Unfortunately, it’s far more sophisticated and disruptive to your business operations. In this article we will look at the type of business records being hacked and the various ways in which the hackers get hold of information. Then we’ll give a few easy tips on how to avoid cyber threats and how to protect your business’s privacy.
In the new information age, hackers most often see potential for abuse because of greater visibility of private life. They retrieve data from various sources and access data which they can use for identity theft and hacking accounts.
When you are aware of the risks, it may be much easier to protect yourself and your business from hackers, viruses and malware. Remember to install a good antivirus and anti-malware program on your computer and keep it updated. Never give out personal information to anyone who calls you on the phone. People can impersonate someone from a legitimate company trying to get information about your username and password and use that information to obtain information about your family and friends.
SERR Synergy assists businesses in compiling an Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) policy where the physical information and cybersecurity risks of organisations are identified and managed to maintain the confidentiality, integrity and legitimate availability of data.
Don’t miss the next part of our analysis and practical guide to ensure cybersecurity and learn how cybersecurity relates to all aspects of information compliance legislation in South Africa.
About the Author: Retha van Zyl completed her BCom Hons (Economics and Risk Management) studies at the North West University. She joined our team in January 2016 and currently holds the title ‘Information Compliance Advisor’. She specialises in POPI and PAIA compliance, which includes compiling and submitting PAIA manuals to the Human Rights Commission. She also compiles and implements ISMS policy to identify risks associated with information security in each department within an organisation.
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