Cyber Security: 4th AfricaHackOn Conference Set for June 23rd & 24th

Cyber Security: 4th AfricaHackOn Conference Set for June 23rd & 24th

Cyber Security is changing rapidly and hackers are not taking a second to rest with their new methodologies of exploitations. Most the recently the world just reeling from the aftermath of a global cyber attack that hit over 200,000 organisations in 150 countries. The major assault hit 47 NHS trusts in the UK, Read: Hackers Hit England’s NHS Hospital System; Demand Ransom in Bitcoins  The “WannaCry” ransomware exploited a flaw in Microsoft’s software, discovered by the…

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2nd Africa Security Summit slated for 15-16 June 2017, Nairobi

2nd Africa Security Summit slated for 15-16 June 2017, Nairobi

The second edition of the Africa Security Summit has been set for 15-16 June 2017 in  Nairobi, Kenya. The Africa Security Summit will help C-level executives on the continent better understand the true threats, what is required to address them and how effective, efficient solutions deliver competitive advantages. Through a unique blend of focused Executive Visions panel discussions, analyst sessions, visionary Keynote presentations and networking breaks, technology executives will share insight and gain critical takeaways…

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3rd Edition Transform Africa Summit Slated for May 10th in Kigali, Rwanda

3rd Edition Transform Africa Summit Slated for May 10th in Kigali, Rwanda

The third edition of the Transform Africa Summit has been planned for 10th- 12th May 2017 at the Kigali Convention Center. This is an annual leading African forum bringing together global and regional leaders from government, business and international organizations to collaborate on new ways of shaping, accelerating and sustaining Africa’s on-going digital revolution. It is geared towards connecting, innovating and transforming the continent into a knowledge economy thereby driving global competitiveness and job creation,…

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SportPesa is LaLiga’s Official African Betting Partner

SportPesa is LaLiga’s Official African Betting Partner

Global gaming firm SportPesa has agreed a monumental partnership deal with LaLiga. The deal will span an initial three years, the agreement will aim to help LaLiga grow and engage with fans within Africa, a key strategic territory. SportPesa will in turn become LaLiga’s first ever Official African Betting Partner, continuing an ongoing trend of world-firsts for the gaming brand. The firm announced on its website Quick Read: SportPesa signs a 3 year Sponsorship deal…

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Russian hackers target French Presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron

Russian hackers target French Presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron

Reminiscent to the last years US elections where the Democratic National Committee, Tokyo-based cybersecurity firm Trend Micro reports of evidences of the same hacking attempts on the  French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron’s campaign. Quick Read: Have You Been A Victim Of This Clever Gmail Phishing Scam? Trend Micro says it has discovered four phony Web domain names that were very similar to the domain names of the Macron campaign — presumably to perpetrate phishing and…

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Outgoing Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer to bag $186 Million Paycheck after Verizon acquisition

Outgoing Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer to bag $186 Million Paycheck after Verizon acquisition

The Verizon Communications Inc, Yahoo acquisition deal is set to mature in June 2017. The deal will end Yahoo’s its 21-years an independent company, where Verizon expects to expand its digital advertising and media portfolios. Marissa Mayer, who joined Yahoo four years ago and promised to revitalize the company has struggled to turn around Yahoo’s fortunes. However after the sale, Mayer who owns about $186 million worth of stock, stock options and restricted stock units…

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Tech-savvy people more likely to fall prey to identity theft

Tech-savvy people more likely to fall prey to identity theft

Do you consider yourself tech-savvy?, do you feel confident you wouldn’t fall prey to hackers and identity theft?  Well think again, a CBT Nuggets study thinks otherwise. The study revealed that self-identified “tech-savvy” people are actually 18% more likely to fall prey to identity theft. Not only that, but it seems more highly educated people are just as likely as those without an advanced degree to be hacked, so formal education does little to impress…

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ESET & Strathmore University to set up cyber-security centre

ESET & Strathmore University to set up cyber-security centre

 Slovakian Cyber Security firm ESET East Africa and Strathmore University have announced partnership plans to jointly set up a research and cyber-security operations centre (SOC) in Kenya. Quick Read: Have You Been A Victim Of This Clever Gmail Phishing Scam? According to Teddy Njoroge, Country Manager, ESET East Africa, ESET will explore joint opportunities with like-minded partners and contribute assets in developing innovative cyber-security solutions targeting both blue chip businesses and Small and Medium Enterprises over the next…

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Uber’s President Jeff Jones Resigns

Uber’s President Jeff Jones Resigns

In an escalating series of happenings that are set to dent the struggling Uber reputation further, the  Uber’s President Jeff Jones has stepped down adding to a growing list of key executives the ride-hailing company has lost in recent weeks. Quick Read: Lyft expands to 54 more US cities as Uber dents reputation Jeff was hired as president just six months ago and the chain of executive departures doesn’t help the organization as the ride-hailing…

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Have You Been A Victim Of This Clever Gmail Phishing Scam?

Have You Been A Victim Of This Clever Gmail Phishing Scam?

Email Scams happen every day but you least expect it on platforms like Google and this is why researchers are listing it among the sneakiest Google Gmail scam you are likely to fall for. Security Researchers at WordFence, identified the scam that tricks Google Gmail customers into divulging their login credentials and the it has been happening for the past few months and is reportedly hit other email provider services Quick Read: ZeroFox Study Exposes…

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