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Protecting personal identity: the heart of cyber-security

Protecting personal identity is at the heart of all internet security, says South Africa’s LAWtrust, a specialist online security provider. To find out why, and how this affects you and your business, pop by the LAWtrust stand at this year’s ITWeb Security Summit, at Vodaworld on 17 May

Properly protect information pertaining to identity – yours and that of your clients – and you will better guard yourself against the negative effects of security breaches.
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Properly protect information pertaining to identity – yours and that of your clients – and you will better guard yourself against the negative effects of security breaches.

Protecting personal identity is at the heart of all internet security, says South Africa’s LAWtrust, a specialist online security provider.

To find out why, and how this affects you and your business, pop by the LAWtrust stand at this year’s ITWeb Security Summit, at Vodaworld on 17 May. The conference looks at how our online security needs are changing and is to be addressed by international experts such as former US government security expert Rebekah Brown, London-based information technology security expert Mustafa Al-Bassam and South African author Lauren Beukes.

Properly protect information pertaining to identity – yours and that of your clients – and you will better guard yourself against the negative effects of security breaches, says LAWtrust professional services consultant, Dr Aleksandar Valjarevic.

A failure of this type can be enormously damaging to a business’s reputation.

“LAWtrust is here to help. Not only are we 100% South African but we are also globally accredited to safeguard data, and these days it’s the data – not the device – that needs protection,” says Christi Maherry, CEO and founder of LAWtrust.

In South Africa, the average cost of a data breach to a company is R28.6-million, according to the Ponemon Institute’s 2016 Cost of Data Breach Study: South Africa, released last year.

Although firewalls and virus protection are still important, learn from our experts, who will be at the stand, about the deeper layer of protection that is needed these days, because so much data is stored in the cloud.

Also, catch Valjarevic’s presentation on how email is any business’s weakest security link, and what to do to protect your business’s emails.

All of this will become so much more important within the next year when South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPI), which will put the onus for the protection of personal information on those who store it.

So catch us at the summit – you may end up being very glad you did.