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The importance of encryption for the defence industry in today’s digital...

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In today’s increasingly digital world, the defence industry is increasingly adopting cutting-edge technologies to enhance its capabilities. These technologies, such as the Internet of...

Enhancing data security in the defence industry through encryption

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In today’s digital era, data has become an invaluable asset for businesses across all industries. However, with this increased reliance on data comes a...

SA, France sign anti-cyber crime agreement

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South Africa and France have entered into a cooperation protocol agreement to improve the Special Investigating Unit’s cyber forensic capabilities. The agreement is expected to...

SANDF officer corps crucial to cybersecurity

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A new addition to the literature on cybersecurity in the wider South African defence sector, specifically the SA National Defence Force (SANDF), reports the...

South Africa in top five countries affected by cybercrime in 2022

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South Africa ranked number five globally in a list of countries worst affected by cybercrime in 2022, according to a new report, with 56...

Hardening the root of trust for digital transformation

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It’s common knowledge that cyber-attacks are growing in both frequency and sophistication. Bad actors are more determined and cunning than ever, constantly honing their...

ISS: Keeping the humanitarian sector in Africa safe from digital threats

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Last month’s cyber-attack on the International Committee of the Red Cross and its affiliated bodies showed that the humanitarian community isn’t immune from cybercrime....

Deluge of digital repression threatens African security

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African governments are using the pretext of security to restrict digital communications and citizens’ rights. In the process, they are inadvertently contributing to economic...

US moves to control sales of hacking tools abroad

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The US Commerce Department on Wednesday announced new rules intended to curb the sale of offensive cybersecurity products to some countries with "authoritarian" practices,...

Work from home fuelling cyber attacks, says global financial watchdog

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Financial firms may need to bolster their defences in the face of rocketing cyber attacks after employees began working from home, the international Financial...

US to give ransomware hacks similar priority as terrorism

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The US Department of Justice is elevating investigations of ransomware attacks to a similar priority as terrorism in the wake of the Colonial Pipeline...

Leonardo eyes more cyber security deals with EU institutions after parliament...

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Italy’s Leonardo aims to sign more cyber security deals with European institutions after winning a digital contract with the European Parliament, the head of...

US cybersecurity firm FireEye discloses breach, theft of internal hacking tools

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FireEye, one of the largest cybersecurity companies in the United States, said on Tuesday that is has been hacked, possibly by a government, leading...

Hackers hit South African government fund for children and missing people

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Hackers attacked a South Africa’s justice department fund last week, the department said on Wednesday, but said it did not receive any ransom demands. They...

North Korean hackers ramp up bank heists: US government cyber alert

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North Korean hackers are tapping into banks around the globe to make fraudulent money transfers and cause ATMs to spit out cash, the US...

Australia to spend $1.2 billion on cyber security for private sector...

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Australia will spend A$1.66 billion ($1.19 billion) over the next ten years to strengthen the cyber defences of companies and households after a rise...

‘Payment sent’ – travel giant CWT pays $4.5 million ransom to...

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US travel management firm CWT paid $4.5 million this week to hackers who stole reams of sensitive corporate files and said they had knocked...

Australia to spend nearly $1 billion to boost cyber security

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Australia will spend A$1.35 billion ($926.1 million) over the next 10 years to boost its cyber security defences, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on...

Obscure Indian cyber firm spied on politicians, investors worldwide

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A little-known Indian IT firm offered its hacking services to help clients spy on more than 10,000 email accounts over a period of seven...

Cyber-intel firms pitch governments on spy tools to trace coronavirus

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When law enforcement agencies want to gather evidence locked inside an iPhone, they often turn to hacking software from the Israeli firm Cellebrite. By...

Cybersecurity experts unite to fight coronavirus hacking

A 400-strong international group of volunteers with expertise in cybersecurity was formed to fight hacking related to the novel coronavirus. Called the COVID-19 CTI League,...

Who defends the web?

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Throughout history, technological advances and new discoveries have led to military reorganization. Eight years after the first flight, planes flew in combat in World...

Smart cameras and baby monitors vulnerable to hackers, warns UK cyber...

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Baby monitors and wireless cameras risk being hacked by cyber criminals unless people take security measures to protect themselves, British security experts warned on...

A web of threats, a world of potential

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Internet penetration in Africa lags behind much of the world, but the continent is catching up fast. Nations are investing heavily in fiber optic...

