Just like that, the year end is upon us. What an interesting and scary year it has been. In our world we have come through some of the biggest global cyber attacks, taking down thousands of machines around the world. We have seen South Africa’s largest ever personal data leak and political turmoil, corruption and corporate liars have created panic across South Africa.
We are seeing some massive organisations losing a third or more of its market cap overnight because investors and customers are growing tired of dodgy dealings and corporate shenanigans. It is time for all South African businesses to review who they work with; can you trust your ICT and Information Security providers – even after their corrupt and illegal dealings are flashed across all the news channels?
The damage this is doing to our country and those organisations’ innocent staff is catastrophic. This is the time for all good, ethical businesses to take a stand to cut this out. Let us be a beacon in the fight to stop cyber-crime and insider collusive fraud.