Cybersecurity: The case for the defence

With malware, DDoS and RDDoS attacks on the rise, your best option is to plan for the worst

27th June, 2021
Cybersecurity: The case for the defence
Today’s malware creates consequences reaching far beyond the timespan of a single attack. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

There’s a scientific paper dating from the 1960s, written by the mathematician and early computer pioneer John von Neumann, called Theory of Self-Reproducing Automata. It predicts the age of the computer virus, speculating that it will one day be possible for a mechanical organism to self-replicate, infecting and damaging machines in the way a virus particle attacks the human body.

Today we live in those same viral times: while strains of Covid-19 occupy...

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