Cybersecurity quandary: Is the third party betraying us?

The survey concludes that although nearly 80% of respondents believe software supply chain attacks have the potential to become one of the biggest cyber threats over the next three years. Few organizations are, however, prepared to mitigate the risks. Is, then, a third party betraying us or we are just inattentive? This issue must, anyway, …

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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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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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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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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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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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It does not help to solely blame CISOs for failed organisational security

The security professionals are, often wrongly than rightly, blamed for the failure of organisational information security. Instead of the blame game, we should learn to work together and share the responsibility. A typical scenario in a South African organisation: the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) complains to a colleague from another company that the information …

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