SA needs cyber security watchdog

[Johannesburg, 9 May 2012] - Although in theory, security measures are in place in government and private institutions, in practice, some of SA's most critical data could be open to compromise, says information security specialist and academic Prof Basie von Solms, from the University of Johannesburg.

Professor Von Solms, who will make a keynote address at the ITWeb Security Summit, in Sandton, taking place from 15 - 17 May, is Director of the Centre for Cyber Security (a joint venture between the UN's ITU and the University of Johannesburg). Professor Von Solms warns there are no guarantees of the total security of the nation's personal data.

He adds that in theory, databases containing important national information can be declared critical databases, and government cyber security inspectors can access these databases at any time to ensure that it is adequately protected.
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