In this issue

Cybersecurity is ad hoc at best and severely lacking at worst, according to EY’s latest report on mining firms. 97% of mining companies admit to being unprepared for the digital future, despite more than half experiencing a significant cybersecurity incident last year. Do mining companies need to wake up? We find out what more needs to be done.

We take a closer look at a new partnership between Volvo Construction Equipment and mobile operator Telia, which aims to pilot 5G mobile technology for industrial applications, and track the key developments at the core of South Africa’s critical mining industry.

Elsewhere, we assess the potential impact of softening US-North Korea relations and the mineral reserves it could open up, and find out which critical minerals the US is investing in. Plus, we ask whether sand mining contributed to the Hurricane Harvey floods, and with 2017 declared the best year yet for mining by PwC, we look at the record revenues to see how they could inform future decision-making.

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Katie Woodward, editor