SECURITY

McAfee names new Regional Director

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.  Read More

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Security professionals slam govt, banks over securitySecurity professionals slam govt, banks over security Nigeria’s Information Technology System and Security Professional (ITSSP) body says lenders are putting the cart ...
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Kaspersky Lab launches free app scanner for Android Kaspersky Lab launches free app scanner for Android To safeguard users against a number of Android vulnerabilities discovered in recent months, Kaspersky Lab has ...
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Police claim rise in cyber crimePolice claim rise in cyber crime Botswana Police have indicated that there is marked increase in crimes involving the internet in the ...
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Wednesday 13 Aug

Multi-layer security to combat social media attacks

Enterprises are vastly underestimating the risk of social media, says Fortinet distributor Networks Unlimited.»
Friday 1 Aug

Where DDoS is a business opportunity

DDoS 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.»
Tuesday 29 Jul

Biometrics in retail expected to boom

The use of biometrics in retail is expected to increase dramatically, says Ideco.»
Tuesday 29 Jul

Kaspersky Lab: Koler ‘police’ mobile ransomware now targets PCs, Android

Kaspersky Lab has issued a warning of ransomware that displays customised messages to victims in over 30 countries.»
Saturday 26 Jul

NCS: deploy CCTV to tackle insecurity

NIGERIA
The 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.»
Thursday 24 Jul

Small businesses take big IT security risks: Kaspersky Lab

A new report concludes that a lack of budget remains the biggest barrier preventing small businesses from adopting more advanced IT and IT security measures.»
Tuesday 22 Jul

Fake apps invade Google Play

Trend Micro has released a new report indicating that Google Play has become infested with trojanised versions of apps.»
Monday 21 Jul

Kenya Defence Forces Twitter account hacked

KENYA
The Twitter account of the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) has been infiltrated by hacking group dubbed #Anonymous.»
Sunday 20 Jul

Stanbic advises holiday makers

BOTSWANA
As Botswana enters two days of holidays, Stanbic has urged people not to let their guard down on financial security.»
Friday 18 Jul

13,500 new phishing wildcards every month

Kaspersky Lab has released data on how many new phishing wildcards it adds to the company’s anti-phishing database every month. »
Tuesday 8 Jul

Is Ghana's cybercrime out of control?

GHANA
Barely 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.»
Monday 7 Jul

Increase in targeted attacks against business

Kaspersky Lab has found that targeted attacks are on the rise year-over-year, and also identified the business sectors most likely to be targeted.»
Friday 4 Jul

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.»
Thursday 3 Jul

Egypt’s ISPs positioned to deliver DDoS protection

EGYPT
ISPs in Egypt are uniquely positioned to offer DDoS protection services, says Arbor Networks.»
Tuesday 1 Jul

Special report released on the security of Ghana’s online banking platforms

GHANA
A local Ghanaian IT firm, Elcuto Consult, has released a vulnerability report on the security of online banking platforms in the Ghana. »
Thursday 26 Jun

Nigeria steps up ICT expenditure for public safety

NIGERIA
Nigeria’s Federal Government has stepped up its ICT spending on tools to improve public safety and security.»

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Nigeria’s VAS providers ‘on brink of extinction’Nigeria’s VAS providers ‘on brink of extinction’

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Kenya rolls out e-extension to improve agricultureKenya rolls out e-extension to improve agriculture

In a bid to curb the overwhelmed number of agricultural extension officers in Kenya, the ministry of agriculture is embracing technology with their introduction of E-Extension services, which are aimed at reaching out to over 7 million farmers annually.

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Schneider Electric trains 50,000 in energy management

Schneider Electric has trained more than 50,000 people in energy management as part of its BipBop energy access programme.