DATA SECURITY STARTS AT HOME
(OR ON COMPANY LAPTOPS)
Does a company laptop’s data need to be encrypted? What could happen if a laptop gets stolen?
By following a simple online tutorial, attackers can abuse Windows functionality to gain access to a laptop’s valuable data in a matter of minutes.
To adhere to Section 19 of the Protection of Personal Information Act – taking all reasonable measures to secure sensitive data – full disk encryption should be used on company laptops.
Encrypting a hard drive is quite easy and can be done in a few minutes on any operating system. Just Google ‘sticky keys hack’ and ‘encrypt hard drive’.
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, automatic emergency braking (AEB) reduces rear-end crashes by 50% and reduces crashes with injuries by 56%.
Written by Pieter Mouton
At this year’s Mobile World Congress, it was highlighted that the growth of Internet of Things (IoT) is set to continue, reaching 20 billion connected devices by 2020: about 2.5 devices per resident globally.
SA MINING PRODUCTION DOWN 10.8%
In Q1 of 2019, mining production in South Africa fell 10.8% from the previous quarter, 3.4% lower than Q1 2018.
Commodities most affected were diamond, coal and iron ore.
Source: Stats SA
Growing adoption of voice-recognition tech
The global voice-recognition market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of over 16% between 2019 and 2024.
The adoption of voice-recognition technologies adds to the efficiency of various processes: a person can speak about 150 words a minute but type only 40.
Google has released statistics stating 70% of its searches have been made through voice, and indicated adoption is growing.
DARK SIDE OF REMOTE WORK
Flexible employment has come under quite a bit of scrutiny from academics and businesses. The number of US remote workers has increased by 115% in the past decade. This flexibility comes with a compromise: research shows that remote workers are often lonely, not engaged and have a high need for social connection.