CYBER SECURITY

Allianz CYBER SECURITY

Allianz Risk Barometer 2023: Cyber Incidents and Business Interruption Remain Top Concerns for Companies

It is both stability and change in the Allianz Risk Barometer 2023. Cyber incidents and Business interruption rank as the biggest company concerns for the second year in succession (both…

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CYBER SECURITY

KAMP Exposes KECOBO For Demanding Members’ Data In Order To Renew Annual License

The ongoing stalemate between the Kenya Association of Music Producers (KAMP) and the Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO) has been blamed on data breach attempts in new license renewal requirements. For…

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BANKING BUSINESS CYBER SECURITY MOBILE MONEY TECHNOLOGY

Privacy Scorecard Exposes Abuse Of Personal Information By Telcos & Financial Institutions in Kenya & Uganda

The 2022 Privacy scorecard report recently launched by Unwanted Witness in partnership with the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (CIPIT) has warned that personal data is in…

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CYBER SECURITY TECH NEWS TECHNOLOGY

How Your Personal Information Is Used To Build Billion-dollar Companies

Before the Data Protection Authorities come to your rescue, before data controllers breach your constitutional right, and before Data Protection Authorities subject them to any jurisdiction, you have to protect…

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CYBER SECURITY

African Data Regulators Remain Toothless Bulldogs Due To Political Interference #PSA2022

The 4th Privacy Symposium Africa held in Nairobi’s Strathmore University is a wake-up call for the digital community to strive for digital privacy and safety not only as a formality…

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IT managers CYBER SECURITY

Rising digital attacks key concern for IT managers in 2022

Over 73% of Information Technology security IT Managers are concerned about the growing digital attack space because of the Covid-19 pandemic’s increased digitalisation. Trend Micro, a leading cybersecurity provider, has…

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New visa report CYBER SECURITY

New Visa Report Underscore Importance of Cybersecurity Amid Shifting Threats

Visa Inc has shared a new Visa report on how fraud has evolved since the height of the pandemic, with criminals simultaneously targeting online and offline vulnerabilities as our daily…

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CYBER SECURITY

Private Symposium Africa Invites Women In Media and Civil Society To Address Gender & Data

The advancement of technology has enabled us to connect and share important information. But it has also provided additional fertile grounds for gender-based violence against women and girls to an…

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lean data CYBER SECURITY

Mozilla launches an upskilling course on Lean Data Practices for Startups in Kenya

Mozilla has unveiled a course for SMEs and startups in Kenya to increase their awareness and capabilities on the use and management of data collected in their day-to-day business operations….

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CYBER SECURITY

DHL is now the most imitated brand in phishing attempts by hackers

Check Point Research (CPR), the Threat Intelligence arm of Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. and a leading provider of cyber security solutions globally, has published its new Brand Phishing Report…

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digital transformation CYBER SECURITY

SMEs Urged to Re-think their approach to Digital Transformation

Leading Systems Integrator and Managed Services Provider, Dimension Data has challenged small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to re-think their approach to digital transformation and consider cyber security as an integral…

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Unwanted Witness CYBER SECURITY

Uganda falls short of Data Privacy – says Unwanted Witness

Unwanted Witness today released a first-of-its-kind analysis evaluating how Uganda’s top data collectors—many of whom operate across Africa—adhere to privacy standards and best practices that protect consumers’ personal data. The…

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state-sponsored cyber attacks CYBER SECURITY

The Changing Face of Cyber Crime Actors – It’s now state and state-sponsored cyber attacks

ESET, a global industry-leading IT security provider together with other players in the cybersecurity sector have raised the red flag on the increase of state and state-sponsored cyberattacks targeting government…

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cybercriminal CYBER SECURITY

The one thing a cybercriminal holds dear

Cybercriminals come in many different flavors, but the majority of them are in it for one thing: financial pay-off. They want the money that comes with offering their tools or…

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Cybersecurity attacks CYBER SECURITY

New Cybersecurity Attacks Target Africa and Middle East Diplomatic Missions

 ESET, a global industry-leading IT security software and service provider has uncovered a new malware variant called Turian that is being spread by the Advanced Persistent Threat Group BackdoorDiplomacy that primarily targets…

