Poor cybersecurity awareness and training of users is one reason for the high incidence of successful cyber-attacks in South Africa.
The hybrid nature of threats to South Africa’s energy infrastructure can only be solved by an integrated solution, including severe sanctions that should include fines and imprisonment.
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A double agent who operated for the CIA and the Dutch security service against the Stasi tells his story for the first time.
The story of Kylie Moore-Gilbert’s 804 days as a political prisoner is about more than Iran’s human rights abuses, writes Scott Burchill – the West is no model of international citizenship either.
Spies have changed since the days of the Cold War. The sort of information they seek is much broader than just military or intelligence secrets.
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Baker will be the sixth woman, first entertainer and first Black woman to enter after a successful petition from her family and fans.
Members of the Ossewabrandwag on parade during WWII. The then political opposition collaborated with the Germans.
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Following the war, the South African authorities were anxious to charge known war criminals, traitors and collaborators. But nothing came of it.
INtelligence appears to be concentrated on the right-hand side of the stage.
Once again allegations have surfaced that the former US president was a Russian ‘asset’. Maybe so, but that doesn’t mean he was their agent.
Amid increasingly sophisticated ploys online, it can be difficult to tell the difference between innocent social networking and a national security offence.
Giant of literary fiction: John le Carré was both influenced by, and influential on, Britain’s secret services.
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Le Carré drew on his own experience to change public perceptions of the world of spying.
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan applauds during a conference in Istanbul in July 2020 as lawmakers made speeches before voting on a bill that would give the government greater powers to regulate social media.
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As Turkey reaches around the world to spy on and intimidate dissidents, new research shows Turks living in Canada are fearful and make frequent changes in how they live to protect themselves.
The Shaik brothers Moe, Schabir and Chippy after Schabir was found guilty of fraud and corruption and sentenced to 15 years.
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Moe Shaik fancies himself as an analyst who can read people well. And yet, he has a rather large blind spot for his leaders – until they fall out with him.
The Assange saga will drag on for months, if not years, before the UK courts, as his British lawyers fight the extradition proceedings tooth and nail.
As British courts this week hear arguments for and against the Wikileaks founder’s extradition to the US, the questions about journalism, the law and freedom of speech it raises are vital ones.
The Wang Liqiang case may prove to be the most significant national security story since the infamous Petrov affair.
This may turn out to be a major threat to Australian security, but it is important that the political class – including the media – not overreact to the “China threat”.
The alleged attempted penetration of federal parliament is significant, given (if true) its deep implication for Australia’s democratic system.
By (very unusually) confirming the investigation, ASIO boss Mike Burgess gives credibility to the Nine story that made the claim.
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Killing Eve may seem like an ultra-modern take on the spy genre but it is more traditional that it seems.
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The former boss of British intelligence has lashed out at spy novelist John le Carré. The novelist is rather pleased.
The US government wants to seize all the proceeds from Snowden’s new memoir.
Foreign Minister Marise Payne has made clear that Yang Hengjun was not spying on behalf of Australia, but it may matter little in China, where the conviction rate is more than 99%.
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The detained writer is entitled to Australian consular access while in prison in China, but like other detained Chinese-Australians, Canberra has few other legal options to help him.