cyber attacks

Look into the crystal ball: Our digital security in 2018

The United Nations estimates that today’s 80% cyber-attacks come from highly organised ultra-sophisticated criminal gangs. These organised groups together represent one of the largest economies in the world, making 445 billion USD per annum.  This amount is larger than GDP of 160 nation states! What would cybercriminals likely target this year to increase this amount? […]

cybersecurity fatigue

Cybersecurity Fatigue is a fast emerging sentiment

Desensitised to cyber-crime and cybersecurity? Exhausted with horrifying cyber-attacks stories and revisiting cybersecurity issues every month or quarter? Well, many of us are…As the cumulative effect of this phenomenon erodes our attentiveness, here are a few tips that might help to get back the sensitivity of securing our online life. Have are you ever been […]

data leak

The biggest ever South African data leak has happened, but remain calm

Biggest ever SA data leak has indeed happened. A panic is the biggest allay of cyber criminals but certainly our greatest enemy. Hence, we now need to stay calm and prevent greater consequences of this unfortunate event. The introduction of new information and communication technologies brought numerous benefits to organisations, individuals and communities. However, rapid […]

cybercrime

Can BRICS boost cybersecurity of its member countries?

Despite evident challenges, the BRICS block also offers opportunities to its member countries. Cybercrime: no difference between developed and developing worlds There is not a single day that goes by without reports of serious cyber-attacks on the most developed countries. The latest cybersecurity breaches include thousands of classified files containing personal and sensitive information on […]

cybersecurity opportunities

Cyber-Attack? Not everything is that bleak…

The good news is that everything in this world is bipolar, nothing is entirely good or bad – it depends on our views and abilities to seize opportunities.  Thanks to modern information and communication technologies, we are more connected and are collaboratively able to do more creatively, innovatively and effectively. The sad reality of doing […]

cybersecurity investment

What should the costs of our digital security be?

Although the right answer to this question is always contextual, there are some considerations that can help in determining costs of our cybersecurity. Thanks to modern digital technologies we are more connected, effective and creative. It offers businesses sustainable perspective for growth and innovation. However, the recent infamous WannaCry and Petya ransomware and other cyber-attacks […]

shadow cloud

(Over)Shadowed by IT Cloud

Looming risk of Shadow Cloud and its ominous consequences cannot be ignored by SA businesses but can also be seen as an opportunity. Cloud Computing: Moving data out of the organisational perimeter Companies across all industries have begun to extensively embrace cloud computing, resulting in the current use of over a thousand of these services […]

digital future

Battlestar Galactica and Securing our Digital Future

What our policymakers can learn from globally emerging cybersecurity trends or how to give cybersecurity direction in an increasingly endangered national, organisational and individual cyberspace? There are still conflicting issues in securing our digital future.   Some of our readers might recall a storyline about a popular series called “Battlestar Galactica”. Cylons, smart robots, produced by […]

critical infrastructure

Protecting South African Critical Infrastructure

Prosperous and highly-connected regions of the world are and will be lucrative targets for various adversaries. South Africa is and will be one of the most worthwhile targets on the African continent. A recent global study found that South Africa ranks as one of the top ten most vulnerable countries to cyber attacks. Our critical […]