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Assessing the human equation in the cybercrime epidemic

Assessing the human equation in the cybercrime epidemic

Opinion piece by Nicol Mullins, ‎principal consultant at ‎Mercer Consulting South Africa

Cybercrime is rampant in South Africa. In a 2017 report, Gartner predicted that cybercrime might become the greatest threat to every person, place, and thing in the world within the next five years.  The recent data breach at Liberty is testament to this. Recently, the company had reported that hackers had infiltrated their IT system and had threated to reveal critical customer data should a ransom not be paid. In another breach, close to a million (934,000) personal records of South...

Movie review: Colossal

Movie review: Colossal

If you’re into mind-boggling, challenging and puzzling movies that take you on unexpected twists and turns and leave you thinking “what the actual?”, then...

Data management helps control foodborne disease

Data management helps control foodborne disease

Recent attention around the Listeriosis outbreak has highlighted the necessity for increased digital communication and data storage to eradicate foodborne diseases on a more...

The failure to protect your child online is irresponsible parenting

The failure to protect your child online is irresponsible parenting

The Internet can be an unsafe place for a child. Is it not then a parent’s responsibility to protect their child and is the...

The productivity puzzle

The productivity puzzle

Is your small business losing valuable time?

What could your business achieve with an extra 31 hours of productive time each week?

Spend more time cultivating...
Cybersecurity trends –  SA in 2018

Cybersecurity trends – SA in 2018

Cybersecurity is a hot topic in South Africa and in fact, the world over – in the face of recent, highly publicised cybersecurity breaches and the emergence...

Fak’ugesi festival to ignite Jozi

Fak’ugesi festival to ignite Jozi

Africa’s biggest digital innovation festival returns this September.

From 6 to 16 September 2017, the Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival will once again transform Johannesburg...

Is next-gen tech risking ISP profit?

Is next-gen tech risking ISP profit?

There is no doubt that technology has helped put the consumer into the driving seat, allowing users to influence the way in which organisations...

7 steps to avoid DDoS onslaught

7 steps to avoid DDoS onslaught

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks continue to evolve at an alarming rate, causing major concern for CIOs, CSOs and CEOs across South Africa,...

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