The idea of cyberattacks

This is a fun one! How ready is South Africa for the new frontier of cyberattacks? The same technology that gives us social media and the ability to send text messages from our fridge is also being used for theft, extortion and election interference. Jessica speaks to Karen Allen, a Consultant at the Institute for Security Studies in Pretoria, who is tracking Emerging Threats in Africa and their impact on human security. The books and resources mentioned in this episode are:

Karen’s article on cyberattacks in The Guardian

The Capture (TV series)

"The Perfect Weapon" by David E. Sanger

"The Age of Surveillance Capitalism" by Shoshana Zuboff

South Africa’s new Cybercrimes Bill comes into effect later in 2019