SECURITY

Benin’s internet cafés become headquarters for cybercrime

Benin’s internet cafés become headquarters for cybercrime

Internet cafés in the West African nation of Benin appear to be fast becoming ‘command centres’ for online scammers. Read More

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Heartbleed a ‘severe vulnerability’Heartbleed a ‘severe vulnerability’ Today will be a memorable one in cybersecurity history, thanks to the end of Windows XP ...
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 Kaspersky Lab Launches worldwide interactive cyberthreat map Kaspersky Lab Launches worldwide interactive cyberthreat map Kaspersky Lab has launched an interactive cyberthreat map that visualises cyber security incidents occurring worldwide in ...
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Kaspersky Lab study: about one third of all phishing attacks aimed at stealing moneyKaspersky Lab study: about one third of all phishing attacks aimed at stealing money Cybercriminals are trying harder than ever to acquire confidential user information and steal money from bank ...
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Monday 31 Mar

Uganda to host Banking Fraud and ICT Security Conference

UGANDA
The 3rd Annual East Africa Banking and ICT Security Summit will be held on April 25 in Kampala Uganda.»
Friday 21 Mar

AccessKenya launches Security as a Service

KENYA
AccessKenya Group has launched a Security as a Service solution in the East African Market, targeting the high-risk ICT environments and services sector. »
Thursday 20 Mar

NCC: SIM reg reduced crime rate

NIGERIA
Nigeria’s regulator says SIM registration has drastically reduced some criminal activities in the country.»
Wednesday 19 Mar

Cyber legislation forum underway in Accra

GHANA
A four-day conference on cyber legislation in the West African sub-region is underway in Accra.»
Wednesday 19 Mar

Organised crime costs over $315bn annually

Enterprises worldwide are expected to spend nearly $500 billion in 2014 to deal with issues caused by malware deliberately loaded onto pirated software, according to a new joint study by IDC and the National University of Singapore (NUS). »
Monday 17 Mar

Kenya’s cyber security strategy enters homestretch

KENYA
Kenya is putting in place a cyber security strategy to protect the country’s online assets.»
Monday 17 Mar

Kenya govt to automate payments to stop revenue leaks

KENYA
Kenya will adopt a paperless payment system to stop revenue leakages in its system.»
Sunday 16 Mar

Over the NSA surveillance hype? Here’s why you shouldn’t be

A year after the Snowden revelations, the panic has died down and most companies and individuals are carrying on as they did before. But they shouldn’t be, says JJ Milner, MD of Global Micro.»
Friday 14 Mar

NITA-U sensitises Road Fund staff on ICTs and information security

UGANDA
NITA-U has sensitised staff of Uganda Road Fund on cyber laws, the NITA-U Act, information security and IT standards.»
Wednesday 12 Mar

NigComSat chief: foreign ICT a security risk

NIGERIA
The proliferation of foreign ICT in the country is capable of threatening the security of Nigeria, NigComSat Limited has warned.»
Wednesday 12 Mar

Microsoft counts down to end of XP support

KENYA
This week marks the start of the one month countdown to Windows XP End of Service Support, and small businesses in Africa are urged to upgrade.»
Wednesday 12 Mar

Three layers of security: crucial for business

Businesses today need to focus equally on physical, personnel and cyber security in order to mitigate risk in the face of growing criminal focus on enterprise data, says UK-based security expert Chris Phillips.»
Monday 10 Mar

ICTs, connected police critical for safety and security

RWANDA
Rwandan President Paul Kagame has highlighted the importance of ICTs and integrated police forces in sub-Saharan Africa.»
Friday 7 Mar

Commonwealth ICT Ministers agree on Cybergovernance Model

NIGERIA
ICT ministers and advisors from 35 Commonwealth countries have adopted a Commonwealth Cybergovernance Model to guide national policy development of their national cyberspace.»
Tuesday 4 Mar

MTN Ghana warns against SMS fraud

GHANA
MTN Ghana says it remains committed to working in partnership with all stakeholders to eliminate the problem of promotional scams originating from foreign and local numbers.»
Thursday 27 Feb

2014 Banking and ICT summits pegged for Uganda, Zambia and Ethiopia

UGANDA
Cyber Security Africa has announced that its 2014 Banking and ICT summits will be hosted in Uganda, Zambia and Ethiopia. »

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