 million plus mobile users to be on the…

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IP rights improved in Egypt

CAIRO, Egypt – Egypt has launched a digital forensic lab to improve Intellectual Property Rights’ (IPR) protection and enforcement. The government has made great strides in combating cyber-crime and cracking down on IP infringement. The Government of Egypt has announced today that it is setting up a specialised digital forensic lab for Intellectual Property as part…

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IP rights improved in Egypt

CAIRO, Egypt – Egypt has launched a digital forensic lab to improve Intellectual Property Rights’ (IPR) protection and enforcement. The government has made great strides in combating cyber-crime and cracking down on IP infringement. The Government of Egypt has announced today that it is setting up a specialised digital forensic lab for Intellectual Property as part…

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