Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya witness 28m cyber attacks
With a couple of weeks to the end of 2020, cases of cybercrime have increased, with Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya posting 28 million malware attacks in the first eight months of the year.
Expert worry over weak endpoint security as firms encourage remote working
As part of the new normal, organisations are encouraging their workers to work remotely even beyond the lockdown period; this comes with some security challenges
Kenya, South Africa more concerned about cyber attacks than Nigeria, others
Kenya and South Africa have been found to be more concerned about the risks posed by cybercrimes compared to Nigeria and other countries in Africa. Specifically, a report by KnowBe4African Report disclosed that of all the countries surveyed, 75 per cent of Kenyans, and 74 per cent South Africans were the most concerned about the risk…
NCC considers new regulation to protect data, prevent cyber attacks
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) said it is planning new regulatory instruments for additional protection of the cyber space to prevent cyber attacks, and ensure safe networks for users without compromising national security.
Nigerian banks spent N200b preventing cyber attacks in 2019
Nigerian banks were estimated to have spent about N200billion preventing various forms of cyber attacks on their operations in the country in 2019.
Implement cyber security measures, experts task lawyers
Lawyers have been tasked to implement cyber security measures to protect client information as they are prone to cyber attacks. Experts said 71 percent of law firms in Nigeria have no form of cyber security protection in place, thereby exposing them to cyber attack.
Lawyers, experts proffer solution to cyber attacks, insecurity
Legal practitioners and Information Communication Technology (ICT) experts have identified solutions to cyber attacks, fraud, identity theft, data protection and net neutrality.
Lawyers, ICT experts proffer solutions to cyber attacks, fraud
Legal practitioners and Information Communication Technology (ICT) experts have identified solutions, aimed at assisting government in the formulation of policies...
Expert urges firms to boost capacity against cyber attacks
The President, Fintech Association of Nigeria, Dr Segun Aina, has stressed the need for organisations to up skill the capacity of their employees to identify and defend against cyber-attacks.
French cyberpolice break up massive 'botnet' ring
French police have neutralised a hacking operation that had taken control of more than 850,000 computers, mainly in Latin America, while also managing to remove the malware from the infected devices.
Banks urged to share information on cyber attacks to mitigate hacking
Bank directors, security experts, and operators in the financial technology space have stressed the need for financial institutions to share information on cyber attacks to mitigate the effects of hackers. Speaking at the 2019 Bank Directors’ Association of Nigeria (BDAN) conference in Lagos, at the weekend, the Association noted that effective collaboration between banks…