Welcome to the eCrime portal! You’re probably asking, what is the eCrime Portal?
The Information Security Group of Africa has partnered with various local and international agencies & organisations to help combat the massive increase in cybercrime. Our objective is to co-ordinate skills & resources across all sectors of South Africa & internationally in order to break the chain of organised cybercrime.
It was confirmed that the South African Government had suffered R400 million in known losses to cybercrime at the end of 2008. What is really scary is how often cybercrime is unreported or even worse undetected.
Zurich Insurance confirmed that it had lost the personal information of 550,000 South Africans in October 2009. According to a recent Pomenon Institute study, the cost of US data breach incidents increased to $204 per compromised customer record in 2009. Whats more is that the 2009 Verizon data breach report estimates that 91 percent of data breaches were linked to organized crime.
The Protection of Personal Information Bill no 9 of 2009 makes it a mandatory legal requirement to report all incidents where personal information is compromised, and introduces civil as well as criminal liability for non-compliance.
Making it easy to report cybercrime, the eCrime portal enables electronic submission of cybercrime incidents. Not only will the eCrime portal assist organisations to comply with the new reporting requirements, it will also enable more accurate South African cybercrime statistics to be collected.
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