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Kenya Commercial Bank barred from using its banking software over piracy

Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) Group has been barred from using a core banking software over IP infringement and software piracy.  This is after Nagalakshmi...

Nokia malware report reveals new all-time high in mobile device infections and major IoT...

The latest Threat Intelligence Report by Nokia has revealed a new all-time high in mobile device malware infections, a sharp increase in compromised smartphones and...

ESET signs M.O.U with @iLabAfrica centre to fight cybercrime in Kenya

Internet security company ESET East Africa has signed a memorandum of understanding (M.O.U) with Strathmore’s @iLabAfrica aimed at enhancing the fight against cybercrime in...

Banks expenditure on IT Security is 3x Higher than Non-Financial Organisations

Financial institutions are under pressure to ramp up security, with trends such as the increased take-up of mobile banking putting banks’ IT infrastructure defenses...
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Sophos Announces Unified Security and Control solution for Mobile Devices, Laptops and IoT devices

  Sophos has today announced its the latest version of its Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solution. Known as Sophos Mobile 7, this new version extends containerization...

Guest Post: Ransomware – Should you pay?

Ransomware, a form of extortion malware is often disguised as innocuous emails, links or pop-ups, thereby easily hoodwinking gullible users to grant access into their...

How secure is your data, really?

More than 554 million data records were stolen during the first half of 2016, a 31% increase from the previous six months – and that...

Banks globally still finding it hard to manage online financial fraud

Banks and payment organizations globally are still finding it difficult to manage online financial fraud in today’s connected and complex technological landscape. This is...
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Sophos launches new solution to Combat Low Security Awareness Among End-Users

Sophos has today launched a new advanced phishing attack simulator and training solution to combat low-security awareness among end-users.  Known as Sophos Phish Threat, the...

New Switcher Android Trojan Hacks Routers, Hijacks Traffic to other websites

Kaspersky Lab experts recently uncovered a remarkable evolution in Android OS malware: the Switcher Trojan. The Newly-discovered Trojan uses unsuspecting Android device users as...

Kaspersky Lab research: Internet users yet to master proper password habits

Internet users across the globe are yet to master how to use passwords effectively to protect themselves online. Research from Kaspersky Lab has shown...

Cybersecurity: Hacking the vote -Should Alshabaab make us worried about 2017 polls?

Cybersecurity is one of the biggest challenges Kenya has been trying to fight. Reports of government institutions being hacked by unknown people have been...

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...

Zcash Fever: Criminals Exploiting Users PCs to Make Profits Mining Cryptocurrency

At the end of October, the new cryptocurrency Zcash was launched. It is positioned by its creators as a more secure alternative to Bitcoin....

Number of the Year 2016: One Billion Items of Malware Held in Kaspersky Lab’s...

Kaspersky Lab’s cloud malware database now carries a billion malicious objects, including viruses, Trojans, backdoors, ransomware, and advertisement applications and their components. A fifth...

Simple ways to protect yourself from Phishing attacks

Phishing is a form of identity theft where cybercriminals try to obtain private details such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details, by masquerading...

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....

Clues are Dead – Kaspersky Lab’s Threat Predictions 2017

Kaspersky Lab’s discovery in 2016 of an APT-able to create new tools for each victim has effectively killed off ‘Indicators of Compromise’ as a...
Kaspersky Lab has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Smart Africa Alliance, to raise awareness on cybersecurity

Kaspersky Lab and Smart Africa sign MoU to raise awareness on cybersecurity in Africa

  Kaspersky Lab has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Smart Africa Alliance, to raise awareness on cybersecurity. The MOU will also see...
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: Do You Own One of the Most Hackable Devices?

An IT solutions company in the Philippines, as well as other cybersecurity firms, have stressed that everything connected to the Internet is hackable. From...

Cyber Crime: Are your online banking transactions safe?

'Checking your account balance, paying bills and managing your finances… Nowadays, it is pretty normal to do all those things online.... But are you...

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...

Kaspersky Lab Indicates Main Threat Vectors for Europe

Global cybersecurity company, Kaspersky Lab, held its annual European Cyber Security Weekend in Malta from 20 to 23 October. The event brought together company...

Kaspersky Lab announces new business solution to empower SMBs

Kaspersky Lab announces a new Software-as-a-Service solution that will provide small and medium-sized businesses with multi-layered IT security. Known as Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud,...
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Kaspersky Lab launches Talent Lab, global cybersecurity competition

Kaspersky Lab has unveiled an international competition aimed at solving topical cybersecurity challenges.  The Talent Lab competition will see competitors use their technical and...
Sophos Intercept X installs alongside existing endpoint security software from any vendor, immediately boosting endpoint protection by stopping malicious code before it executes.

Sophos unveils Sophos Intercept X to extend its Next-Generation Endpoint Security Capabilities

Sophos has announced has unveiled its next-generation endpoint security product that stops zero-day malware, unknown exploit variants and stealth attacks. Known as Sophos Intercept...
One of the most valuable assets you have as a business owner is your server, and IT security issues like a data breach is a huge business nightmare.

Guest Post: 7 Ways to Protect Your IT Infrastructure from a Data Breach

Succumbing to cyber attacks can hurt your brand image. Fortunately, there are many techniques to infiltrate your systems such as having an IT security...

Sophos recognized as a Quadrant Leader of Gartner’s 2016

Security solutions provider Sophos has been positioned in the “Leaders” quadrant of Gartner, Inc.’s Aug. 30, 2016, "Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management.” This...
The R&D center will be focused on developing data analysis and machine learning technologies for the company’s enterprise solutions offering. Photo Source: Kaspersky Lab Blog

Kaspersky Lab opens its first Research and Development office in Europe

Kaspersky Lab has announced the opening of its first European research and development (R&D) center, in Dublin, Ireland. The company initial investment into the...

One Cryptomalware attack cost Small Medium Businesses up to $99K in 2015

One cryptomalware attack cost small and medium businesses up to $99,000 on average last year, a global research, Corporate IT Security Risks 2016, conducted...

Lack of education on ICT to blame for growing cyber attacks on Insurance and...

Insurance and banking services sectors in the country need to enhance the pace of deployment of secure Information Communication Technology (ICT) practices in their...

Sophos email system now available on its Cloud-Based Management Platform

Security solutions provider Sophos has today announced that Sophos Email is now available on its cloud-based Sophos Central management platform. This means customers and...

Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool available free of charge for businesses

Kaspersky Lab has launched Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool for Business – a free software that offers complementary security to protect corporate users from ransomware. To...
As much as 70 percent of IoT devices comprise security flaws, which means devices that you own could get hacked by online criminals too.

University of Nairobi Twitter Account and Blog compromised by hackers

No one is immune to getting their social media accounts or even website being hacked. Be it, individuals or corp-orates, all them have always...

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s Twitter account hit by hackers

No one is immune to to getting their social media accounts hacked. Last month we told how the most followed account on Twitter Katy...
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,...

Hackers break into Acer’s website, Compromises Credit Card Details of 34,500 Customers

In yet another massive security breach to be reported this year, data of of as many as 34,500 Acer products customer might have been compromised....

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...

Kaspersky Lab Warns of Cybersecurity for Industrial Facilities and Connected Devices in Smart Cities

Kaspersky Lab has warned of Cybersecurity for Industrial Facilities and Connected Devices in Smart Cities. This warning  was made during Kaspersky Lab’s annual Cyber Security...

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...

Sophos upgrades its Email Appliance to counter risk of cyber threats

Network and endpoint security firm Sophos has today announced that its has upgraded its email Appliance to counter cyber threats. With the upgrade, Sophos Email...

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