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Blackberry, others move into the cyber security game

Sean Kanuck The US may finally be recognising cyber security for the strategic challenge that it represents.  Last week, the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) voted to send its ‘cybersecurity moonshot’ report to the White House. The panel’s recommendations outline a proposed ten-year effort to prioritise cyber security for US national security, commercial industry

Africa needs to beef up cyber security urgently – experts

Africa is being increasingly targeted by hackers and must invest in cyber security, industry leaders said at the third Africa Cyber Security Conference closing Friday in Ivory Coast. Although Africa is not a prime target, "cyber threats have no more borders" and data pirates "attack anything that moves", said Michel Bobillier,

Cyber attacks: Uganda ranked most secure country in Africa

Uganda has been ranked the most secure cyberspace Country in Africa in the recently announced Global National Cyber Security Index. The National Cyber Index is a global organization which measures preparedness of countries to prevent cyber threats and manage cyber incidents. ”Previously 2nd in the 2017 ranking, the elevation to the number 1

Beyond killer robots: how artificial intelligence can improve resilience in cyber space

By Michael Sulmeyer and kathryn Dura Recently, one of us spent a week in China discussing the future of war with a group of American and Chinese academics. Everyone speculated about the role of artificial intelligence (AI), but, surprisingly, many Chinese participants equated AI almost exclusively with armies of killer robots. Popular imagination and

Cyber security, space and future conflict

Editor's note: The insight from Sean Kanuck, IISS Director of Cyber, Space and Future Conflict shows that the battle has gradually shifted to the cyberworld. A group called Intrusion Truth is ‘doxing’ members of the suspected Chinese government hacking unit known as APT10, which has targeted foreign manufacturing and aerospace firms to

Nigerian Navy University Spearheads new courses on security challenges

•18,000 professionals jostle for 45 slots Godsgift Onyedinefu   The Chief of Naval staff CNS), Vice Admiral Ibok-Etteh Ibas, has said that Admiralty University of Nigeria (ADUN) will be the first institution to offer degree programmes in emerging fields, which will give the country an edge in tackling emerging security challenges. Ibas who was

US, Russia, cyberspace and future conflict

Editor's note: is the sumarry of the cyber security news by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) for the week July 20-26, 2018.   Russia hacks away at US elections Hackers from Russia’s military intelligence agency sent spear-phishing emails to at least three candidates running in the November 2018 midterm elections in the United

Cyber Reports: Fitness apps, smartphones threaten security

Director’s cut: Insight from Sean Kanuck, IISS Director of Cyber, Space and Future Conflict At a 6 July cyber security conference in Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin called for closer international cooperation to address cyber attacks. He asserted that cyber threats have reached a level that can only be countered by the combined efforts