Cisco has released its results and analysts believe the network company is focused on the increased uptake of cloud computing across Africa going forward. (Image source: Google/

SA: Businesses face unprecedented levels of cyber attacks

March 25, 2014 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

South African businesses face unprecedented levels of cyber-attacks, as global security vulnerabilities and threats against systems, applications, and personal networks have reached their highest-ever recorded level, Cisco has announced in the Cisco 2014 Annual Security Report. In the rapidly evolving world of security threats, total global threat alerts...

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the firm found that two thirds of Nigeria’s Internet users are less concerned about Cyber threats. (image: Shutterstock)

88% of Nigerians want laws against cyber attacks

March 17, 2014 • SecurityComments (0)

Centrex Ethical Lab, a Nigerian Cyber security firm, carried out a survey on Nigeria’s Internet Users during Cyber Security Awareness Month in September 2013 in collaboration with eCore Techno Solutions India, TechTelling Nigeria – focused on...

McAfee are urging business to execute their contigency plans as the End of Windows XP support signals threat to enterprises. (image credit: Google Maps)

50% of adults send, receive sexual content- Mcafee

March 11, 2014 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

McAfee released the findings from its 2014 Love, Relationships & Technology survey, and found that almost half of all adults send or receive sexually suggestive content, and 38% have shared passwords. For a second year in a row, the security experts...

Kaspersky Lab has obtained a patent for a method of detecting malware that has been masked by rootkits (image: Charlie Fripp)

Kaspersky Lab releases safe browser for Windows Phone

March 10, 2014 • SecurityComments (0)

Kaspersky Lab has announced the release of its free Kaspersky Safe Browser for Windows Phone app, to safeguard web surfing on smartphones running Microsoft’s mobile OS. The application is now available for download from Windows Phone Store. The new solution...

Jeremy Matthews, Country Manager, Panda Securities.

Panda Security partners with iWayAfrica in Kenya

February 26, 2014 • SecurityComments (0)

iWayAfrica Limited, a Pan-African corporate data provider, has partnered with Panda Security to extend its range of cloud offerings, providing its business customers with Panda Security’s cloud-based security products. The two companies see the partnership...

Bitdefender, a creator of antivirus software solutions, announces the new Bitdefender Mobile Security for Android (image: Bitdefender)

Bitdefender launches for Android

February 25, 2014 • SecurityComments (0)

Bitdefender, a creator of antivirus software solutions, has announced the new Bitdefender Mobile Security for Android, fortified with smart anti-theft capabilities, enhanced privacy protection, a sleek new interface and battery-saving agility. Awarded for...

Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications, Kwaku Sakyi-Addo, said that data still needs to be tapped in the sector. (Image source: File)

Ghana mobilises specialised unit to protect its cyberspace

February 21, 2014 • Security, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The Ghanaian government is confident that the recently established national Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT) project will serve as effective protection of the West African country’s cyberspace. Local media have said the Project is scheduled to be...

Kaspersky Lab has obtained a patent for a method of detecting malware that has been masked by rootkits (image: Charlie Fripp)

Malicious Android apps hits 10 million

February 13, 2014 • SecurityComments (0)

By late January 2014, Kaspersky Lab had accumulated about 200,000 unique samples of mobile malware, up 34% from November 2013 – two months earlier over 148,000 samples had been recorded. Cyber-scammers are continuing to focus their attention on Android...

Whistleblower Edward Snowden (image: Wired)

Security in a post-Snowden world

February 11, 2014 • SecurityComments (0)

Many organisations are rightly concerned about the wave of revelations since mid-2013 that US agencies have been spying on just about all forms of global communications. Since whistleblower Edward Snowden went public with details of the US National Security...

Kaspersky Lab has obtained a patent for a method of detecting malware that has been masked by rootkits (image: Charlie Fripp)

Top cyber-espionage operation uncovered

February 11, 2014 • SecurityComments (0)

Kaspersky Lab’s security research team has announced the discovery of “The Mask” (aka Careto), an advanced Spanish-language speaking threat actor that has been involved in global cyber-espionage operations since at least 2007. What makes The Mask...