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WhatsApp CYBER SECURITY

The convenience of the WhatsApp messaging app outweighs concerns about privacy risks

There was a lot of hullabaloo about nothing last year towards the end over the WhatsApp updated and terms of service policy which needed users to allow sharing of their…

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TetherView CYBER SECURITY

TetherView Launches Digital Bunker, a Private Cloud for Enterprise Customers

TetherView, a leading provider of custom-tailored enterprise solutions designed to bring businesses safely and securely into the cloud, is pleased to announce the launch of Digital Bunker™, a comprehensive one-way-in…

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CYBER SECURITY

Microsoft, AMD, Intel, and Qualcomm bring Pluton security advancements to Windows PCs

Microsoft is working with leading silicon partners; AMD, Intel, and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc to bring more security advancements to future Windows PCs through the launch of Microsoft Pluton, a security processor designed…

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CYBER SECURITY

Cisco announces innovations across its security portfolio for enhanced workplace operations

Cisco is helping its customers and partners reimagine the way the workforce and workplace operates with new security innovations across the portfolio designed to offer greater agility, simplicity, and resiliency…

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ESET CYBER SECURITY

ESET launched new and enhanced productions for Windows Protection

ESET has launched new versions of its Windows security products for consumers. The new versions upgrade the protection in ESET Internet Security, ESET NOD32 Antivirus, and ESET Smart Security Premium. …

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ATP CYBER SECURITY

Kaspersky warns of Advanced Persistent Threats (APT) in Africa

Despite research showing an overall decrease in certain malware families and types in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) in H1 2020 (36% decrease in South Africa, 26% decrease in Kenya and a…

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Threat Intelligence CYBER SECURITY

Dimension Data Enhances its Threat Intelligence Capabilities

Dimension Data has enhanced its Threat Intelligence Center services with industry leading capabilities that aim to empower business enterprises with data-driven automation, incident response and improved security operations.  The enhanced…

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Anna Collard, Managing Director of KnowBe4 Africa (2) CYBER SECURITY

Phishing is the number one cyber threat during the COVID-19 pandemic

By Anna Collard, SVP of Content Strategy & Evangelist for KnowBe4 Africa Key findings highlighted by the INTERPOL assessment of the cybercrime landscape in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic has ranked phishing…

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Cyber Attacks CYBER SECURITY

South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria saw Millions of Cyber Attacks in 2020 and the Year is not over yet

Kaspersky security solutions have reported on 28 million cyber attacks in 2020 and 102 million detections of potentially unwanted programs (pornware, adware etc.) they have accounted for by the beginning…

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CYBER SECURITY

Google introduces Cloud Confidential Computing with VMs to encrypt data in-use

Google announced on Tuesday that it is launching two new security offerings; Confidential Computing with Confidential VMs, designed for customers with highly-regulated or sensitive data that require extra protection in…

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CYBER SECURITY

Microsoft introduces Kernel Data Protection, a new security technology for preventing data corruption on Windows 10

Microsoft has introduced a new security technology, Kernel Data Protection (KDP) in attempts to tackle the challenge of data corruption. Microsoft says attackers, have been shifting their focus towards data…

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insider hacker CYBER SECURITY

Insiders remain one of the key threats to corporate cybersecurity in East Africa

The number of insider-related cybersecurity incidents in East Africa has increased by 55 percent in the last three months as most companies lacking active monitoring of their IT infrastructure transitioned…

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andela kenya CYBER SECURITY

Andela Kenya Partners with HackerRank to Launch “Crack The Code” Challenge for Software Engineers

Andela Kenya as launched a competitive online code challenge for software engineers named “Crack the Code” during this time where most people are urged by the government to stay at…

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CYBER SECURITY

Hackers are taking advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to spread malware

As the world experience rapid escalation of COVID-19 cases,  with more deaths being reported from around the world, many people have taken preventive measures like social distancing, government closing schools…

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how to hack phone calls CYBER SECURITY

How to hack your girlfriend's phone calls and intercept her text messages

There is something that has been bothering me for years. No amount of Google search has led me to the correct explanation. It’s how when someone calls me, the phone…

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