Compliance with POPIA is more critical than ever as the global COVID-19 pandemic that has seen workforces around the world now working from home, has introduced another dynamic. Scams and security breaches are steadily increasing as employees go about their work remotely.
Ransomware and web-based attacks are on the rise too. People who are scared of getting the virus, are eager to find out the latest information on the pandemic, and are being exploited by clever cyber criminals, who use links pretending to offer new information to lure them into visiting websites potentially exposing them to a number of external threats.
Bear in mind that companies can have the best security tools and solutions in place, but humans remain the weakest link in any organisation’s security armour. This is a growing concern, as the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) is finally here. The act outlines the ways in which businesses need to protect personal data from any security incident or compromise, particularly in the case of data breaches and data theft.
- Lectures 13
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 425
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Yes
Introduction and relevance
The need for protection of personal information
The need for security over personal information