Cybercrime attacks rise by 30% in Africa
Africa is being increasingly targeted by hackers, and must invest in cyber security, industry leaders have said. According to them, cyber threats have no more borders, and data pirates attack anything that moves. They stated this at the third Africa Cyber Security Conference in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. To them, in Africa, attacks have gone up…
Cybercrime could cripple nation’s economy, says NITDA
Again, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has called for concerted efforts in the fight against cybercrimes in the country.
Agencies laud Global Accelerex over cybercrime seminar
More than 40 security officials across 15 Nigerian Security Agencies gathered under one roof in Abuja last week, for the Global Accelerex Cyber Crime Seminar for Nigeria’s Security Agencies. The seminar, which was hailed by delegates as impactful in terms of the relevant sessions and quality of the presentations, provided an unparalleled platform for participants…
ITSSP asks telcos to pay 0.005% cybercrime levy
Information Technology Systems and Security Professionals (ITSSP), a group within the Nigerian Computer Society (NCS), has said telcos must pay the 0.005 per cent levy specified in the Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention, etc) Act 2015 because the fund was designed to train the requisite man power to fight the scourge of cyber-criminals in the country. Rogba…
Change: The Responsibility Of The People Or The Government?
"I'm starting with the man in the mirror I'm asking him to change his ways And no message could have been any clearer If you want to make the world a better place Take a look at yourself, and then make a change" As pop star and music legend Michael Jackson sang, the change we…
Taking action where we can to stop cybercrime
Cyber. It is the inescapable prefix defining our world today. From the privacy of individuals to relations between states, cyber dominates discussions and headlines – so much so that we risk being paralyzed by the magnitude of the problems we face.
Cybercrime profits estimated at $1.5 trillion
New criminal platforms and a booming cybercrime economy have resulted in $1.5 trillion in illicit profits being acquired, laundered, spent and reinvested by attackers.
Curbing cyber crime exposure via affective enterprise risk assessment
With the proliferation of Internet across the country, cybercrime has become the new underworld threat of this generation, and it is growing daily at an alarming rate. Though, the Internet creates unlimited opportunity for commercial, social, and educational activities but not without its own peculiar risk.
Central Bank recognises FirstBank’s e-Fraud efforts
It was another night of reward, with FirstBank showcasing the strength of its brand by winning two of the three awards up for grab in the keenly contested Nigerian Electronic Fraud Forum (NeFF) 2017 Annual Dinner and Awards Night held at the Federal Palace Hotel on the 14th of December 2017.
Senate committee seeks review of nigeria’s cybercrime act
The Senate Committee on ICT and Cybercrime has said that the current law on cybercrime in Nigeria needs to be reviewed to meet the standard in developed countries.