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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Cyberwar arena as the modern days Wild West

In today’s highly connected world, the battle for economic supremacy is primarily if not entirely being fought in the cyberspace. The danger lies in the fact that this space is currently barefacedly unregulated – the Wild West-like. A new arms race is in progress with the cyberweapons race being increasingly proliferated worldwide. It is obvious …

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Looking Into the 2019 Cybersecurity Crystal Ball

Our crystal ball forecasts that the cyber-attacks and data breaches in 2019 will continue to increase in both frequency and intensity. The ransomware,cryptojacking, more focused spear phishing, IoT infiltration, shadow IT, cyber warfare, new online identification ways, push for better education and training, boards and executives involvement are just some of the predictions. It is …

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Who will protect our digital future, Mr President?

A few days ago, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a package of immediate economic reforms and spending plans in an effort to boost South Africa's sluggish economy. This, among others, includes boosting tourism, business travel and agriculture, allocation and use of high-demanded radio spectrum, mining, township economy and the infrastructure projects. It is needless to prove …

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Burying head in the sand is yet another way to the cybersecurity Armageddon

The US-based Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) announced last Wednesday the annual cost of cybercrime for the global economy amounts to USD 600 billion or 0.8% of the world’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). This is an increase from a 2014 study that put global losses at about USD 445 billion! The Ponemon Institute …

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Are we heading towards cybersecurity Armageddon in South Africa?

The newest cyber-attacks of a self-confessed hacker, known as Paladin, on the government departments’ and agencies’ websites showed unpreparedness of these entities to protect their informational assists. As we warned before, if nothing significant changes, South Africa will inevitably head towards cybersecurity Armageddon. A number of reports in the last two years revealed that the …

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