Category archives for: IT Security

Africa countries high on cyber attackers’ radar

Cyber spies

by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – AFRICAN companies have been urged to prioritise on security as the continent emerges a prime target for cyber attackers amid the rapid speed of digital transformation (DX). The recommendation follows findings by a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity that 67 percent of organisations have embarked […]

Wireless regulator offers tips for mobile protection


by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH Africa’s self-regulating mobile content and applications industry body is urging subscribers to scan, monitor and their subscriptions at least once a month to avoid unwanted mobile billing. Wireless Application Service Providers’ Association (WASPA) is promoting the ‘scan, monitor, check’ mobile mantra as an effective way for keeping […]

Cyber crooks hijack Kenya’s coveted digital revolution

Riaan Badenhorst - Kaspersky Lab

from MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – THE demand for qualified cyber security experts outstripping availability and existing gaps in current cyber security laws are among factors Kenya’s acclaimed position as a continental leader in the adoption of technology is a curse in disguise. East Africa’s largest economy is losing millions of […]

US, Ghana strengthen ties on cyber security

Cyber attacks

From RUSSELL ADADEVOH in Accra, Ghana ACCRA, (CAJ News) – GHANA and the United States are facilitating stronger bilateral cooperation on cyber issues. The cooperation includes building government capacity to address emerging challenges and shared threats. Senior representatives from both countries have participated in a US Ghana Cyber Study visit, covered key cyber and internet […]

Fax machines exposing companies to hackers

cyber criminals

by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – ORGANISATIONS and individuals could be hacked via their fax machines using newly discovered vulnerabilities in the communication protocols used in tens of millions of fax devices globally. This is according to new research by a leading provider of cyber-security solutions globally, which warns that a fax number is […]

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