Weak cybersecurity can make benefits of the 4IR null and void

Raising cybersecurity awareness designates a necessary step in successfully addressing cybersecurity issues of the 4th Industrial Revolution and forming ‘cyber intelligent’ leadership, workforce and citizenry. The backdrop Almost all organisations in the future will be digital, and 60% of all global GDP will come from digital sources by 2022, according to the World Economic Forum …

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Your Carmaker is Hacking You!

Although some people think that hacking modern cars rather belong to Hollywood scenarios, we advise you to take preliminary measures and prevent bellicose surprises.   MERCEDES has recently sparked a privacy row by admitting it spies on drivers with tracking devices covertly installed in its cars. The secret sensors, fitted to all new and used …

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Habituation as cybersecurity nightmare and panacea

A number of studies confirmed that people often have a tendency to find ways to work around organisational cybersecurity policies. This     is actually not something that they    do on purpose but rather based on their habits. In other words, this behaviour is an effect of bad habituation. Achieving individual objectives and finding the way of …

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Digital Twin technology is cool but the benefits must be protected

Heavily depending on IoT and the human factor that handling the Digital Twin technology, the benefits and major security risks are inevitably linked to these two factors. Digital Twin technology The Digital Twin technology is described as a digital replica of physical assets (physical twin), processes, people, places, systems and devices that can be used …

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Cyber-allied Blackouts: another SA looming nightmare?

A cyber-related blackout is a looming possibility. If not addressed seriously, the SA reality can turn into nightmares for years to come. The Fin24 portal reported that Eskom will implement Stage 4 load shedding from 12:00 on Saturday, 16 March. Earlier on Saturday morning, the power utility said it would be implementing Stage 2 load …

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Building cybersecurity culture: are we locked into “Cyber Autism”?

“The problem is that we have a huge population that suffers from a form of cyber autism”-   Eh'den Biber. After a number of serious complaints in recent months, Facebook says that they are all about privacy now. A very recent survey presented at the RSA Conference 2019 claims that data privacy was a top concern …

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