Tag: Cybersecurity

MTN unveils Managed Security as a service solution for Kenyan enterprises

MTN Business has today launched MTN Managed Security as a service solution for its enterprise customers in Kenya. The product, according to MTN aims...
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Web Rangers takes its online safety training to Kiambu County

Content Development and Intellectual Property Trust (CODE-IP), a local NGO, and Kenya Web Rangers have extended their youth online safety training to Karuri in...
Cybercriminals Attack Cloud Server Honeypot Within 52 Seconds of going live, Sophos Report

Cybercriminals Attack Cloud Server Honeypot Within 52 Seconds of going live, Sophos Report

Cybercriminals attacked one of the cloud server honeypots within 52 seconds of the honeypot going live in Sao Paulo, Brazil. This is according to...
Fake mobile applications exposing Kenyans to cyber fraud, CA Report

Fake mobile applications exposing Kenyans to cyber fraud, CA Report

A proliferation of mobile applications on popular online stores is exposing Kenyans to increased cyber-attacks and fraud, the latest sector statistics report by the...
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Facebook stored up to 600 million user passwords in plain text

By now you have probably heard of the scary news of how Facebook stored millions of user’s passwords in plain text. The news was...
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Sophos Intercept X Achieves Highest Security Effectiveness Score in NSS Labs 2019 Advanced Endpoint...

Sophos announced that its next-gen endpoint solution, Sophos Intercept X, was recognized for having the highest security effectiveness and the most efficient TCO (total cost...
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Sophos Central Management Platform Now Features All Next-Gen Cybersecurity Protection from Sophos

Addition of Sophos XG Firewall provides advanced Synchronized Security capabilities for accelerated response to cyberattacks from a single cloud-based management console

Matrix Deconstructed: The trend for targeted ransomware continues

Endpoint security leader Sophos has released a new report  about a new ransomware family called Matrix. The malware has been operating since 2016 and Sophos...

5 Security Tips To Protect Your Website From Hackers

Most websites right now are using online marketing, and many people claim hackers can’t affect their site. That’s when you lower your guard, and...

Creditinfo new solution to combat synthetic identity fraud for Kenyan mobile lending market

Creditinfo has launched a new Integrated anti-fraud solution to combat identity fraud for the Kenyan mobile lending market. According to the credit information and risk...

‘Collection #1’ data breach leaks more than 700M email addresses

In what has been described as one of the largest data breach in history, the Troy Hunt owned Have I Been Pwned? (HIBP) website...

Safaricom Introduces I.T Security Solutions For its Enterprise Customers

The services include Managed Security Solutions, Security Assurance and Advisory services as well as Managed Security Operations Center solutions and will enable the customers to access a wide range of security solutions to protect their information technology (I.T) systems.

CA is warning of Emotet malware targeting local network systems

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA), has warned of a new malware targeting network systems in the country. Known as ‘Emotet’, CA through the...

Cryptojacking shows no signs of slowing down in 2019, says ESET

Cases of cryptocurrency mining and cryptojacking will continue to grow in 2019, as attackers target smart devices and home assistants to build cryptomining farms,...
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Sopho adds Lateral Movement Protection to XG Firewall to prevents threats from spreading

Sophos has now included lateral movement protection to prevent targeted, manual cyberattacks or exploits from infiltrating further into a compromised network. According to the SophosLabs...

Sophos warns of more SamSam ransomware copycat attacks in 2019

Instead of using mass spamming techniques to blast malware to millions of recipients in the hope of collecting thousands of dollars each from thousands...

Sophos 2019 Threat Report unveils the rise of the hand-delivered, targeted

Sophos has launched its 2019 Threat Report providing insights into emerging and evolving cybersecurity trends. The report, produced by SophosLabs researchers, explores changes in the threat landscape...

Report: WannaCry is still alive hitting almost 75,000 users in Q3 2018

One and a half years after its epidemic, WannaCry ransomware tops the list of the most widespread cryptor families and the ransomware has attacked...

IT Leadership: Preventing your network from becoming a Botnet

By Harish Chib, vice president, Middle East & Africa, Sophos Botnets are large volumes of distributed networked computers and devices that have been taken over by...
Cybercriminals Attack Cloud Server Honeypot Within 52 Seconds of going live, Sophos Report

More than 40% of ICS computers were attacked in H1 2018

More than 40% of all industrial control system (ICS) computers protected by Kaspersky Lab solutions were attacked by malicious software at least once during...

SamSam: The new ransomware that has raised ransom demands of almost $6 million

Network and endpoint security leader Sophos has uncovered a new ransomware which it claims has raised vastly more ransom demands of almost of $6...
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Sophos introduces Sophos Intercept X for Server To Protect Businesses Against Cyber Threats

Sophos has today announced Sophos Intercept X for Server, its next-generation server protection with predictive deep learning technology that provides constantly evolving security against...

Cisco 2018 Annual Cybersecurity Report: Organisations now investing in Machine Learning and AI...

Security leaders are increasingly relying on tools that use AI and machine learning to defend against cybersecurity threats. This is according to the Cisco...

Something Phishy: How to Identify and Avoid Phishing Scams

By Harish Chib, VP MEA Sophos. Phishing is one of the most common attack vectors for hackers who exploit end-user behavior as the weakest link in...
Cybercriminals Attack Cloud Server Honeypot Within 52 Seconds of going live, Sophos Report

Be cyber-savvy: Employees should not be secondary to technology

“Our employees are our greatest asset” is a phrase that continues to be published far and wide in a plethora of company profiles, human...

