Category: Cyber security

Check Point has successfully brought down VandaTheGod, the person behind a 7-year hacktivism campaign.

Check Point nabs ‘VandaTheGod’, individual behind 7-year hacktivism campaign

Check Point has successfully brought down VandaTheGod, the person behind a 7-year hacktivism campaign. Since 2013, many official websites belonging to governments worldwide were hacked and defaced by an attacker who self-identified as ’VandaTheGod.’ The hacker targeted governments in numerous countries, including South Africa, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Trinidad and Tobago, Argentina, Thailand, Vietnam, and […]
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CREST to build Africa's Cybersecurity Capacity in a $1.4M grant

CREST to build Africa’s Cybersecurity Capacity in a $1.4M grant

CREST, the not-for-profit accreditation and certification body for the technical security industry, has received a grant of $1.4 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help increase cybersecurity capacity in Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Indonesia. Robust growth, adoption and usage of digital financial services by the poor can help […]
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Cyber risks are becoming more complex and challenging

The rate at which digital technology is evolving and disrupting traditional business models, cyber risks seem to evolve even faster. Despite declining business confidence in the ability to manage cyber risk, business leaders are now clearly recognising the critical nature of cyber threats and are starting to identify and embrace best practices to mitigate risks. […]
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Compfix Data rebrands to Evail to offer cyber security services

Data Management Company, Compfix Data Limited has rebranded to Evail as it seeks to position itself as the most trusted data solutions brand in East Africa. The firm seeks to increase its portfolio offering as it ventures into offering cybersecurity and business continuity solutions. Previously, the company has been offering IT solutions including Data recovery, […]
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Growth in Cryptocurrency Transactions Calls For Stronger Security

Growth in Cryptocurrency Transactions Calls For Stronger Security

Acknowledging National Cybersecurity Awareness Month this October, digital wallet provider, Paxful is shining the spotlight on the escalating need for security awareness amongst users when trading in digital currency. With criminals becoming increasingly technically proficient, the benefits of cryptocurrencies are also being exploited. Virtual currency related crime is on the rise in South Africa, with […]
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ACPM IT partners with iLabAfrica, BCK for a Security Operations Center 

ACPM IT partners with iLabAfrica, BCK to tackle cybercrime

ACPM IT Consulting Ltd. an international consulting company today announced the expansion of ACPM IT Consulting to Kenya through partnerships with iLabAfrica Centre -Strathmore University and BCK Kenya. The deal is set to make it safer for Kenyans to access the internet without having their data compromised. The Strathmore ACPM SOC as a Service will provide […]
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KnowBe4 partners with Cyber Security Africa for ease of access to its platform

KnowBe4 partners with Cyber Security Africa for ease of access to its platform

KnowBe4 Africa has announced that they are partnering with Cyber Security Africa as their African distributor. KnowBe4 Africa aims to make access to its cybersecurity awareness training platform easier for African businesses through CS Africa and offer a necessary solution to the threat of cybercrime in growing economies. At the recent World Economic Forum in […]
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