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Pieter Bensch takes the helm at Sage Africa & Middle East

Bensch will lead the growth of Sage’s business across the region and focus on expanding its leadership in the market for cloud-based accounting, people & payroll, and payments software

Sage (www.Sage.com/za), the market and technology leader for cloud accounting, people & payroll, and payment systems, today announced that ICT industry veteran, Pieter Bensch (http://APO.af/6BJ8CY), has assumed his new role as the company’s executive vice-president for Africa and Middle East. In this position, Bensch will lead the growth of Sage’s…

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Electronic and Video Game Festival of Abidjan (FEJA): the biggest eSport event in Africa

Abidjan to host major video-game festival this November

The Electronic and Video Game Festival of Abidjan (FEJA) (www.FEJA.ci) will take place on November 11th and 12th at Palais de la Culture. Organized by Paradise Game, this unique festival will welcome more than 50 000 video game lovers. The 2017 edition will feature eSports tournaments. The qualifications will start…

Kaspersky
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Kaspersky Lab Introduces Next Generation Consumer Line-up, Coupled with Kaspersky Free Antivirus

The latest versions of Kaspersky Internet Security and Kaspersky Total Security are designed to protect the modern household, helping people care for their connected devices and every aspect of their digital lives

Kaspersky Lab (www.Kaspersky.co.za) has launched updated versions of its consumer flagship products. The updated Kaspersky Internet Security ensures even better protection against ransomware, is able to protect Mac computers while using public Wi-Fi networks and also offers an extra layer of protection with a secret code for Android users to…

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ShadowPad: How Attackers hide Backdoor in Software used by Hundreds of Large Companies around the World

ShadowPad is one of the largest known supply-chain attacks

Kaspersky Lab (www.Kaspersky.co.za) experts have discovered a backdoor planted in a server management software product used by hundreds of large businesses around the world. When activated, the backdoor allows attackers to download further malicious modules or steal data. Kaspersky Lab has alerted NetSarang, the vendor of the affected software, and…

Burhani Engineers Ltd
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Burhani Engineers’ computer programme in Kenya to boost STEM Education

The partnership, signed between Burhani Engineers Limited represented by the Managing Director Mr. Zoher Pirbhai, Kibera sub-county Directorate of Education, represented by Mrs. Lydia Mutegi and the Kibra MP’s Office represented by Ann Ithara, will see at least 10 schools receive 10 computers in the first round

Burhani Engineers Limited (http://BurhaniEngineers.com) signed a partnership with the Kibera Sub-County government to provide computer systems and Engineering Power Classes to pupils within the county. The distribution is aimed at increasing interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education and preparing the grassroots demographic for more technology-based career opportunities.…

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Boards still not grasping cyber threats, say IT decision makers

Senior management are risking their companies by not taking cyber security seriously

Key decision makers do not have confidence in their Boards’ ability to manage cyber security threats, according to the latest cyber security analysis from Control Risks (www.ControlRisks.com). The global ‘Cyber Security Landscape’ survey of IT and Business decision makers found that almost half of respondents reported they believe their organisation’s…

Internet Society (ISOC)
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Internet Society and Commission of the African Union launch Internet Infrastructure Security Guidelines for Africa

The guidelines - the first of their kind in Africa - were developed by a multi-stakeholder group of African and global internet infrastructure security experts, and are the first step towards building a more secure Internet in Africa

The Internet Society (www.InternetSociety.org) and the African Union Commission unveiled a new set of Internet Infrastructure Security Guidelines for Africa during the African Internet Summit, taking place in Nairobi 30 May-2 June. The guidelines will help Africa create a more secure Internet infrastructure and are set to change the way…

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Securing Privacy Online: Kaspersky Lab Presents Standalone VPN for Macs and PCs

Kaspersky Lab has introduced Secure Connection in Nigeria, a solution for encrypting traffic on Windows and Mac computers

Kaspersky Lab (www.Kaspersky.co.za) has introduced Secure Connection in Nigeria, a solution for encrypting traffic on Windows and Mac computers. Based on VPN technology, it automatically enables encryption when the risk of data interception is most dangerous for the user, for example, when connecting to public Wi-Fi or using online banking…

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ICD, the private sector arm of the Islamic Development Bank Group (“IDB”) cooperates with Coris Bank International to launch Islamic windows

Through this collaboration, ICD is assisting Coris Bank International’s subsidiaries in launching 4 dedicated Islamic windows in Cote d’Ivoire, Mali, Senegal and Benin

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (“ICD”) (www.ICD-PS.org), the private sector arm of IDB Group, and Coris Bank International have entered into a Joint Strategic Collaboration to establish Islamic window. The CEO of ICD, Mr. Khaled Al Aboodi and Mr. Idrissa Nassa, CEO and Chairman of…