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ESET Partners with Kenyan University to fight Cybercrime

ESET Partners with Kenyan University to fight Cybercrime

Cyber Security
Internet security company ESET East Africa has partnered with Kenya’s Strathmore University to set up a research and cyber-security operations centre (SOC) in Kenya. The Country Manager ESET East Africa, said the company will explore joint opportunities with like-minded partners and contribute assets in developing innovative cybercrime solutions targeting both blue chip businesses and Small and Medium Enterprises over the next one year. ESET East Africa he said has signed a memorandum of understanding (M.O.U) with the @iLabAfrica centre of the Strathmore University aimed at enhancing the fight against cybercrime in Kenya. Through this M.O.U, ESET said it will support Strathmore University’s current academic programs on cyber-security, through collaborative research and benchmarking approa
How companies can stay ahead of the cybersecurity curve

How companies can stay ahead of the cybersecurity curve

Cyber Security
While the tech world is abuzz with talk of the intelligent (IoT) devices that are supposed to revolutionize homes, another IoT revolution is underway in the workplace. Companies are turning to connected devices to improve day-to-day business functions but they have little choice but to embrace the technology that has become as ubiquitous as it is indispensable to life in 2017. Cyber attacks can interrupt business operations, hurting companies’ bottom lines, and can infringe upon the privacy and other human rights of consumers and the general public. Right now, there isn’t much regulation around companies’ cybersecurity practices. Managers must think in new ways about data, communications, business law and even the ethics of trading off potential corporate benefits against risks to
Is cyberspace the latest conflict frontier on the African continent?

Is cyberspace the latest conflict frontier on the African continent?

Cyber Security
The use of cyberspace poses risks to the African continent in the 21st Century. In August 2012, terrorist group, Boko Haram, reportedly hacked into Nigeria’s secret service and acquired private data on current and former personnel. In April 2016, a group calling itself “Anonymous” was able to hack into the database of the Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and steal sensitive data. More recently, a number of South African companies’ systems were infiltrated by cyberattackers and data held for ransom. The firms included Johnny Bags food manufacturers, DSV Global and Gebers & Partners. As a matter of practice, sensitive information is often stored in computer systems. Once the data is not securely protected, it can be stolen and be used adversely. If the computer systems are connecte
AI fights cybercrime as IBM Watson learns the language of cyber security

AI fights cybercrime as IBM Watson learns the language of cyber security

Cyber Security, Technology
As technology advances, we have more detailed data and analytics at our fingertips than ever before. It can potentially offer new insights for cybercrime prevention. IBM Watson, Big Blue’s artificial intelligence (AI) platform, keeps on learning with the smart platform now well versed in cyber security. The company said that for the past year, Watson has been trained on the language of cyber security and has studied more than one million security documents. Watson for Cyber Security will be integrated into IBM’s new Cognitive SOC platform, which puts cognitive technologies into the hands of security analysts, improving their ability to fill gaps in intelligence. Accoeding to NetworkWorld, By 2020, 60 percent of digital businesses will suffer a major service failure due to the inability
Startup grows in cybersecurity industry

Startup grows in cybersecurity industry

Cyber Security
The growth of cybersecurity into a global industry is the result of the weaponisation of code. Initially, online users could enjoy online communication, commerce and convenience without having to think about security. A local company is making a name for itself in the cyber security world, an industry worth more than $120 billion and counting.  The Miamisburg-based Secure Cyber Defense is a young startup, just recently marking two years in business. Shawn Waldman, president and CEO, told this newspaper that its growth was almost immediate. The company provides secure IT consulting, vulnerability scanning, network services, among other security services With the evolution of more of our life into zeros and ones and the rise of the internet of things, cybersecurity needs to be accou