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Cybersecurity among key agenda items at Connected Summit 2017

Cybersecurity among key agenda items at Connected Summit 2017

Technology
Cybersecurity will be one of the main agenda items of the Connected Summit 2017. This follows the rapid rise of cybercrime as hackers increasingly target the Kenyan digital economy amidst continued proliferation of financial technology and internet banking. Speaking when he received sponsorship cheques totaling to Kshs 17 million from players in the ICT sector, Robert Mugo, the ICT Authority (ICT-A) CEO noted that new financial transactions platforms come with a new risk profile that has necessitated stakeholders in the financial technology space to focus on balancing innovation with prudent risk management. Deliberations from the forum, will then help the country map a future of economic prosperity using ICTs based solutions, as well as review achievements and lessons learnt in bo
Kaspersky Warns Against Lazarus Hackers as Nigeria among Targets

Kaspersky Warns Against Lazarus Hackers as Nigeria among Targets

Technology
Kaspersky  has urged all organisations to carefully scan their networks for the presence of Lazarus malware samples and, if detected, to disinfect their systems and report the intrusion to law enforcement and incident response teams. The warning was follow up to the results of Kaspersky more-than-year-long investigation into the activity of Lazarus – a notorious group of hackers allegedly responsible for the theft of 81 million dollars from the Central Bank of Bangladesh in 2016. A report from an investigation carried by Kaspersky Lab found that from December 2015, malware samples relating to Lazarus group activity appeared in financial institutions, casinos software developers for investment companies and crypto-currency businesses from various countries, with five from Africa. T
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
Twitter tests a feature that warns users of profiles with ‘potentially sensitive content’

Twitter tests a feature that warns users of profiles with ‘potentially sensitive content’

Cyber Security, Internet, social media
Twitter ’s efforts to combat trolling and offensive content may soon be expanded to cover entire accounts. The social media platform confirmed it’s testing a new feature that flags users’ profiles as potentially including “sensitive content.” When you click on one of these profiles from a link on Twitter, or if you visit the profile’s web page directly, you won’t be immediately shown the users’ tweets. Instead, a warning message displays, reading “Caution: This profile may include sensitive content.” A reporter at Mashable first spotted the feature when trying to view the profile of technology analyst Justin Warren, but could not determine how the content was flagged. Currently, the company permits content that contains violence or nudity, but it draws the line at “pornography or excess