October is Cybersecurity awareness month

October 1, 2020 by Riaan de Villiers

October is cybersecurity month. LAWtrust will raise awareness of the new POPI Act during October. Each week LAWtrust will discuss a different aspect of the act while providing facts and tips.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month


October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The aim is to raise awareness about online threats faced by organisations and individuals.

During 2020 the largest global trend was malicious attackers exploiting the chaos caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Most commonly, attackers used phishing attacks to target unsuspecting users.

In South Africa a big issue was the POPI Act (POPIA) that was signed into law. During October, LAWtrust will promote awareness of the POPI Act. Each week we will look at two principles of the Act, providing facts, dispelling myths and giving compliancy tips.

At the end of each week there will be a quiz to test your knowledge. Participate in all four quizzes and you can stand a chance to win some nice prizes.