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Driving Innovation and Keeping An Eye on Security!

By Daleen van Dyk – Head: IT MidCity Property Group

Whilst innovation is always key to our success, Data Protection & Cyber Security remains one of our critical priorities and a non-negotiable in the MidCity Group.

More than 6 months have passed since the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (“POPIA”) came into operation.

Globally we are seeing how Cyber Criminal Activities are rising and the property sector is not immune, whether you are an agent or landlord. Just think about the information which is processed and collected by means of mobile devices, analytics, QR codes and so forth.

South Africa is one of the countries that have seen a major increase in Cyber Attacks and Cyber Criminal Activities in the last couple of years.

That said, the MidCity Group has always taken pride in the Protection of Data – whether it is ours or our clients’. It’s a responsibility we take seriously and therefore have effective security measures in place.

9 SECURITY MEASURES THE MIDCITY PROPERTY GROUP HAS IN PLACE TO PROTECTOUR CLIENTS’ DATA (not limited to the present list)

• Microsoft Office 365
• Mobile Device Management
• Sophos Intercept X – Servers and Workstations
• Multi-Factor Authentication
• Sophos Firewall
• Mimecast
• System Backups
• Internal Policies
• Device Encryption

Regarding POPIA

We seek to process the personal information of any third parties in a responsible and lawful manner. We reiterate that we take the Privacy and Information Security of anyone whose personal information and data we process very seriously.

Therefore, not only have we given effect to appropriate legal compliance processes, but we have also undertaken comprehensive internal training and awareness to ensure that our organisation appreciates what is required in terms of POPIA. Furthermore, we are committed to maintaining the highest standards of Information Security and Compliance with regard to Data Protection and Privacy.

All Privacy Notices can be viewed on our sites:
www.midcity.co.za
www.midcityutilities.co.za
www.ascendnatfin.co.za
www.insurecity.co.za

Stay safe with MidCity!

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