SECURITY

Malawi Veep to lead in cyber security meeting

Malawi Veep to lead in cyber security meeting

Malawi’s Vice President Saulos Chilima will next week preside over a sensitisation workshop on Cyber Security organised by the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra) in collaboration with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa). Read More

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Fighting the insider threatFighting the insider threat There has been a growing focus on the threats posed by company employees who have access ...
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Zambia to host Southern African Banking and ICT Summit 2015Zambia to host Southern African Banking and ICT Summit 2015 Efforts to curb increased incidences of cyber crime within Africa’s financial institutions, Government Agencies and ...
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E-PPAN alerts bank customers on fraudstersE-PPAN alerts bank customers on fraudsters With many bank customers that use the electronic payments falling prey to fraudsters, Electronic Payments Providers ...
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Thursday 2 Apr

TESPOK, Kenyan government monitoring cybercrime

KENYA
The Telecommunications Service Providers Association of Kenya (TESPOK) and the government are monitoring and collecting data on cybercrime on the country’s networks in a bid to tackle the growing problem.»
Thursday 2 Apr

Cybercrime now a “top five” economic threat in East Africa

KENYA
Cybercrime has grown to become one of the top five types of economic fraud in East Africa, according to PwC manager John Kamau.»
Wednesday 1 Apr

Stanbic Bank offers holiday tips to ATM users

BOTSWANA
As has become the norm during the holidays, Stanbic Bank Botswana has prepared safety tips for those wishing to use ATMs ahead of the Easter long weekend as part of a concerted effort to ensure greater financial security amongst Batswana.»
Monday 30 Mar

Cyber law takes bite at first victim

BOTSWANA
Journalist and blogger Daniel Kenosi has become the first known casualty of the cybercrime law that Botswana's law makers have been trying to put into effect. »
Tuesday 24 Mar

How to beat cyber criminals – Kaspersky

KENYA
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.»
Thursday 12 Mar

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.»
Wednesday 25 Feb

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? »
Tuesday 24 Feb

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.»
Monday 2 Feb

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. »
Thursday 29 Jan

Leading newspaper site hacked

BOTSWANA
Botswana is seeing unprecedented cases of internet hacking with one of the latest attacks targeting one of the country’s leading private newspapers, Mmegi.»
Wednesday 28 Jan

Senegal hit by wave of cyber attacks

SENEGAL
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.»
Wednesday 28 Jan

Cyber attacks may get more virulent, Cisco, Kaspersky warn

KENYA
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.»
Wednesday 28 Jan

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

GHANA
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.»
Monday 26 Jan

Software vulnerability led to Ghana govt site hack

GHANA
A software vulnerability and failure to update software led to the hacking of some websites on the government of Ghana’s official portal.»
Sunday 25 Jan

CBN issues directive on two factor authentication for internal banking processes

NIGERIA
The Central Bank of Nigeria has issued a directive requiring all deposit money banks (DMBs) to implement two factor authentication for internal processes this year.»
Tuesday 20 Jan

SA: 57% could not recover money stolen in online fraud

SOUTH AFRICA
A recent survey conducted by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International found that more than half of those respondents in South Africa who lost money in fraudulent online transactions did not get all – or sometimes any – of their funds back.»

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