Cybersecurity – the foundation for success

Most people’s introduction to cybersecurity begins with a dramatic video displaying a balaclava-clad criminal hacking their way into a business and wreaking havoc from a dark room with no windows. Unfortunately, this image tends to create a fear-driven mindset that promotes counter-productive behaviours. Whilst it’s completely true that threats from cyberspace pose significant risks toContinue reading “Cybersecurity – the foundation for success”

Australian Peacekeeper Magazine

Communication and Information Systems (CIS) are ubiquitous in modern operations, from daily administration,logistics and operational planning, through to aircraft maintenance support and mission systems. All of these systems are viewed by opposing forces as valid targets for exploitation of information,denial of service, or outright attack. “It’s our role to ensure Air Force can conduct missionsContinue reading “Australian Peacekeeper Magazine”

DART-A delivers cyberspace security

A HISTORIC Air Force Squadron is now at the leading edge of defending deployed units against cyberspace attacks. Originally formed in 1942 as a bomber unit, No. 462 Squadron (462SQN) now forms part of the Air Warfare Centre’s Directorate of Information Warfare. It has now returned to operations, this time sending Deployable Assessment & RemediationContinue reading “DART-A delivers cyberspace security”

Moral Philosophy of Autonomous Vehicles

Self-driving cars are quickly becoming a reality. Everyone from Volvo to Google are jumping on the bandwagon to design and build autonomous vehicles for the commercial market. California is even already in the process of creating legislation to allow driverless vehicles on the road without a licensed driver. Taking the human out of the loop is almost always a good engineeringContinue reading “Moral Philosophy of Autonomous Vehicles”

Hacking and Securing Smart Cities

In the below video Cesar Cerrudo, the CTO of IOActive Labs and Board Member of Securing Smart Cities, presents his perspective of what a Smart City is before delving into some of his experiences with the security of smart technologies and describing some rather frightening attack vectors and potential scenarios. Finally, he concludes with some recommendationsContinue reading “Hacking and Securing Smart Cities”

Rwanda – The next African tech-hub?

Unfortunately, what first often comes to one’s mind at the mention of Rwanda is the terrible genocide of 1994 that brutally wiped out 20% of Rwanda’s population. President Paul Kagame, previously the commander of the rebel force that ended the genocide, has since been working hard to change the country’s position and reputation. The now completed eRwandaContinue reading “Rwanda – The next African tech-hub?”