IT security in focus in Tanzania this week

SECURITY

|
Image: By BiztechAfrica
IT security in focus in Tanzania this week

By Hudson Kazonta, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Tanzania will host the International Information Computing Technology Security Conference on 27th April this year in Dar es Salaam. The conference will address the risks of using mobile devices for personal, corporate and mobile banking applications.

The aim of Conference is to gather industry stakeholders, International Service Providers, and the financial and telecommunication public regulators to understand the challenges which face in securing mobile money and mobile banking services.

Another aim will be to raise awareness in the area of information security, highlighting the current attack methods and major risks faced by any organization which uses Information Technology as a business enabler and/or to deliver key services.

The conference will be the first and most prominent Information Security Conference on mobile money and mobile banking held in Dar es Salaam to date.  Also the conference will gather the best of breed research conducted on mobile security internationally in order to create awareness among public regulators and industry players.

The Summit will gather policy regulators and private players under the umbrella of Tanzania Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TCRA) in order to initiate a discussion regarding the mobile money and mobile banking security issues that will have to be addressed by industry stakeholders.

TCRA will be able to share Vision and activities that will contribute to build the Tanzania Road-Map for 2012. In particular, the authority will share progress made in the design of the first Tanzanian CIRT.

Tanzania is one of the fastest growing mobile money African markets. Mobile banking and mobile payments solutions are reaching an impressive number of users who intend to benefit from the advantages offered by the branchless banking and mobile money.

Banks and network operators are working together to offer mobile money solutions to an ever more demanding consumer market. In Tanzania the mobile payment service market is regulated by the Bank of Tanzania and TCRA respectively for the financial transactions and the mobile network operations.

As new mobile payments solutions flourish to offer added value to million of consumers, very little seems be known about the Information Security Issues surrounding the technologies adopted.

The Conference will be held in Doubletreeby Hilton Dar es Salaam Oysterbay hotel.



Share the News

Get Daily Newsletter

comments powered by Disqus

MORE SECURITY NEWS

How to beat cyber criminals – Kaspersky

Cyber criminals are getting more daring every day and everyone on the Internet should be wary and take precautions, warns Internet security solutions firm, Kaspersky. Read More

Kaspersky Lab reveals latest cyberespionage tactics: complexity and modularity VS functionality

Nation-state sponsored cyberespionage attacks are becoming more sophisticated, targeting carefully defined users with complex, modular tools, and keeping well under the radar of increasingly effective detection systems, Kaspersky Lab experts have discovered. Read More

Safe Deposit: Defeating cyber-attacks against banks

With online heists once again hitting the headlines, how should banks and their customers protect themselves against similar attacks?  Read More

Large organisations gear up to address aggressive cyber-security business disruption attacks

Although the frequency of a cyber-security attack on a large scale is low, by 2018, 40 per cent of large organisations will have formal plans to address aggressive cyber-security business disruption attacks, up from none this year, says Gartner. Read More

Identity and access management trends for 2015

CA Technologies has identified five key trends for security and identity and access management (IAM) that will impact organisations and security professionals in 2015 as they compete in the application economy.  Read More

Leading newspaper site hacked

Botswana is seeing unprecedented cases of internet hacking with one of the latest attacks targeting one of the country’s leading private newspapers, Mmegi. Read More

Senegal hit by wave of cyber attacks

Senegal has been hit by a wave of hackings in the past two weeks, two of which hit the popular news website Seneweb.com and ADIE. Read More

Cyber attacks may get more virulent, Cisco, Kaspersky warn

Cyber attackers are using more subtle methods to infiltrate corporate networks with the aim of stealing vital information or simply causing mayhem. This is according Kaspersky Lab and Cisco, who say IT security experts should up their game in educating users how to ward off potential attackers. Read More

SIM box task team steps up successes with help from ICT firm

Ghana’s efforts to crack down on SIM boxing fraud have been given a boost by the efforts of Subah Infosolutions Ghana Limited, which now partners with the authorities in the fight against this crime. Read More

Software vulnerability led to Ghana govt site hack

A software vulnerability and failure to update software led to the hacking of some websites on the government of Ghana’s official portal. Read More

PRESS OFFICES

Sage ERP AfricaSAP AfricaSage Pastel AccountingTrust PayVMWareSamsung ElectronicsMitsumi DistributionPhoenix DistributionMTN BusinessSchneider ElectricMultichoiceMicrosoft 4Afrika

FEATURED STORY

2bn priced out of internet access2bn priced out of internet access

A new report from the Alliance for Affordable Internet shows that the price of broadband remains prohibitive for billions in developing and emerging countries, with women and rural dwellers hardest hit.

IN DEPTH

Villagers get solar training at Barefoot College Villagers get solar training at Barefoot College

The Botswana Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) has seconded seven semi-illiterate mostly Ngwatle villagers for a six month solar electrification training course at the famed Barefoot College in India. 

COMPANY NEWS

MTN Group Sustainability Report released

MTN Group’s efforts to advance social development in its markets through the integration of sustainable business practices into day-to-day activities, is yielding positive outcomes, the company’s Sustainability ...