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Mobile powering economic growth and job creation across West Africa

West Africa’s mobile ecosystem generated more than US$50 billion in economic value last year – equivalent to 8.7% of the region’s GDP, according to a new GSMA study. The study found that rising mobile phone ownership and the ongoing migration to mobile broadband networks and services across the region will see the mobile ecosystem’s economic […]

Mobile advancing economic and development goals in Tanzania

Tanzania’s mobile industry is contributing significantly to the realisation of the country’s economic and development goals, according to a new GSMA report. The new report – Digital Transformation in Tanzania – was launched at a meeting organised by the GSMA that brought together representatives from Tanzania’s three main mobile operators, Airtel, Tigo and Vodacom. “Mobile technology is […]

Proofpoint releases Cloud Application Attack Snapshot research

Proofpoint, a leading cybersecurity and compliance company, has released its Cloud Application Attack Snapshot: Q1 2019 research, which examined over 100, 000 cloud application attacks aimed at global organisations between September 2018 and February 2019. Overall, targeting attempts increased by 65% during that time period with 40% originating in Nigeria. Cloud application attacks use intelligence driven brute-force techniques (to crack passwords) and sophisticated phishing methods to lure victims into clicking and revealing […]

Intelligence shows that IoT bot attacks are contining

NETSCOUT Arbor, which specialises in advanced Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection solutions, has shared intelligence released by its security research and analysis team – Arbor’s Security Engineering and Response Team (ASERT). Bryan Hamman, Territory Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa at NETSCOUT Arbor, said: “Earlier this year, we released news of the trends we foresaw happening […]

Frost & Sullivan announces findings of global SD-WAN survey

Global market research and consulting firm, Frost & Sullivan, has announced the findings of a global end-user market survey sponsored by leading software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) solution provider, Silver Peak. The survey offers insights into enterprise IT decision makers’ thoughts on SD-WAN market trends and their impact on enterprise WAN architectures. Anton Jacobsz, Managing […]

Number of users attacked by banking Trojans grew by 16%

In 2018, 889,452 users of Kaspersky Lab solutions were attacked by banking Trojans, an increase of 15.9% compared to 2017, when over 767,000 users were hit. The growth partially occurred due increased activities of only one banker, according to an analysis of the financial threat landscape. Attacks with banking Trojans or ‘bankers’ are among the […]

Research reveals growing use of IoT devices in DDoS attacks

A10 Networks has announced the findings of a new report into the state of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack weapons and targets, showcasing the growing use of IoT devices in synchronised attacks on targets globally. The report describes the significant potential for attackers to use an IoT-related protocol, the Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP), deployed on […]

Sophos reveals cybercriminals most likely to be caught on servers and networks

Sophos, a global leader in network and endpoint security, has announced the findings of its global survey, 7 Uncomfortable Truths of Endpoint Security, which reveals that IT managers are more likely to catch cybercriminals on their organisation’s servers and networks than anywhere else. In fact, IT managers discovered 37% of their most significant cyberattacks on […]

Research reveals views of students in EMEA on cybersecurity careers

New research from global IT security training company SANS Institute has revealed that 84% of surveyed UK students have never considered a career in cybersecurity, compared to 50% of surveyed students in Saudi Arabia and 46% in the UAE. This places Britain behind the leaders when it comes to EMEA students’ appetite and preparedness for […]

Report reveals the potential cyberthreats facing RF controllers

Industrial manufacturers have come to rely on a great deal on radio frequency (RF) protocols in their day-to-day functioning. From simple operations such as turning on a motor to more intricate functions like manoeuvring a heavy-duty vehicle, RF forms an integral part of the smooth running of industry. Signals are sent over the air, which […]

Change management still lacking in Digital Transformation projects

Top implementers of Digital Transformation projects are in the minority, according to a global study entitled How the implementation of organisational change is evolving, conducted by McKinsey. It was revealed that the ability to successfully manage change has declined since 2014, with leaders failing to own and commit to the change being made, role modelling […]

CIOs will be as responsible for culture change as CHROs by 2021

In an era of continuous change, a proactive and adaptive culture is a critical asset and CIOs will play a key role in establishing the right mindsets and practices. Gartner predicts that by 2021, CIOs will be as responsible for culture change as Chief HR Officers (CHROs). “A lot of CIOs have realised that culture […]

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