The war on cybercrime – why all Kenyan organisations need to play their part

By Brian Pinnock, Mimecast Africa and the Middle East Cyberattacks in Kenya are on the rise. There’s barely a day that goes by where you...
Cybercriminals Attack Cloud Server Honeypot Within 52 Seconds of going live, Sophos Report

SMEs Should Partner with Cyber Security Specialists to Prevent Loss of Billions

Imagine waking up one beautiful Monday only to realize that your website has been hacked. Your online accounts, your most precious work and even...

‘Step away from the fish tank!’ – how an IoT hack could be a...

For movie buffs and television fans, some lines are enduring classics. For example, how many times have you heard the phrase: “Step away from...

Artificial Intelligence: Your Bot Will See You Now

Next time you contact your insurer there is a good chance that you will be dealing with Artificial Intelligence (AI). Insurers are starting to...

Still waiting to catch the IoT bus? Here’s where it’s going in 2018

The breakthroughs that change our lives do not, usually, arrive in the world with a loud fanfare and an instant acceptance and understanding of...

Opinion: Of banks and cybersecurity

If there’s one industry we should be most concerned about when it comes to cyber criminals and security, it’s the one that looks...

5 Ways to Secure Your Identity in the Data Breach Era

By Patrick Rono, Security Technical Professional- IBM East Africa With major cybersecurity incidents dominating headlines for the past several years, consumers are well aware of...

User lock-down or education? Just one of today’s cybersecurity issues in a rapidly evolving...

According to the recent PwC report, The Global State of Information Security Survey 2018, companies around the globe are becoming more reliant on cyber...

National Bank of Kenya loses Ksh.29 Million to hackers.

The National Bank of Kenya has lost about Ksh.29 million to hackers. The hacking incident is said to have happened on Wednesday 17th. “We...

Top five business risks for Southern Africa

Political uncertainty through transitions and instability are among the key risks for businesses in Southern Africa in 2018, says specialist global risk consultancy Control...

Opinion: Taking enterprise security to the board

It’s that time of year, again, with many companies busying themselves in the art of budgeting and forecasting for 2018. In some companies, this means...

ESET Releases 2018 Report: Predicts Trends in Cybersecurity

Global cybersecurity services leader ESET has warned that the ransomware menace is likely to continue into 2018 with further growth in incidents and risks...

Female Journalists in Kenya to be trained on online safety

With more users now spending time online, the ways they can get compromised on the internet have gotten more numerous and sophisticated. From phishing...

Opinion: Preparation is key when defending against DDoS attacks

By Bryan Hamman, Arbor Networks territory manager for Sub-Saharan Africa If you are well prepared with your security systems – deployed in a holistic manner...

Cyber Security and The Impending Era of Connected Devices

By Jacob Haney One of the major problems that we see with the sudden boom in connected devices is that information security systems are not...

ESET announces free online cybersecurity training for businesses in Kenya

Internet security company ESET East Africa has announced the availability of free cybersecurity training for businesses and their employees in Kenya. The ESET Cybersecurity Awareness...

ESET supports call for standardized cybersecurity breach reporting

Internet security company ESET East Africa has added its voice to the call for legislation to compel organizations to share or release information to...

Sophos says its XG firewall is secure from WannaCry Ransomware

Security firm Sophos has issued a detection update for its customers after the WannaCry ransomware attack last week on Friday. The malware is reported...

ICT CS Joe Mucheru urges private sector to boost investment in cybersecurity

ICT Ministry Cabinet Sectretary Mr. Joe Mucheru, has urged the private sector to bolster investment in cybersecurity to curb the growing incidences of cybercrime...

Kenyan companies accruing massive losses amidst rising cyberattacks

Banks have become the leading target of cybercrime as people increasingly adopt the use of financial technology. In fact, according to Serianu’s Cybersecurity Report...

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...

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...

Businesses in Africa worried about market volatility and political risks

Businesses operating in Africa increasingly worry about the unpredictable business environment where markets are volatile and political perils are on the rise. This is...

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...

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...
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...

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 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...
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...

Guest Post: The security questions raised by IoT

In a world where devices are getting more powerful and smaller, IoT has become a common term even to the layman. Using sensors and...

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...

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...

Every 10th crypto-ransomware attack is aimed at corporate users

The business segment is becoming a more and more attractive target for cipher-malware developers. According to a Kaspersky Lab report based on Kaspersky Security...

Nearly a quarter of Wi-Fi networks around Olympic venues in Rio are unsecure

In the lead-up to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Kaspersky Lab analysts and researchers mapped and assessed the security of the Wi-Fi...

Law Enforcement and IT Security companies join forces to fight Ransomware

The Dutch National Police, Europol, Intel Security and Kaspersky Lab have launched an online portal aimed at informing the public about ransomware. Known as...
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...

Android ransomware attacks increases four-fold in just one year

The number of users attacked by ransomware targeting Android-based devices has increased four-fold in just one year, hitting at least 136,000 users globally. According...

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....

Kaspersky Lab Announces its Advanced Solution to Detect Targeted Attacks

Kaspersky Lab announced has announced a major expansion of its enterprise security product portfolio with a solution designed to detect targeted attacks. The Kaspersky...

Kaspersky Lab Releases New Version of Kaspersky Security for Windows Server with Protection against...

Kaspersky Lab has today unveiled new version of Kaspersky Security for Windows Server application, which it says has been developed specifically for high performance...

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...