Shippers get serious about Cyber Threat

Major attacks like the NotPetya malware incident have been a wake-up call for the shipping sector, creating a renewed urgency around tackling the threats posed to vessels and supply chains, as well as prompting an increasing interest in cyber insurance. At the same time, new regulations will exacerbate the fall-out from any future failure. More […]

Continue Reading

3 ways you can keep yourself and your devices protected

Connecting to the Internet today has become a norm for most of us, as we enjoy the convenience of public Wi-Fi, using smartphones to download apps, watching live stream videos, shopping online or simply just catching up on news events – connectivity makes life so much easier! So, while we salute the estimated 43 million Kenyans who […]

Continue Reading

“No Platform Immune from Ransomware”, SophosLabs 2018 Malware Forecast report reveals

Sophos today announced its SophosLabs 2018 Malware Forecast report. The report recaps ransomware and other cybersecurity trends based on data collected from Sophos customer computers worldwide during April 1 to Oct. 3, 2017. One key finding shows that while ransomware predominately attacked Windows systems in the last six months, Android, Linux and MacOS platforms were […]

Continue Reading

‘Excellent Job, Thanks’: You May Never Know about the Cybersecurity Incidents Caused by Your Employees

Employees hide IT security incidents in 40% of businesses around the world, that’s according to a new report from Kaspersky Lab and B2B International, “Human Factor in IT Security: How Employees are Making Businesses Vulnerable from Within”. With 46% of global IT security incidents caused by employees each year, this business vulnerability must be addressed […]

Continue Reading

Ex-Manchester City Star Samir Nasri’s Twitter account hacked

  It’s not the first time we have told you about Twitter accounts of celebrities being hacked. Earlier in May, one of the most followed accounts on Twitter Katy Perry with more 94 million followers became a victim. The account posted some few vulgar and racist tweets something that might have intrigued most of her […]

Continue Reading

Liquid Telecom report highlights cybersecurity concerns for African businesses

Liquid Telecom has released new Cybersecurity & Data Protection Report identifying the latest cyber security and data protection concerns and challenges facing African businesses. According to the research findings, African businesses find themselves at a crossroads, where they must balance digital transformation with a greater focus on security policies and how to better protect customer […]

Continue Reading

How to defend your business from insider threat

Insider threats are like tumors in a person’s body. Fortunately for stakeholders, insider threat does not involve uncontrollable factors and can be prevented before they form. The following steps outline how best to defend your business from such threats. Identify indicators that reveal insider attacks at work   Review and assess red flags that demonstrate […]

Continue Reading

Lack of education on ICT to blame for growing cyber attacks on Insurance and banking sectors in Kenya.

Insurance and banking services sectors in the country need to enhance the pace of deployment of secure Information Communication Technology (ICT) practices in their organizations. According to ICT security company, ESET East Africa, the recent spike in cases of cyber attacks and breaches in the financial services sector is attributable to the slow pace of […]

Continue Reading
As much as 70 percent of IoT devices comprise security flaws, which means devices that you own could get hacked by online criminals too.

Guest Post: Advanced cyber threats, demystified

A few years from now someone will start writing the history of advanced, highly sophisticated cyber threats. This person will obviously start with Stuxnet, and go through the findings of campaigns like The Equation, Red October, Regin or Dark Hotel. These are the names every security researcher knows, as they significantly impact our understanding of […]

Continue Reading

BT launches Cyber Roadmap Consulting to advise businesses on cyber security risks

British Telecommunications (BT) has today announced the launch of Cyber Roadmap Consulting to help large organisations better understanding of cyber security risks they might face and plan accordingly. The new service BT says leverages highly skilled consultants from BT’s global security consulting team to work with customers all over the world and identify risks in […]

Continue Reading

How Moving to the cloud can help your business stay secure from cyber threats

A few weeks I got the chance to attend the East African Cloud Summit organized by the University of Nairobi’s C4DLab in collaboration with Microsoft. The summit was about Cloud Computing and how it can be used to improve societal growth and transformation. One of the panelists present during the summit was Dr.Bitange Ndemo, a […]

Continue Reading

Cybersecurity: It’s time to ReThink Security Management

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” R. Buckminster Fuller said those words decades ago, but they still ring true in present times, especially when it comes to the progression and innovation in technology. Check Point Software Technologies, a global […]

Continue Reading

SCS Issues Guidelines for Information Security in a Smart City

Securing Smart Cities (SCS) , the not-for-profit global initiative that addresses the cyber security challenges of smart cities has today released guidelines on the role of information security within a smart city department (SCD). In previous document on the Cyber Security Guidelines for Smart City Technology Adoption, Securing Smart Cities had identified identified the cyber […]

Continue Reading

Interview: The State of Cyber Security in Kenya

Cyber Security has become a great concern for most organizations across the globe, Kenya included. In fact, according to The 2015 Cyber Security Report by Serianu Cyber Threat Intelligence Team, the public sector in Kenya lost more than Sh5 billion from cybercrime attacks, followed by the financial services sector at Sh4 billion. The report revealed […]

Continue Reading

Five Ways Small Business Owners Can Improve Their Security

If you think your business is too small for a cyber attack, think again. The Small Business Subcommittee suggests nearly 20% of all cyber attacks occur in businesses with 250 or fewer employees. Even worse, over 90% of these cases could have been prevented if companies had better security protocols. In order to help protect […]

Continue Reading

AfricaHackOn Conference: The state and future of cyber security in Kenya

By Chrispus Kamau Kenya has been rapidly developing technologically for some time now. Statistics such as a 79% mobile penetration in the country is prove of this. We have several start-ups and developers building technical solutions in various areas of the economy. Web and mobile applications are been introduced into the market at a very high rate. We also […]

Continue Reading

Guest Post: How to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

I would like to thank techtrendske.co.ke for allowing this guest post on their exceptional and well-designed blog. I’ve found many articles on there that have given me access to information and viewpoints I wouldn’t have found so easily elsewhere. In particular I would like to call attention to this article on Microsoft and their efforts […]

Continue Reading