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Cybercrime and social media threats in SA

Publication Date: 
Monday, June 11, 2018

Media briefing

While most South Africans especially the youth are actively using social media and the internet for most of their daily operations, they remain vulnerable to cyber threats and attacks.

Cybersecurity experts from the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) will brief the media on some of the latest scientific research on cybercrimes conducted by the organisation.

Contact Person

David Mandaha

+12 841 3654/ 072 126 8910

dmandaha@csir.co.za

Media briefing

While most South Africans especially the youth are actively using social media and the internet for most of their daily operations, they remain vulnerable to cyber threats and attacks.

Cybersecurity experts from the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) will brief the media on some of the latest scientific research on cybercrimes conducted by the organisation.

The briefing, scheduled to take place on Monday, 11 June in Pretoria, will also present the opportunity for young researchers to showcase their research in social mining data, network vulnerability, data science for public safety and cybersecurity.

The outcomes of the research will outline how social media and other platforms are being used to defraud the society and provide solutions on how to be vigilant.

Media is invited as follows:
Date: Monday, 11 June 2018
Time: 10:00-11:30
Venue: 627 Meiring Naude Road, Brummeria, CSIR South Gate, Building 43 Auditorium                                            

NB: Members of the press will be required to produce a form of identity i.e passport, ID or Driver's licence to gain access to the CSIR.

Please RSVP with Kgauhelo Dioka on 012 841 2972/ 0733988633 or KDioka@csir.co.za

For enquiries:
David Mandaha: CSIR Media Relations Manager
Tel: +12 841 3654/ 072 126 8910
Email: dmandaha@csir.co.za 

ABOUT US

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, commonly known as the CSIR, is a world-class African research and development organisation established through an Act of Parliament in 1945. The CSIR undertakes directed, multidisciplinary research and technological innovation that contributes to the improved quality of life of South Africans.