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Cyber Attacks on the Rise

October is cyber security month and Deputy Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Professor Hlengiwe Buhle Mkhize, says people need to be aware of online risks.

Speaking on Morning Live, she says cyber attacks are on the increase and people need to be educated about the risks of being online. 

People are now accustomed to online banking, buying items from Internet retailers and are active participants in the social media arena. 

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Celebrated every October, National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) – #CyberAware – was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure that all Americans have the information they need to stay safer and more secure online. This year marks the 13th annual NCSAM, co-founded and co-led by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), the nation’s leading nonprofit, public-private partnership focused on cybersecurity education and awareness.
 

Cybercrime Costs SA in Excess of R3b – Study

Studies conducted by the University of Johannesburg's Centre for Cyber Security show that South Africa is the most affected by cybercrime in Africa.

Director, Professor Basie Von Solms, points out that the study has found that South Africa is the most affected by cybercrime in Africa, adding that cybercrime is costing the country in excess of R3 billion per annum.

Von Solms states that, “There are some international statistics proving that South Africa is third on the international list of the number of cybercrime victims, we are then number one in the African continent.”

Zimbabwe to Crack Down on NGOs

Following this week’s protests which rocked the country, from the prison riots, University demonstrations to opposition MDC-T youths protesting, Zimbabwe securocrats are mulling a crackdown on the civil society organisations which they claim are behind the unrest.
 
According to Nehanda Radio, “A series of meetings have been taking place and it has been agreed that the civil society organisations in the country are becoming a security threat hence the need to crack them down.”
 

No Brand SA Delegation at WEF

Brand South Africa has cancelled its plan to attend this week’s high-level gathering of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in the Nigeria’s capital Abuja because of security fears after two bombings and the mass abduction of schoolgirls in the country.

In a letter to its stakeholders, South Africa’s key marketing body points out that, "South Africans travelling to Nigeria can expect to be reasonably safe although they should exercise due caution and vigilance.”

NICRO: Administrator - Pietermaritzburg

The National Institute for Crime Prevention and the Reintegration of Offenders (NICRO) is a national crime prevention nonprofit organisation that works towards a safer South Africa.

NICRO seeks to appoint an Administrator, based in Pietermaritzburg.

Responsibilities:

  • ­Reception;
  • ­Management of office resources and assets;
  • ­Office administration and information management: e.g. petty cash, filing, mail, attendance registers;
  • ­Client file management.

Requirements:

NICRO: Professional Fundraiser

The National Institute for Crime Prevention and the Reintegration of Offenders (NICRO) is a national crime prevention nonprofit organisation that works towards a safer South Africa.

NICRO seeks to appoint a Professional Fundraiser to join its established team, based at its Head Office in Cape Town.

Responsibilities:

NICRO: Social Worker

The National Institute for Crime Prevention and the Reintegration of Offenders (NICRO) is a national crime prevention nonprofit organisation that works towards a safer South Africa.

NICRO seeks to appoint a Social Worker, based in Cape Town.

The candidate will offer their social work skills to a leading South African organisation that is offering programmes towards crime prevention.

Requirements:

Security and Sovereignty in the 21st Century

This interdisciplinary meeting welcomes presentations of research on security studies, international relations, political science, law, history, economics and cross-border cooperation topics.

The conference is supported by the Institute for Cultural Relations Policy (ICRP) and Kodolányi János University (KJU).

Its aim is to serve as a meeting point to facilitate the public exposure of the perspectives and interests of different communities, governments, international organisations, NGOs, businesses, scholars, thinkers and common citizens.

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