Category archives for: IT Security

African Union unveils new cyber security guidelines

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From MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – THE historic Internet Infrastructure Security Guidelines the Internet Society and African Union Commission have unveiled in Kenya are set to create a more secure internet infrastructure and change the way member countries approach cyber security preparedness. A multi-stakeholder group of African and global internet infrastructure […]

Satellite driving digitalisation in Africa

Laurent Petit, SES Head of Africa Commercial (2)

By Laurent Petit DIGITISATION of businesses is fast becoming a necessity for surviving in competitive environments. In Africa, there is an opportunity for it [digitisation] to pave the way for development of transformative technologies that will increase the competitiveness of the continent’s economy. Satellite plays a key role in providing the infrastructure needed to accomplish […]

South Africa to spend billions in ICT sector

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By GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH Africa is projected to have the highest information and communications technology (ICT) spend (US$10,5 billion) in the  developing world during the current year. According to Huawei, the leading global ICT solutions provider, this would be higher than any country across the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) […]

Finance houses losing millions to cyber crooks

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By GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – FINANCIAL firms are facing increasingly sophisticated threats globally with latest reports indicating the organisations face losses of about US$1 million on average per cyber security incident. The staggering figure is revealed as part of Financial Institutions Security Risks 2016 by Kaspersky Lab, the global cybersecurity company. The survey […]

Cybercriminals rob corporates millions

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Staff Reporter JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) -On average a single cybersecurity incident now costs large businesses 11 million rands (US $861,000) while, small and medium businesses (SMBs) end up paying at least a million ($86,500). These are the main findings of Kaspersky Lab’s report “Measuring the Financial Impact of IT Security on Businesses” based on the […]

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