AI, blockchain and other exponential technologies are changing the face of hacking. For example, the 2017 data breach of the South African Master Deeds database, which saw 33 million South Africans’ personal data publicly released online. It has become commonplace to see headlines in the media about big corporate data breaches and mass phishing scams. Through the internet fraudsters now have access to our personal data, making cybersecurity a critical priority in our personal and professional lives.
Meet the ethical hacker
Matt Marx is Dean of Future Crimes and Security at xTech.Institute.. As co-founder of a blockchain cybersecurity start-up, he has helped a number of companies improve their cybersecurity posture.
He is an ethical hacker. An ethical hacker, also known as a white hat hacker, is an information security expert who attempts to penetrate the computer systems, network or other cyber resources, on behalf of its owner, to find vulnerabilities that a malicious hacker could take advantage of.
Matt was recently a panelist at the CA(SA) of the Future Conference, sponsored by Investec and SAICA, where he shared his insights on crimes of the future.