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Multi-layer security to combat social media attacksEnterprises are vastly underestimating the risk of social media, says Fortinet distributor Networks Unlimited.»
Where DDoS is a business opportunityDDoS attacks may strike fear into the hearts of anyone involved in the online space, but protecting against them presents a new business opportunity for ISPs, says Networks Unlimited.»
Biometrics in retail expected to boomThe use of biometrics in retail is expected to increase dramatically, says Ideco.»
Kaspersky Lab: Koler ‘police’ mobile ransomware now targets PCs, AndroidKaspersky Lab has issued a warning of ransomware that displays customised messages to victims in over 30 countries.»
NCS: deploy CCTV to tackle insecurity
NIGERIAThe President of the Nigerian Computer Society, Prof. David Adewumi, has urged the Federal Government to invest massively on the installation of Close Circuit Television, CCTV, in strategic places across the nation to address security challenges.»
Small businesses take big IT security risks: Kaspersky LabA new report concludes that a lack of budget remains the biggest barrier preventing small businesses from adopting more advanced IT and IT security measures.»
Fake apps invade Google PlayTrend Micro has released a new report indicating that Google Play has become infested with trojanised versions of apps.»
Kenya Defence Forces Twitter account hacked
KENYAThe Twitter account of the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) has been infiltrated by hacking group dubbed #Anonymous.»
Stanbic advises holiday makers
BOTSWANAAs Botswana enters two days of holidays, Stanbic has urged people not to let their guard down on financial security.»
13,500 new phishing wildcards every monthKaspersky Lab has released data on how many new phishing wildcards it adds to the company’s anti-phishing database every month. »
Is Ghana's cybercrime out of control?
GHANABarely two weeks after Ghana’s Vice-President called on young people not to get involved in illegal internet activities, police arrested a 26-year-old undergraduate student for allegedly defrauding people through a bogus online organisation.»
Increase in targeted attacks against businessKaspersky Lab has found that targeted attacks are on the rise year-over-year, and also identified the business sectors most likely to be targeted.»
IT security: what’s in it for business?IT security spend is too often seen as a grudge purchase by business management. But the fact is – effectively securing enterprise networks is a business imperative, says Networks Unlimited.»
Egypt’s ISPs positioned to deliver DDoS protection
EGYPTISPs in Egypt are uniquely positioned to offer DDoS protection services, says Arbor Networks.»
Special report released on the security of Ghana’s online banking platforms
GHANAA local Ghanaian IT firm, Elcuto Consult, has released a vulnerability report on the security of online banking platforms in the Ghana. »
Nigeria steps up ICT expenditure for public safety
NIGERIANigeria’s Federal Government has stepped up its ICT spending on tools to improve public safety and security.»
FEATURED STORYNigeria’s VAS providers ‘on brink of extinction’
WASPAN chief Simon Aderinlola says unless the regulator intervenes, WASPAN may not have anything left to regulate. Kokumo Goodie reports.
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