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South Africa: State Security Agency has no power to control the internet

South Africa: State Security Agency has no power to control the internet

In an introduction of proposed new draft of the cybercrimes and cybersecurity Bill, govt addresses concerns around the role of the State Security Agency, interception of data and malicious communications, among others.

Kenya: official moves to control digital media has watchdogs worried

Kenya: official moves to control digital media has watchdogs worried

Communication Authority takes steps to monitor social media, regulate broadcasting ahead of August general elections.

Malware - a growing threat to business.

Malware - a growing threat to business in Africa

Surveys, expert insight confirm route of infection and sophistication of attacks continues to increase.

Uganda partners with Gemalto to beef up security

Uganda partners with Gemalto to beef up security

East African country leverages Gemalto solution to bolster border security, administration.

More relevant legislation needed for data protection

Africa needs more relevant legislation for data protection

Calls for more collaboration to ensure a common approach to cybersecurity.

Kenya: the jitters of tech in elections

Kenya: the jitters of tech in elections

Lawmakers initiate changes to legislation governing tech application during elections in a bid to cover all bases ahead of key political development.

Nigeria's financial services, aviation sectors under threat

Nigeria's financial services, aviation sectors under threat

IT professionals express concern, call for multi-stakeholder approach to help combat cybercrime.

Cyber security: businesses at 'critical tipping point' say experts

Cyber security: businesses at 'critical tipping point' say experts

New ransomware samples increased 80% since the beginning of 2016, among other statistics highlighted in research released by IT security specialist.

Mirai malware aims DDoS attacks on Liberia.

Mirai malware aims DDoS attacks on Liberia

UK-based IT security expert monitoring situation clarifies events.

SA ISP lobby group warns consumers against assuming online safety

SA ISP lobby group warns consumers against assuming online safety

Internet Service Providers' Association says there is not enough information on hacking for consumers to assume they are safe this festive season.

'This is going to be the most powerful tech sector in Africa'

'This is going to be the most powerful tech sector in Africa'

Facebook's Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos discusses security challenges facing users in Africa, as well as prospects for the company in Nigeria.