Cyber Threats

The Evolution of Cyber Threats in the South African Context

Abstract:

Cyber threats and criminals continue to evolve their modus operandi in order to take advantage of users. Globally, threat vectors may be modified in order to provide a new avenue of exploitation. This paper provides an assessment of the development of cyber threats in the South African context. The aim is to create awareness of how cyber threats are developing and advancing. In this paper, the authors investigate the progression of existing threats globally and how threat actors are adapting their tactics in order to further exploit users. For the South African audience, it aims to provide a fresh perspective on how threats will advance in the short term so as to develop more adaptive methods of defence and security.

A Cybersecurity Architecture That Supports Effective Incident Response

Abstract:

A Cybersecurity Operation Centre (SOC) is a centralized hub within an organisation that houses people, processes, and technologies aimed at continuous monitoring of the organization’s assets in order to prevent, detect, analyse, and respond to cybersecurity incidents against that organisation. SOCs are critical to the collection, analysis, and response to cybersecurity events and incidents faced by an organisation. This article discusses the architecture of an SOC that enables quick and timely responses to events and incidents. Firstly, the article describes an architecture of the SOC, the SOC’s processes, personnel, and technologies. Secondly, the article discusses what type of information and logs should be collected, analysed, and interpreted. Lastly the article discusses how to handle an incident through the six stages of incident response.

Cyberwarfare: Threats, Security, Attacks, and Impact

Abstract: 

Cyberwarfare, an emerging topic within computer science, has the potential to disrupt power grids, cripple economies, and cause political unrest. This paper first discusses investigations into the different groups behind cyberwarfare activities, from nation states to individual hackers. This is followed by an overview of cyberwarfare attacks covering methods, targets, and impact. Next, the economic, socio-political, and infrastructure impacts from cyberwarfare are considered. The paper concludes with a discussion of ways to mitigate the damage from these types of attacks, the importance of learning from the attack methods, and suggestions to prevent future attacks.

Journal of Information Warfare

The definitive publication for the best and latest research and analysis on information warfare, information operations, and cyber crime. Available in traditional hard copy or online.

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AI
APT

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C2
C2S
CDX
CIA
CIP
CPS

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DNS
DoD
DoS

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SOA

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