5G security: Is the cheese already moved?

With 5G just around the corner, it seems that people are struggling to understand all its facets - including cybersecurity. The 5G brings far-reaching changes, significantly different from previous generations of mobile communication networks as it will cause major modifications in technology and network architecture. This architecture will connect an enormous volume of the internet …

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Deepfake: A fake news on steroids

Instead of being mostly textual, the fake news era brings digitally altered video and audio also known as deepfakes. These have a real potential to further erode already undermined public trust in journalism but also to cause serious security impediments. The term deepfake was first coined on the online platform Reddit in 2017 by an …

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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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