It is time for a new approach to security. Today’s dynamic threat landscape demands a security strategy that focuses on the threat itself more than simply prevention. One that doesn’t continue to simply stick band-aid over band-aid, until a cat’s cradle of fixes and patches becomes a management nightmare. Meanwhile, the organisation’s systems remain vulnerable to new, increasingly smart, attacks. Findings from the recent The Cisco 2018 Security Capabilities Benchmark Study reveal that more than nine out of ten (94%) companies surveyed in the Middle East and Africa have suffered a breach in the last year, with nearly a half (48%) experiencing more than $500,000 (around R6.2 million) in damage. The good news is that companies in the region are taking a progressive approach to tackling
The government of Rwanda has over the last five years aggressively pursued and invested heavily in the information and communications technology (ICT), a move that has now heightened the momentum of securing the digital space Jean de Dieu Rurangirwa, ICT Minister, Rwanda has said. Having made major leaps in the digital space, it is time government challenged itself further on how to better policies and laws that can regulate the digital space? Are we responsive and progressive? What are our initiatives in protecting the now fast expanding digital economy,” posed the minister. Considering that there are real issues around protecting the digital ecosystem is infrastructure, and maintaining this position. In the second, we have an opportunity to create a self-sustaining cyber securi
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
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...
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