Africa’s leading cyber security firm, LAWtrust, has warned that South African businesses must act to protect themselves and their customers – as the world battles a second wave of cyber attacks in the past month.
Email remains any firm’s most important business tool, and 43-trillion emails are sent annually – with company employees each receiving about 100 daily. Yet it is one of the weakest links in terms of cyber security.
The most effective defense against the “WannaCry” global cyber attack is to update operating systems, install software updates and be on high alert for suspicious emails.
Internet security and security certificates are in the news, and not for good reasons. There has been quite a lot of noise about some of them not being as reliable as their providers claim.
Data has become the lifeblood of modern life as everything from room temperatures and health records to banking details and WhatsApp messages are collected and stored.
Increasingly sophisticated threats to data security, coupled with the introduction of new legislation, is forcing companies to protect personal information and driving demand for cryptographic expertise.
Zix Email Encryption secures South African customer data in email and assists compliance with Protection of Personal Information Act.