Governance

Machine learning offers hope against cyber attacks

Machine learning offers hope against cyber attacks

Governance, Internet, Technology
Organizations and individuals are overwhelmed by the rising number of threats. There’s simply too much security- related data coming onto the network from an ever-widening array of connected devices. In addition, threats are growing in scale and complexity. To meet this demand, a new solution has emerged offering to apply machine learning to enterprise security. These tools deliver the ability to analyze networks, learn about them, detect anomalies and protect enterprises from threats. This security solution is a type of artificial intelligence (AI) that provides computers with the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed. Machine learning focuses on the development of computer programs that can teach themselves to grow and change when exposed to new data. This
Despite Billion Investments in Cyber Security, Firms aren’t truly Safe

Despite Billion Investments in Cyber Security, Firms aren’t truly Safe

Cyber Security, Governance, Internet, Technology
Few things in the world seem to progress faster than technology. However, despite the technology’s complexity and dynamic nature, security almost always seem to be a generation behind. As the society and industry become more dependent on internet connected devices, the significance of cyber defense increases immeasurably. Companies have done multiple investment in online security to better prepare themselves from such attacks. However, they are still very vulnerable as hackers won’t always necessarily be human. According to computer world, private sector companies globally spent more than $75 billion on security software to safeguard their systems and data. That number is expected to grow about 7% annually, according to Gartner and other analyst firms. However, as security
South African Government ICT white paper under fire

South African Government ICT white paper under fire

Broadband, Governance, Internet
South Africa's Government’s radical plan to shake up the way radio frequency spectrum is allocated has been met with universal derision by ICT analysts and experts. Telecommunications & postal service minister Siyabonga Cwele this week took the wraps off the long-awaited national integrated ICT policy white paper, which proposes sweeping changes to the way the sector is governed and regulated. Although some aspects of the policy have been welcomed – such as a chapter that will make it quicker for operators to deploy infrastructure by removing red tape – government’s plan for a wireless wholesale open-access network, to which all new spectrum will be allocated, has drawn intense fire. Not only does government not want to license any more “exclusive-use” spectrum to the mobile o
ZACR’s actions on .Africa: An attempt at a Second Bite at the Apple, opposes DCA Trust

ZACR’s actions on .Africa: An attempt at a Second Bite at the Apple, opposes DCA Trust

Governance
“Defendant ZA Central Registry’s (“ZACR”) motion to reconsider and vacate the Court’s preliminary injunction ruling is an attempt at a second bite at the apple “ –DCA Trust “Because ZACR’s motion is an attempt to re-litigate the same issues addressed in the preliminary injunction papers, and not the result of changed circumstances, the motion is a motion for reconsideration, not a motion to vacate.” Therefore, ZACR is required to show but fails to make the following showing, says DCA that the Court failed to consider some material fact, that there are newly discovered material facts, or that the Court committed clear error Instead, ZACR argues as follows: “that the Court made a single factual error in its order with regard to DCA’s initial evaluation; that DCA did no
DotConnectAfrica Wont Give up! Wins Second Injunction from a US Court over .Africa

DotConnectAfrica Wont Give up! Wins Second Injunction from a US Court over .Africa

Governance
DotConnectAfrica the applicant for .Africa, won’t give up till its justice is served. Yesterday, the company, in a press release announced that a United States District Court, ruling has granted a Preliminary Injunction for DotConnectAfrica, the decision for case no. 16-CV-00862 RGK (JCx) [PDF]. The case involves DotConnectAfrica Trust v. Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers & ZA Central Registry. The 8 page ruling breaks down major points that the court considered when making the ruling.  This win comes barely a month after the applicant won a Ex Parte Application for Temporary restraining order  [PDF Case No: CV 16-00862 RGK (JCx)] that barred the delegation of .Africa till the case has been determined. The preliminary injunction (PI) means that the case w