Prof SH (Basie) von Solms is the Director of the Centre for Cyber Security at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa.
Seminar organized by the Institute for Strategic Studies in Pretoria, South Africa.
The month of May brought with it the biggest cyberattack in the history of computers – the Wannacry ransomware attacks. The real impact of the attacks will probably never be known, but maybe the clinical statistics of the attacks are not the most important consequences to investigate. There can be no doubt that this is not a standalone event, and that we will see more and more such attacks in in the future – so what are the real lessons we can and should learn from these attacks so that we can be better prepared for the next one?