Ecobank announces finalists of Fintech Challenge 2018

Ecobank (www.Ecobank.com), the leading independent pan-African banking group, has announced the finalists for the 2nd edition of the annual Ecobank Fintech Challenge, a competition for Africa-focused technology start-ups. The list includes eleven (11) fintech start-ups from across the continent and beyond. An Innovation Fair & Awards ceremony will honour the start-ups on August 30, 2018…

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Using blockchain tech in the war against DDoS onslaughts

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are certainly on the rise. Arbor’s 13th Annual Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report showed that 33 percent of surveyed organisations suffered a DDoS attack in 2017 (this is sharply up from the previous year’s 17 percent). The modus operandi is elegantly simple: DDoS attackers infect large numbers of devices with…

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The rise of the robots cons and pros

AI-based applications will increase vulnerability of businesses to cyber-attacks and technical failure, leading to larger-scale disruption and loss scenarios Chatbots, autonomous vehicles, and connected machines in digital factories foreshadow what the future will look like: The widespread implementation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications brings many advantages for businesses such as increased efficiencies, fewer repetitive tasks…

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