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Posts Tagged ‘cyber security’

  • Nigeria: Cyber security advocacy group calls president to sign electronic transaction bill

    Nigeria: Cyber security advocacy group calls president to sign electronic transaction bill

    September 17, 2018 • Security, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

    Cyber Security Expert Association of Nigeria, CSEAN, has called for the President, Muhammadu Buhari to sign the Electronic Transaction bill. The Electronic Transaction Bill enables the validity of contracts expressed in electronic forms, matters relating to...

  • With all systems linked to the internet, cyber security is becoming a necessity for industrial automation companies.

    Cyber threats real for industrial automation systems

    September 7, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Cyber threats real for industrial automation systems

    The ability to connect Information Technology (IT) systems with Operational Technology (OT) systems, such as Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), gives businesses access to information for a...

  • AI for Cybersecurity is a hot new trends

    AI for Cybersecurity is a hot new trend

    September 1, 2018 • General, OpinionComments Off on AI for Cybersecurity is a hot new trend

    Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning have opened many new growth platforms from an individual level to an organisational level. But, with these security breaches are also growing in full-fledge. Millions of amount are spent by the organisations to...

  • Security a key issue as most organisations start digital transformation

    Internet of Things: What are the risks for homes in Africa?

    August 29, 2018 • Internet of Things, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Internet of Things: What are the risks for homes in Africa?

    Smart homes are getting even smarter, with Internet of Things (IoT) devices rapidly coming to market to make homes more efficient and daily life more convenient. But any internet connection comes with risk attached, and IoT in homes could increase your...

  • A king’s ransom: avoiding the high cost of poor cyber resilience

    IT governance: it’s more than just ticking boxes

    August 22, 2018 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on IT governance: it’s more than just ticking boxes

    It’s a well-established fact that one of the greatest assets of business today is information. And while the value of data – in its various digital forms – cannot be disputed, it also presents organisations with the daunting task of having to...

  • Five ways you a can create the perfect password and why you should

    Five ways you can create the perfect password and why you should

    August 17, 2018 • Features, Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on Five ways you can create the perfect password and why you should

    Stories of people being hacked online are becoming more common these days. Many people have had their accounts, whether Facebook or Twitter, compromised.  Avoiding these kinds of hacks means that one needs to use stronger passwords, but this won’t keep...

  • IT News Africa: Top Stories of The Week

    IT News Africa: Top Stories of The Week

    August 17, 2018 • Top StoriesComments Off on IT News Africa: Top Stories of The Week

    This week was yet again filled with tech news stories that grabbed the headlines both across Africa and around the world. From new innovations and digital transformation, growing economies to emerging startups, here is a round up of some of the popular...

  • Check Point Software continues to invest and grow in African

    Network Security 101: Cyber security basics

    August 15, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Network Security 101: Cyber security basics

    Cyber Security Basics Our Network 101 mini-series covers of cybersecurity basics to help you understand one of the biggest threats facing business today –and what you can do about it. If you think your business is too small to matter to hackers, think...

  • Gartner fellow and research vice president Tom Scholtz

    Beat the cybersecurity skills shortage

    August 13, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Beat the cybersecurity skills shortage

    Conventional wisdom dictates that an increase in cybersecurity threats requires ever-larger IT security teams. Gartner fellow and research vice president Tom Scholtz says it’s time to think differently. Speaking ahead of his track on security and risk...

  • Paul Jolliffe, Lead DSM: Security at T-Systems South Africa

    Is your cloud strategy leaving your business vulnerable?

    August 1, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, SecurityComments Off on Is your cloud strategy leaving your business vulnerable?

    Businesses are fast adopting cloud, moving towards a multi cloud environment. With this shift, security becomes critical – and vastly more complex. Organisations don’t always have a full understanding of the threats and which cloud security...

  • Network Security 101: Introduction to Cyber Security

    Network Security 101: Introduction to Cyber Security

    July 31, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Network Security 101: Introduction to Cyber Security

    The news these days is awash with stories about cyber-attacks and network security. While cybercrime has been around as long as the Internet has, the frequency and sophistication of attacks increase daily. This is not a fad or trend. It is the stark reality...

  • Unpacking Bitcoin security

    A view of security from the front line

    July 26, 2018 • Opinion, SecurityComments Off on A view of security from the front line

    Balancing resources as security challenges rise is a major strategic problem for today’s business leaders. The list of brands whose credibility and finances have been damaged by cyber-attacks is unprecedented, and alarm bells are understandably going...

  • New report reveals an 80 percent increase in impersonation attacks

    Meeting cyber security challenges in a connected world

    July 25, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Meeting cyber security challenges in a connected world

    As business embraces the digital revolution through new technologies, such as cloud computing and the Internet of Things (IoT), barriers are broken down, allowing for rapid growth and advancement. However, this opening up of platforms and increase in...

  • Naseba eyes further expansion into Africa after cyber security summit success

    Naseba eyes further expansion into Africa after cyber security summit success

    July 20, 2018 • Events, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Naseba eyes further expansion into Africa after cyber security summit success

    On July 9-10, 2018, the Africa Cyber Defence Summit was hosted by Kenya’s Ministry of ICT and co-organised by Naseba, a Dubai-based business facilitation company and Nairobi-based Africa Cyberspace Network. Under the theme “Accelerating...

  • Being prepared is key to mitigating cyber attacks

    Being prepared is key to mitigating cyber attacks

    July 10, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Being prepared is key to mitigating cyber attacks

    In an age where cyber criminals are a dime a dozen, and the threat landscape more complex than ever, it pays to prepare and be always on guard. This means being up to date with the strategies and tricks used by cyber adversaries, and investing in monitoring...

  • Being prepared is key to mitigating cyber attacks

    Boosting cyber resilience

    July 3, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Boosting cyber resilience

    Barely a week goes by without a story of how another major organisation has been compromised. Whether millions of IDs were stolen, or personal data compromised, it’s clear that no business, irrespective of the money they throw at security solutions, is...