Author: Lynn Wandia

Digital safety fears as India eyes cashless future

Digital safety fears as India eyes cashless future

Uncategorized
Concerns over cyber security are growing in India due to a spate of high-profile hacking and cyber- security incidents as the government urges millions to embrace digital payment systems. Following his decision in November to demonetise high-value currency notes of 1,000 rupees (S$21) and 500 rupees to curb corruption and illegal activities, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been pushing for cashless transactions to promote more transparency. According to The straight times, the prime minister launched the Bharat Interface for Money, an app for cashless transactions, and his government has announced a raft of incentives including discounts of up to 10 per cent for the purchase of petrol, diesel and insurance products by card. Yet cyber-security experts said going digital mus...
Connected cars pose increased cyber security challenges

Connected cars pose increased cyber security challenges

Technology, Uncategorized
The automotive industry is facing some tough challenges in terms of cyber security. Over the last year, research has shown that connected cars can be hacked and controlled remotely -- the researchers achieved this by exploiting a zero-day vulnerability they found in the car's computer system. This is according to David Emm, principal security researcher at Kaspersky Lab, who explains technology has transformed the driving experience through delivering safer, more efficient and comfortable journeys. According to science tech today, manufacturers opting for a popular platform such as Android, face the same security scenarios as mobile devices run on the same operating system, such as malicious applications and perhaps even ransomware. And then, the data gathered and communicated by...
Microsoft announces professional degree program to fill the skills gap

Microsoft announces professional degree program to fill the skills gap

Technology
Microsoft wants more data scientists in the job market. But some young people need to acquire their knowledge starting completely anew, while mid-career professionals need to build on their previous experience. As a result, Microsoft Corp. announced the Microsoft Professional Degree (MPD) program, for professionals at any stage of their career to provides professionals with real-world knowledge and hands-on experience to grow their skills in critical fields. Microsoft reports that recognizing a shortage of qualified individuals to fill the growing need for specific job roles, the Professional Program is a new way to learn the skills and get the hands-on experience these roles require. The MPD program is designed as both a catalyst for individuals in the early stages of thei
70% of consumers doubt companies protect their personal data

70% of consumers doubt companies protect their personal data

Business, Cyber Security, Governance
Consumers firmly put responsibility for protecting their personal data firmly at the hands of the organizations holding their data – and not themselves. According to Gallup, When it comes to keeping their personal information secure, consumers have much more trust in certain businesses than they do others. About nine in 10 consumers (91%) have a some trust in their primary bank in keeping their personal data safe. Trust in bricks-and-mortar retailers (69%), health insurance companies (68%) and credit card companies (66%) lag behind banks considerably, as does trust in email providers and cellphone platforms (63%). However, according to Gemalto report, the world leader in digital security, today , 70% of the responsibility for protecting and securing customer data lies with compani
Facebook becomes the bridge to the mobile economy for small business in Kenya.

Facebook becomes the bridge to the mobile economy for small business in Kenya.

Business, social media
Facebook is supporting Kenyan businesses that want to grow internationally by providing them with powerful new tools and resources that enable them to connect with people in new countries. These new solutions help small businesses become large and local businesses become global. Currently more than 50 million small businesses use Facebook's free Pages product to grow," the release revealed and added that, "The social media platform is the bridge to the new mobile economy for small business, helping them communicate with customers anytime, anywhere. More than one billion people on Facebook are connected to at least one business.  And, in the U.S., over 80% of people of Facebook are connected to a small business. The TechMoran reports that Businesses can now use a new feature in