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Crypto-miners lead the malware charge

Crypto-miners lead the malware charge

Crypto-miners dominate the threat landscape, impacting 37% of organisations around the world, says Check Point.

Orange acquires SecureData to beef up security service in Africa

Orange acquires SecureData to beef up security service in Africa

French telco says company is well-positioned on the strategically-key British and Anglophone cybersecurity market.

Facebook wants Africa to help fight fake news

Facebook wants Africa to help fight fake news

Social network looks to extend third-party fact check tool to additional countries on the continent.

Internet shutdown in Gabon, DR Congo condemned

Internet shutdown in Gabon, DR Congo condemned

Internet Without Borders, Paradigm Initiative slam governments for disruption to connectivity.

International espionage incident should ring Africa's alarm bells

International espionage incident should ring Africa's alarm bells

IT security experts say advent of cloud and digitalisation has expanded continent's cyber security threat landscape.

Facebook says preferential data access was with user permission

Facebook says preferential data access was with user permission

The New York Times says Facebook allowed Netflix and Spotify the ability to read users' private messages.

'Security the largest hurdle for implementing DX'

'Security the largest hurdle for implementing DX'

Fortinet survey outlines the challenges before CISOs and CSOs as trends like 'Hacking Tools as a Service' gain traction.

Cloud growth a factor in data breaches

Cloud growth a factor in data breaches

Increased use of cloud platforms and influence of application logic bugs must be kept in mind, according to Check Point executive.

IOT Bot attacks – a growing cause for concern

IOT Bot attacks – a growing cause for concern

The cyber threat landscape as a whole is a 'hot button' throughout Sub-Saharan Africa says Westcon exec.

Africa in IOT legislation balancing act

Africa in IOT legislation balancing act

While new technology excites, experts warn of the need to safeguard connected data touchpoints and protect users.

Central African Republic, SA and Nigeria are top cyberattack targets

Central African Republic, SA and Nigeria are top cyberattack targets

NEC XON executive discusses Francophone Africa's first Cyber Defense Operations Centre in Senegal.