Cyber law

Cyber breaches: Human element remains by far the biggest vulnerability

By Rob Rafferty I was sitting in a client’s reception, paging through an October 2022 edition of De Rebus, when my eye caught a well written article ‘The need for […]

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Due care and cyber security prevention practices

By Rob Rafferty In my previous article, I discussed the false sense of security when it comes to cyber insurance, and the need to complement such insurance with certain prevention […]

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Ponder before posting, as you may not have the right to be forgotten

There are two approaches that continue to define the global and South African media landscapes, namely, social media and citizen journalism. In its basic form, social media include platforms, such […]

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Is the metaverse a far-fetched reality to access justice?

The metaverse is not a concept that is new within the technology space, despite many of us only having heard of it in recent years. Following the announcement made by […]

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Do legal practitioners truly understand the danger of ChatGPT?

Chat Generative Pre-trained Transformer (ChatGPT) is a phenomenon by OpenAI. The chatbot was launched in November 2022 and has over 100 million users with 13 million unique visitors per day. ChatGPT […]

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Balancing freedom of expression and cyberbullying: Exploring the boundaries

Freedom of expression is a fundamental right enshrined in many constitutions worldwide, including South Africa’s (SA’s) Constitution. It is the cornerstone of democratic societies, allowing individuals to express their opinions, […]

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The dangers of business e-mail compromise

By Karabo Sekailwe Orekeng There has been a global challenge of cybercrime, hence the importance of cyber security, which guards against hackers and online criminality. ‘South Africa has the third […]

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ChatGPT: Exploring the risks of unregulated AI in South Africa

ChatGPT is a technological breakthrough like no other. Even though the technology has been around for a long time the latest innovation of generative artificial intelligence (AI) exploded onto the […]

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Legal firms breached as data sold on dark web markets

The risks associated with cyber extortion engulf every industry as cyberattacks make the headlines daily, and as cybercrime hits pandemic levels, we see a shift to data theft and extortion […]

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How do we control the cyberattack beast?

Most companies believe that because they are small in size, they will never have to face a cyberattack. Hackers and cybersecurity criminals target every kind of business, as long as […]

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