SECURITY

Senegal moves to protect citizens’ personal data

Senegal moves to protect citizens’ personal data

Senegal has launched a major public consultation exercise to seek practical and operational solutions to protect its citizens’ personal information, and promote the development of the digital economy. Read More

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Cyber security workshop set for WednesdayCyber security workshop set for Wednesday The African Cyber Risk institute (ACRI) will host a cyber security conference in Gaborone on the ...
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Kaspersky Lab: Ebola hook in “Nigerian” spamKaspersky Lab: Ebola hook in “Nigerian” spam In September spammers produced topical new versions of the old “Nigerian Letter” scam, this time based ...
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Cisco warns of unprecedented growth of malicious trafficCisco warns of unprecedented growth of malicious traffic Threats designed to take advantage of users’ trust in systems, applications and personal networks have reached ...
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Monday 20 Oct

Users cover webcams due to spying fears

Kaspersky Lab research has found a large proportion of computer users cover up their webcams for fear of being spied on.»
Thursday 16 Oct

Malawi’s online job search engine acquires SSL Certificate

MALAWI
Malawi’s first ever online job search engine, has joined the elite in the business by acquiring an Extended Validated SSL Certificate.»
Wednesday 15 Oct

Growing African focus on data security

MAURITIUS
Beachhead Solutions’ new SA and Mauritius country manager explains the challenges and solutions around securing customer data and compliance with new personal information legislation.»
Tuesday 14 Oct

Costly kids: families lose money or data due to children on the net

According to joint research by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International, 18% of users in South Africa have lost either money or important information as a result of their children’s online activity. »
Tuesday 14 Oct

No silver bullet for security

For too many businesses, the idea of a security ‘quick fix’ is tempting, and they learn the hard way that there is no such thing, says Intact Security.»
Monday 6 Oct

Every fifth Android user faces cyber attacks

According to the results of the “Mobile cyber-threats” survey carried out by Kaspersky Lab and INTERPOL between August 2013 and July 2014, every fifth Android-based device protected by Kaspersky Lab security solutions was a target of malware at least once during the reporting period. »
Friday 26 Sep

Risks of cyber attacks hard to define

It is extremely hard to apply to the risks caused by the myriad cyber threats out there, as they are hard to define, harder to prevent, and it is almost impossible to accurately assess the cost and damage of a breach once it has taken place, says Intact Software Distribution.»
Tuesday 23 Sep

Cyber Security Africa set for Ethiopia

ETHIOPIA
The 2nd Annual Ethiopia Banking & ICT Summit will take place in November 21st, 2014 at Sheraton Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.»
Thursday 18 Sep

EFCC searches for $38m bank e-fraudster

NIGERIA
Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)  has started a manhunt for a 38-year-old bank worker over the alleged theft of $38 million from his employers by hacking into computer systems.»
Tuesday 16 Sep

Fake NIN enrolment agents on prowl, warns NIMC

NIGERIA
Nigeria’s National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has raised the alarm over reports making the rounds that eligible applicants must pay certain sums of money before they could enroll for the National Identification Number (NIN).»
Friday 12 Sep

Financial phishing skyrockets

Kaspersky Lab’s experts have reported a substantial increase in the amount of financial phishing in spam globally.»
Thursday 28 Aug

Fortinet: JP Morgan hack has the hallmarks of an APT

The coordinated hacks of JPMorgan Chase and a number of other banks, which was revealed in the global media yesterday, bear all the hallmarks of an APT attack, says Fortinet South Africa.»
Thursday 21 Aug

McAfee names new Regional Director

McAfee, part of Intel Security, has announced the appointment of Trevor Coetzee as its new regional director, South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa. »
Tuesday 19 Aug

Security professionals slam govt, banks over security

NIGERIA
Nigeria’s Information Technology System and Security Professional (ITSSP) body says lenders are putting the cart before the horse by not first considering the security of applications before deploying them.»
Friday 15 Aug

Kaspersky Lab launches free app scanner for Android

To safeguard users against a number of Android vulnerabilities discovered in recent months, Kaspersky Lab has released a free mobile application for the platform.»
Thursday 14 Aug

Police claim rise in cyber crime

BOTSWANA
Botswana Police have indicated that there is marked increase in crimes involving the internet in the country. »

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Schneider Electric off-grid, on-profit solutions to create social change in African rural communitie

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SAP has once again raised its revenue outlook, reporting broad market adoption of SAP HANA and its ‘Run Simple’ strategy validated.