Survey: 98 days to identify advanced cyber threats

Survey: 98 days to identify advanced cyber threats

A Ponemon Institute survey has found the average time span for financial services to identify an attack inside the network is 98 days. Read More

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Monday 21 Sep

Reducing the cyber attack surface

The cyber attack surface is much greater than just the business perimeter, says Intact Software Distribution.»
Tuesday 15 Sep

Kaspersky Lab: Businesses report losing up to half a million US dollars due to a security breach

A worldwide survey by Kaspersky Lab in cooperation with B2B International showed that the most expensive types of security breaches are employee fraud, cyber espionage, network intrusion and the failure of third party suppliers. »
Tuesday 1 Sep

NIMC postpones mandatory use of NIN

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), has postponed the date for the commencement of the mandatory use of the National Identification Number (NIN), from September 1, this year to January 9, next year.»
Monday 31 Aug

Cyber security gets topical during ICT pitso

Delegates at Botswana's annual ICT Pitso in Gaborone have agreed there is a need to develop Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Strategies, create cybersecurity awareness and build capacity to address cybercrime.»
Sunday 30 Aug

Frost & Sullivan honours DERMALOG with biometrics prize

Frost & Sullivan has awarded Germany’s largest biometrics manufacturer DERMALOG and its customized solutions and products for Africa with the 2015 African Biometrics Company of the Year Award.»
Friday 7 Aug

Chams urges insurers to embrace IT to grow business

Indigenous IT firm Chams Plc has urged Chief Executive Officers of risk-bearing companies struggling to make appreciable inroads into the rural communities of Nigeria to look in the direction of deploying IT tools.»
Friday 31 Jul

2nd Cyber conference set for October

The African Cyber Risk Institute (ACRI) will host its 2nd Annual African Cyber Conference on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at Cresta Lodge Hotel in Gaborone. »
Monday 27 Jul

Consumers suffering from ‘digital amnesia’

Kaspersky Lab says growing numbers of consumers struggle to recall memories trusted to connected devices.»
Thursday 16 Jul

Information Security: The biggest barrier to the Internet of Things

Trust is critical for IoT to achieve its potential, especially in terms of its adoption by the mass market, says Gemalto.»
Wednesday 15 Jul

Kaspersky Lab, Gabonese Government to Cooperate on IT Security

Kaspersky Lab has signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Agency of Digital Infrastructures and Frequencies (ANINF) in Libreville, Gabon. »
Friday 3 Jul

The importance of password security

Many users assume their passwords are of no value to cyber criminals, says Kaspersky Lab.»
Thursday 2 Jul

Chams unveils ConfirmMe for ease of identity verification

Chams Plc, Nigeria’s leading identity management firm, has unveiled identity verification software called ConfirmMe to the Nigerian public at the company’s headquarters in Lagos.»
Wednesday 1 Jul

CBN extends BVN enrolment

The Central Bank of Nigeria has extended the timeline for the enrolment for the national Bank Verification Number (BVN).  »
Monday 29 Jun

Nigeria BVN deadline looms

Bank customers in Nigeria are reported to be rushing to register for their biometric banking ID as the deadline for the BVNs looms.»
Monday 29 Jun

MTN Business expands partnership with Samsung to offer enterprise customers increased security

Samsung Electronics South Africa has announced that MTN Business has been appointed as a reseller of Samsung’s KNOX licenses to its customers. »
Wednesday 17 Jun

Ghanaian to moderate Council of Europe Conference on Cybercrime

A Ghanaian cyber security expert, Albert Antwi-Boasiako, has been selected by the Council of Europe to moderate a session at its Cooperation against Cybercrime - Octopus Conference in Strasbourg, France.»


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Connectivity critical for Nigeria's ICT sector, says SES chiefConnectivity critical for Nigeria's ICT sector, says SES chief

Connectivity is vital for any country to fully optimise the huge potential of cyberspace, SES Sales Manager for West Africa Joy Nma Emenike tells Kokumo Goodie.


High tech homes: Just press playHigh tech homes: Just press play

High tech, digital homes where everything is automated and connected aren’t the stuff of science fiction any longer, says BNC Technology.