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
Africa has become the hub for innovation and digital communication. It is a continent that is rapidly embracing technology and with the highest record of internet penetration in the world. Many bodies have taken the initiatives of teaching the young generation and the whole population at large about ICT which has began to make a difference. Several African countries are on the lead with technological initiatives to push digital advancement in the continent. Rwanda’s has embraced technology at the primary school and university level through its One Laptop Per Child program and partnered with Carnegie Mellon University, creating a Kigali campus offering advanced degree programs in computer science and IT. The country is rolling out its 4G LTE program nationwide and is the highes
Technology is the most potent form of magic the African society will ever have. This is supported by the fact that Africa is home to the world's greatest digital innovations. Ranging from agriculture, medical to education, the continent is experiencing a digital revolution which has enabled it to secure a place as a global leader in science and technology. With these great potential & capabilities, technological investments in Africa will see the offshoot of a global economic and technological leader that can be relied on by other continents. As the number of young people developing applications and coding programs continues to grow, the African continent hungers for more technological infrastructure and developments. One of the most effective channels that Investors can
Cyber security problems (and our reactions to them) have been developing for decades. Step back and think about all of your information technology concerns: Chances are you’re running servers that are under capacity; operating systems that haven’t been updated; systems that have been developed in-house but are no longer supported; unmaintained websites; a mess of shared folders used for ad-hoc file sharing; shared administrative logins and passwords. Perhaps you recognize some of these issues; maybe you recognize all of them. These issues create an environment primed and ready for a cyber security breach. The calibre of hackers has increased, and the motives of some hackers changed: From curious research, to espionage and malicious damage. The easy accessibility and connectivi
The Christmas offer starts early in Kenya. Jumia, a Nigerian based online retailer is the leader of the new class of e-commerce business in Africa. With the Jumia black Friday trending, Kenyans are in the rush to get products from the online stores at the low costs. The Jumia black Friday is an indicator that technology in Africa has advanced as most of the items on sale are electrical appliances and mobile phones. With the device prices low, more people are expected to get connected via mobile phones to access the online stores boosting the mobile phone usage in the country and Africa at large. In addition, Black Friday is a period selected by sellers to appreciate its customers with giveaways at discounted prices. The Jumia black Friday 2016 sale in Kenya started on the 14th of...