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Kenya, Uganda collaborate on electronic cargo tracking

Kenya, Uganda collaborate on electronic cargo tracking

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) and the Uganda Revenue Authority have signed an MOU on the establishment of an Electronic Cargo Tracking System (ECTS). Read More

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DDoS protection: A broad and multi-faceted approach for financial institutions DDoS protection: A broad and multi-faceted approach for financial institutions With Distributed Denial of Services (DDoS) attacks becoming more complex and sophisticated, so must any defensive ...
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Frost & Sullivan presents Arbor Networks with 2015 global DDoS Mitigation Market Leadership Award Frost & Sullivan presents Arbor Networks with 2015 global DDoS Mitigation Market Leadership Award Arbor Networks Inc., the security division of NETSCOUT, has announced that, for the second consecutive year ...
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Cybercrime, the new realityCybercrime, the new reality 2015 was possibly the year that changed the impact of cybercrime from being “bothersome” to being ...
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Wednesday 20 Jan

Don’t skimp on cyber security

With cyber risks increasing daily, and threats evolving to evade even the most advanced security measures, executives must avoid skimping when it comes to the IT security budget.»
Monday 18 Jan

Kaspersky Lab: Social Network Sharing Makes Users an Easy Target for Cybercriminals

A Quiz from Kaspersky Lab has found that almost a third (30%) of social network users share their posts, check-ins and other personal info with everybody who is online – not just their friends. »
Wednesday 13 Jan

BVN eliminates ghost workers from govt payroll

NIGERIA
The Bank Verification Number (BVN) has helped to eliminate ghost workers from the payroll of the federal government of Nigeria.»
Wednesday 16 Dec

Institute of bankers brainstorms on cyber fraud

BOTSWANA
Cyber risks, such as the threat of data theft and fraud, came under discussion at the Botswana Institute of Bankers (BIoB) symposium.»
Friday 11 Dec

‘Tis the season to be hacked

As retail stores ramp up their online offerings to entice shoppers, companies need to be on guard against ransomware.»
Tuesday 8 Dec

IP: Keeping your secret recipe a secret

From large pharmaceutical organisations to small family-run businesses, all now operate with business critical IP at the core of their operations and need to protect it.  »
Wednesday 2 Dec

DDoS reality check: It can happen to you

The Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) threat has changed to one where the attack types are more diverse and nefarious than before. »
Monday 30 Nov

Kaspersky Lab: 63% of companies affected by internal information security incidents

SOUTH AFRICA
63% of companies have been affected by internal information security incidents, and the largest single cause of confidential data losses are employees, says a new study. »
Wednesday 25 Nov

NIMC apologises for service disruptions at enrolment centres

NIGERIA
The management of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has apologisd to Nigerians who are currently facing challenges enrolling on its platform.»
Tuesday 24 Nov

New NIMC CEO named

NIGERIA
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Engr. Aliyu Aziz Abubakar, as the new Director General and Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria’s National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).»
Sunday 22 Nov

Arbor Networks enables availability protection for industry's most comprehensive DDOS defence

Arbor Networks, the security division of NETSCOUT (NASDAQ: NTCT), has announced the industry's most comprehensive portfolio of products and services for DDOS protection, delivering unmatched scalability, deployment and cost flexibility to meet the needs of any organisation, from the world's largest service providers to small and mid-sized emerging growth businesses.»
Monday 9 Nov

Advanced cyber threats on the increase in energy sector

Energy businesses are increasingly attractive targets for cyber attackers given their high visibility, central role in the world economy and the politically sensitive nature of their global operations.»
Tuesday 3 Nov

Nigeria BVN: extension for diaspora customers

NIGERIA
Following the expiration of the timeline given by the CBN for all bank customers to enrol on the Biometric Number Verification (BVN), at the weekend, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday said only disapora customers would be given the grace to continue enrolment till January 31, 2016.»
Tuesday 3 Nov

Online bank accounts targeted over 5m times

During the past quarter, there were 5.68 million notifications about attempted malware infections to steal money from users via online access to bank accounts, says Kaspersky.»
Sunday 1 Nov

CBN: 40m customers enrolled into BVN

NIGERIA
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says over 40 million accounts have so far been enrolled in the Bank Verification Number (BVN) exercise.»
Wednesday 28 Oct

Nigeria’s electronic fraud losses hit N4b

NIGERIA
With the introduction of the cashless economy scheme of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) designed to discourage use of cash, electronic crooks seem to have become more daring, fleecing banks and customers of over N4 billion.»

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