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 •  November 6

Two years after Kenya introduced online visa applications, cyber criminals are ripping off potential visitors of millions of shillings through copycat websites. Two fake websites and an e-mail account are being used to hoodwink visitors applying for Kenyan visas online. The websites claim to be intermediaries for visa application, and charge up to...

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 •  November 6

We are living in an increasingly connected world where technology and internet plays significant roles in our everyday activities. Kenya especially, has leaped in bounds in all matters technology. The things we do, the gadgets we touch, the services we receive and the lifestyle we dwell in have aspects of technology that can no longer be...

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 •  November 2

The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications is examining different options to pick suitable cyber security options for Cameroon. A series of travel agencies in Douala and Yaounde lost millions of FCFA to cyber attacks last month, according to Nana Payong, an expert currently organising a cyber security-related forum in Douala. He also holds many...

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 •  November 1

The month of October was designated international Cyber Security Awareness Month (CSAM) in several countries around the world. Some activities took place in Rwanda to observe this month. CSAM is an annual campaign in which firms, institutions and countries engage the public to raise awareness on the importance of cyber security. In the age of fast...

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 •  October 12

The reshuffled Cabinet ushered in a new portfolio called the Ministry of Cyber Security, Threat Detection and Mitigation. President Mugabe assigned former Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa to head this new ministry. Minister Chinamasa has also previously held the Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs portfolio before. The rationale behind the...

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 •  October 11

Well done to the Government of Zimbabwe for having created the new Ministry of Cyber Security, Threat Detection and Mitigation. This is the first of its kind and as Zimbabwe Information Communication Technologies (ZICT) hope and pray that all the structures will be put in place as soon as possible. We live in an increasingly networked world, from...

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 •  September 27

Nairobi — AoN Kenya has launched of Cyber Enterprise Solutions to enable businesses to protect themselves against cybercriminals, data loss and the potential ramifications of a cyber-incident. The cyber insurance cover, which also covers products liability to address Internet of Things exposures, offers comprehensive and integrated enterprise-wide...

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 •  September 13

Only one per cent of organisations implement proactive solutions 2017 may well turn out to be a lucrative year for cybercrime, as prominent malware and attack methods continue to evolve, creatively by-passing existing security solutions. According to CheckPoint Software Technologies, in 2016, the world witnessed sophisticated new malware emerging...

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 •  August 29

Local lenders are exposed to cyber attacks and ICT-enabled fraud, the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has warned. The industry regulator wants banks to increase resilience to IT failures and cyber security incidents including organised fraud. "With increased use of ICT there have been increased cases of ICT related frauds in the recent years," says the...

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 •  July 12

Nation is building reliable cyber security capacity to prevent any attack that it may encounter, said Information Network Security Agency (INSA). It is building reliable cyber security capacity and systems for various institutions to enable them develop self-assessing capacity and active cyber defense mechanisms. Sam Keiru is a Cyber Security...