SECURITY

Cybercrooks steal N127b annually in Nigeria, says ComTech minister

Cybercrooks steal N127b annually in Nigeria, says ComTech minister

Nigeria’s ComTech Minister, Barr Adebayo Shittu, has lamented that Nigeria loses N127 billion annually to cyber thieves, warning that if it is not addressed, it posed a great deal of threat to the national economy. Read More

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Wednesday 13 Jul

New PCI multifactor authentication rules: Is it too late?

The PCI (Payment Card Industry) Security Council has extended its requirements for multi-factor authentication to anyone who has access to credit card data.  »
Tuesday 12 Jul

Web apps, a leading cause of security breaches

Web applications are the leading cause of security incidents for financial services, according to the 2016 Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report; this is up from 31 percent from last year’s report. »
Friday 8 Jul

Analyst firm Ovum publishes SWOT analysis of Arbor Networks Spectrum v2.1

Arbor Networks has announced that leading global telecoms analyst firm, Ovum, had published a strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) analysis of version 2.1 of Arbor Networks Spectrum.»
Tuesday 5 Jul

New RSA Via solution innovations strengthen identity assurance and governance

RSA, The Security Division of EMC, has announced new, innovative identity assurance and identity governance capabilities in RSA Via, designed to help organisations effectively balance security and user convenience as they assure identities and better govern and manage privileged access. »
Monday 4 Jul

Study affirms the DDoS challenge

SOUTH AFRICA
The threat of DDoS is becoming ever more ubiquitous and attackers continue to ramp up in both scale and frequency.»
Friday 1 Jul

The sum of details at hand equals the quality of a cyber threat investigation

Just like any detective investigating a crime scene, security analysts need to be able to access all the information pertaining to any threat incident they are investigating. »
Wednesday 29 Jun

ATM/card-related frauds rise 11.95%

NIGERIA
Fraud cases perpetrated through the use of automated teller machine (ATM) and other card payment system has risen 11.95% over last year’s cases, according to the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) annual report.»
Tuesday 28 Jun

Lawmakers want TSA investigated

NIGERIA
Nigeria’s lower house, the House of Representatives, is making moves to investigate how much has come into the Treasury Single Account (TSA).»
Monday 27 Jun

Identity thieves target used hard drives

Companies need to take measures to wipe the hard drives of obsolete technology before selling or donating it, warns Xperien.  »
Monday 27 Jun

Cybercrime in South Africa: The battlefield has shifted

Although the majority of South African businesses are investing in their security infrastructure, many are doing so in the wrong places. »
Monday 27 Jun

RSA acknowledged by Frost & Sullivan for excellence and innovation in its network security forensics

RSA, The Security Division of EMC, has been determined by Frost & Sullivan as winner of the 2016 Global Frost & Sullivan Enabling Technology Leadership Award in Network Forensics for RSA Security Analytics. »
Friday 24 Jun

Top targets for cyber attacks in East Africa

KENYA
Governments are East Africa’s top target sector for cyber attacks, followed by telecoms and financial  services, says a report by Control Risks.»
Friday 24 Jun

Connecting the dots: respond-to-alerts based security posture will not protect

According to an Arbor paper, “Connecting the Dots in Enterprise Security”, advanced threats target a specific company, are designed to bypass traditional controls, and comprise a planned and orchestrated set of attack activities.»
Thursday 23 Jun

DNS attacks on the increase, concern for SA firms

South African organisations will likely see an increase in the volume and severity of network attacks over the coming years, says Arbor Networks.»
Tuesday 21 Jun

BVN fished out 40,000 ghost workers

NIGERIA
Nigeria’s Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment says the Bank Verification Number introduced by the Central Bank of Nigeria has saved the Federal Government billions of naira.»
Monday 20 Jun

RSA: 75 percent of organisations at significant risk of cyber incidents

RSA, The Security Division of EMC, has released data demonstrating that organisations that invest in detection and response technologies, rather than perimeter-based solutions, are better poised to defend against cyber incidents. »

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Ethical Hacking students can’t get a heck of a jobEthical Hacking students can’t get a heck of a job

Botswana ethical hacking students report that they are failing to break into the local job market.