NIMC apologises for service disruptions at enrolment centres

NIMC apologises for service disruptions at enrolment centres

The management of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has apologisd to Nigerians who are currently facing challenges enrolling on its platform. Read More

New NIMC CEO namedNew NIMC CEO named Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Engr. Aliyu Aziz Abubakar, as the new ...
Nigeria BVN: extension for diaspora customersNigeria BVN: extension for diaspora customers Following the expiration of the timeline given by the CBN for all bank customers to enrol ...
Online bank accounts targeted over 5m timesOnline bank accounts targeted over 5m times During the past quarter, there were 5.68 million notifications about attempted malware infections to steal ...


Sunday 1 Nov

CBN: 40m customers enrolled into BVN

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

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.»
Monday 26 Oct

The human firewall – turning security’s weakest link into IT’s strongest ally

When it comes to cyber security, people are often the weakest link. A comprehensive approach to ‘people security’ is essential in closing the gap on this particular vulnerability, says Galix.»
Friday 23 Oct

No deadline extension for BVN, says CBN

The Central Bank of Nigeria says it will not extend the deadline for biometric verification number (BVN) registration again.»
Monday 19 Oct

FNB Botswana sensitizes customers on cyber crime

FNB Botswana has advised customers to be vigilant of scammers when purchasing via money transfer and online platforms. »
Tuesday 13 Oct

Worse than it seems: DDoS attacks coincide with other threats

A survey undertaken by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International has demonstrated that, in most cases, a DDoS attack is only the tip of the attack iceberg. »
Saturday 10 Oct

MTN Cameroon launches fight against SIM box fraud

MTN Cameroon has hosted a summit aimed at kick-starting a crackdown on SIM box fraud, which costs telcos millions in lost revenue annually.»
Wednesday 7 Oct

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.»
Friday 2 Oct

Corporations, others to up security spend by 25%

The app economy demands a new approach to security, says a recent study.»
Monday 28 Sep

P@$$wORD_1: How secure is your password?

With organisations being blamed for loopholes that give hackers access to information, companies are increasingly looking at how to better protect their users’ passwords.  »
Thursday 24 Sep

Botswana urged to rethink cyber security threats

The founder of the African Cyber Risk Institute (ACRI) says now is the time for Botswana to create a national cyber risk agenda.»
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.»


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eCommerce in Africa urged to take advantage of mobile eCommerce in Africa urged to take advantage of mobile

The Executive Chairman of Alltel has urged operators of eCommerce in Ghana and Africa as a whole to take advantage of the current trend for Africans to trade online via their mobile handsets. 


Nigeria needs $25b investment in broadband, says WoodNigeria needs $25b investment in broadband, says Wood

Telecoms executive Adrian Wood speaks to Kokumo Goodie about investment potential in Nigeria.