Cyber Security

Artificial intelligence could one day take charge of cybersecurity

Artificial intelligence could one day take charge of cybersecurity

Cyber Security
For a long time, information security has been a war between men but recently it has become a battle between man and machine. The development of AI is slowly moving this fight into a new environment: machine versus machine, carefully directed by scientists or hackers. A number of cybersecurity companies are now turning to machine learning in an attempt to stay one step ahead of professionals working to steal industrial secrets, disrupt national infrastructures, hold computer networks for ransom and even influence elections. A study from 2016 uncovered that information theft is the primary concern of companies. Yet, over half of them (5 8%) don’t have the necessary systems in place to detect a sophisticated attack, which is explained by the fact that 42% don’t have a threat det
Companies ought to change their approach to IT security

Companies ought to change their approach to IT security

Cyber Security
Amidst rapidly changing technological realm, opportunities and challenges that the technology provides has become elusive. We are at a crossroads as we move from a society already snarled with the internet to the coming age of automation, Big Data, and the Internet of Things (IoT). But as the society operates largely on technology, it may have gone too far in technology dependence. While it brings greater benefits, by the very nature of the opportunities it presents it becomes a focal point for cybercrime, industrial espionage, and cyberattacks. The current digital business landscape sees many organisations face a myriad of evolving security threats. Based on experiences, companies today tend to spend 80% of their security budgets on trying to prevent security breaches, but only ...
In a bid to secure the whole world, Kaspersky Lab launches its free antivirus

In a bid to secure the whole world, Kaspersky Lab launches its free antivirus

Cyber Security
Kaspersky lab, a Russian security firm, is offering up free anti-virus protection globally after a year-and-a-half of testing it in select regions.  The free antivirus doesn't have VPN, Parental Controls and Online Payment Protection its paid counterpart offers, but it has all the essential features you need to protect your PC. It can scan files and emails, protect your PC while you use the web and quarantine malware that infects your system. In return, Kaspersky lab will use data users contribute to improve machine learning across its products. In a blog post authored by the security firm's chief, Eugene Kaspersky explains that an increase in the number of installations of Kaspersky Free is expected to positively affect the quality of protection of all users, since the "big-data
Free ESET Cybersecurity Awareness Training set up For Kenya’s SMEs

Free ESET Cybersecurity Awareness Training set up For Kenya’s SMEs

Cyber Security
ESET East Africa has set up a free online training for businesses in Kenya in a move to Educate employees while enabling firms to curb the impact of cyber attacks and data breaches that are becoming more severe to business operations around the world. A recent survey by ESET in its North American markets found that more than 30 percent of people polled have never received any cyber training or education in their workplace, even though majority of cyber breaches are caused by employee errors and omissions. About 52 percent of data and information security breaches globally are caused by human error, pointing to a glaring need for cyber security training and awareness within organizations. On the other hand, cybersecurity training can cost hundreds of thousands of shillings per perso...
Apple PC no longer Immune to hacks

Apple PC no longer Immune to hacks

Cyber Security, Technology
The fairy tale is over  for Mac computers. The position that Apple’s Macs were immune to attacks and therefore did not need anti-virus or other defenses has finally been shattered. Those of us in the security industry have been preaching this for years. Check Point researchers have discovered an email-phishing campaign in Europe that is specifically targeting Mac users. The trojan is the first of its kind for Apple computers, and it phishes for credentials by displaying full-screen alerts that claim there’s an urgent OS X update waiting to be installed. Once it has the keys to the castle, OSX/Dok makes the changes it needs to spy on a victim's web browsing. First it gives administrator privileges to whoever's currently logged in. That allows additional password prompts to be bypass