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Uncontrolled use of social networks a security risk for the SANDF

Thursday, March 12, 2020   (0 Comments)

By Guy Martin  |  March 12, 2020  |  Defence Web

 

The uncontrolled use of social media networks poses security risks to the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and other military forces, according to the SANDF.

Major Gert PJ de Jager, speaking at the recent Electronic Warfare South Africa (EWSA) conference in Pretoria, said that in the information age information and knowledge is easily accessible.

De Jager noted that offensive information collection is an important part of military operations and is “a valuable input to determine the outcome of battles and victories.” The aim of information collection is to obtain sensitive or secret information that can be used as intelligence. Some of the methods of collecting sensitive information, specifically in the online domain, are open source intelligence (OSINT), eavesdropping, espionage and social engineering. READ MORE...


With over 13,000 members internationally, the Association of Old Crows is an organization for individuals who have common interests in Electronic Warfare (EW), Electromagnetic Spectrum Management Operations, Cyber Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA), Information Operations (IO), and other information related capabilities. The Association of Old Crows provides a means of connecting members and organizations nationally and internationally across government, defense, industry, and academia to promote the exchange of ideas and information, and provides a platform to recognize advances and contributions in these fields.