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Science & Defence Technology

Military to spend $10 bn on global cyber security

altMilitary forces, government agencies and private defence contractors are expected to spend over $10 billion globally on cyber security in 2015. This is according to ABI Research's recent Cyberwarfare Technologies for the Defence Sector report.

Facebook activates 'Safety Check' for Nigeria blasts after criticism

altFacebook Inc activated its "Safety Check" feature after deadly blasts in Nigeria late on Tuesday following criticism from users that the social media network was being selective about deploying it.

CSIR bolstering South Africa’s cyber security with data mining, advanced algorithms

CSIR on cyber securityEngineers at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) are working to protect South Africa's private and public networks from illegal cyber activities by employing data mining and creating advanced algorithms.

Electronic Warfare conference report shows new threats and opportunities

A speaker at the Electronic Warfare Africa conference. Photo by Chris Szabo.The Electronic Warfare Africa Conference, hosted by the CSIR, has revealed many possibilities and also vulnerabilities in the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) in the realm of Electronic Warfare (EW) with increasing complexity of operations coupled with decreasing defence budgets.

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