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 […]

Security of the 4th Industrial Revolution

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 […]

Your Carmaker is Hacking You!

Although some people think that hacking modern cars rather belong to Hollywood scenarios, we advise you to take preliminary measures and prevent bellicose surprises.   MERCEDES has recently sparked a privacy row by admitting it spies on drivers with tracking devices covertly installed in its cars. The secret sensors, fitted to all new and used […]

Dear Board Members, we are under attack!

The NASDAQ report revealed that more than 90% of corporate board members and executives said that they cannot read a cybersecurity report and are not prepared to handle a major cyber-attack. The scenery The most recent report has astonished wider public with the statement that, in one of the biggest data breaches ever, a hacker […]

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 […]

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 […]

Digital Twin

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 […]

Cybersecurity Human Factor

Human factor as a perpetual problem in cybersecurity: Are awareness campaigns wonder drugs?

Many well-versed professionals believe that the human factor is – and will be in a foreseeable future – a perpetual problem in cybersecurity. The cybersecurity awareness campaigns are not wonder drugs but can help. It is not a secret that cyber-crime is unstoppably picking up. In 2017 about 978 million people were cheated out for […]

Cyber-allied blackout

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 […]