Kaspersky detects more than 100 million attacks on smart devices in...

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Kaspersky honeypots – networks of virtual copies of various internet connected devices and applications – have detected 105 million attacks on Internet of Things...

Two charged with terrorism over Bulgaria’s biggest data breach

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Prosecutors have charged two workers at a cybersecurity company with terrorism as part of an investigation into Bulgaria’s biggest-ever data breach, a lawyer for...

Police need intercept tools as mobile networks develop

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European law enforcement agencies set to lose the ability to tap criminals’ mobile devices with the launch of 5G technology must be brought into...

Adopting military tactics to fight the cyber war

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Businesses rely on predictions in order to set their strategies for the future, yet no one can predict precisely what will happen in 10...

UK invests millions of Pounds towards Army cyber operations

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The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence will expand its commitment to cybersecurity with new Army cyber operations centres and is allocating £22 million in...

Research finds impersonation, phishing attacks on the Rise in South Africa

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A new report has found that 88% of South African firms experienced phishing attacks in the past year. In its third annual State of Email...

Global cyber attacks increasingly sophisticated – PwC

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phiPricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is seeing an escalation in the sophistication and impact of cyber attacks across the globe. This, coupled with the fact that organisations need...

CSIR enhances cyber offerings

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is promoting its wide array of cyber defence and security offerings, including a cyber test range,...

Cyber expert credited with stopping ‘WannaCry’ attack admits malware charges

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A British cyber security researcher hailed as a hero for neutralizing the global “WannaCry” ransomware attack in 2017 has pleaded guilty to U.S. charges...

Belgian cybersecurity agency finds no threat from Huawei

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Belgium’s center for cybersecurity has found no evidence that telecoms equipment supplied by Huawei Technology could be used for spying. The agency, which reports to...

Bayer contains cyber attack it says bore Chinese hallmarks

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German drugmaker Bayer has contained a cyber attack it believes was hatched in China, the company said, highlighting the risk of data theft and...

Stellenbosch to host cyber warfare conference

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The Security Institute for Governance and Leadership in Africa (SIGLA) at Stellenbosch University will be hosting an international cyber workshop later this month. This will...

The inevitable convergence of physical and cybersecurity

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It may not be immediately clear as to how, but physical and cybersecurity are converging and the need for a combination of...

Milkor offering proactive and defensive cyber solutions

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Milkor's new cyber division is offering extensive solutions that have already attracted a number of clients. Nelis Strydom: Head of Business Development: Africa...

Airbus outlines CyberSecurity predictions for 2018

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Researchers at Airbus' external Cyber Security business have compiled their top technology predictions for 2018, based on trends identified at its Security...

Department of Defence aims to beef up cyber security

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The South African Department of Defence (DoD) is emphasising the importance of improving the country's cyber security, and aims to set up...

Global cyber attack could spur $53bn loss

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A major global cyber attack could trigger an average of $53 billion of economic losses, a figure on par with a catastrophic...

Hackers again prove their global power with latest attacks

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Two major global businesses with offices in SA are among hundreds of organisations across the world to have been infected by a...

Cyber Security Bill heads to Parliament

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The Cyber Crimes and Cyber Security Bill will soon be tabled in Parliament. This is according to a media advisory on the...

Cyber Security Bill gets Cabinet nod

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Cabinet has approved the introduction of the wildly criticised Cyber Crimes and Cyber Security Bill (Cyber Security Bill). Government decided to introduce the...

Denel forms cyber security division

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Denel has established a dedicated business unit to counter the growing global threat to the country's security and economic interests. The Denel Tactical...

Tech for jihad on the rise

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Jihadist groups like ISIS have stepped up their use of more secure technologies to accomplish their goals – ranging from propaganda dissemination...

ISS: Security versus privacy in the online age

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Investigations into recent terrorist attacks, such as those in Paris and Jakarta, led to reports of extremist groups using encrypted cell phone...

Chinese military force to take lead on cyber, space defence

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A new Chinese military outfit will lead the country's push to enhance its cyber warfare, space security and online espionage capabilities, Chinese...

Calls to bin SA cyber security Bill

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There are calls for government to bin the draft Cyber Crimes and Cyber Security Bill, recently gazetted for public comment by the...

Military to spend $10 bn on global cyber security

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Military forces, government agencies and private defence contractors are expected to spend over $10 billion globally on cyber security in 2015. This...