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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Awareness as the Cybersecurity Brass Tacks: Tips for 2019

Awareness Repetitio est mater studiorum (Repetition is the mother of all learning) says a well-known Latin proverb. The same applies to the cybersecurity awareness programmes. Organisations of all sizes and types, from small to large multinational businesses, from corporations and government agencies to healthcare providers and academic institutions, can be targets of cyber-attacks. From the …

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Working Remotely – Do You Think You Are Secure?

The office space has changed over the last few decades: from cubicles and open space to what The New York Times has described as a ‘palette of places’. However, despite numerous benefits, cybersecurity of remote working can be a headache for companies, their employers or clients. Although the remote working is increasingly popular among newer …

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