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The extremely unsecure crystal ball: Cybersecurity 2023

Cybercriminals are limbering up for another year of security contortions

Looking at the cybercrime statistics of the year is always a sobering exercise. In 2021 and 2020, the landscape was filled with new vulnerabilities and fresh attack vectors thanks to the radical changes in working environments, approaches and investments. Companies went remote and then hybrid. Employees went home and then…

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Ghana's Newest University is Putting West Africa at Forefront of the Digital Revolution

The newly reformed institution is envisioned to become the premier technology institution in West Africa for equipping students and educators in the technology space

As part of a national drive to put Ghana at the forefront of the digital revolution in Africa, the former Ghana Technology University College has been granted university status and reformed to become the Ghana Communication Technology University (GCTU) (https://site.GCTU.edu.gh); The newly reformed institution is envisioned to become the premier…

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Fostering Innovation in Education: Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) Adopts Huawei OceanStor Dorado All-Flash Storage System

CPUT's vision is to be at the heart of education and innovation in technology, across Africa

South Africa's Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) is the only university of technology in the Western Cape and is also the largest university in the province. Ranked among the top 12 universities in South Africa in 2020, it is home to more than 30,000 students and over 70 programs,…

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Data protection initiatives may fall flat without these three key attributes

Benchmarks show Huawei's OceanProtect surpasses peer

As modern enterprises hail data as the lifeblood of their business, comprehensive data protection has become paramount. Indeed, the accelerated pace of digital transformation in recent years has made data a fundamental and strategic business resource as well as a key production factor. Already, data is being generated, consumed and…

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38% of industrial computers were under attack in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) region in January-September 2022, more attacks expected to come

During the three quarters of 2022 in the META region, ICS computers in the oil and gas sector faced attacks most often

From January to September 2022, computers in the industrial control systems (ICS) environment were attacked using multiple means. In the META region, malicious objects were blocked on 38% of ICS computers in the region that were protected by Kaspersky (www.Kaspersky.co.za) solutions, according to Kaspersky ICS CERT statistics. Globally the share…

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Zebra Launches Mobile Computer in Africa to Support Digitalisation of Operations

Rugged TC15 mobile computer offers durable connectivity solution to logistics, retail and field workers

Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA) (https://www.Zebra.com/us/en.html), an innovator at the front line of business with solutions and partners that deliver a performance edge, has introduced the TC15 mobile computer (https://bit.ly/3DjKhV2) in Africa to help empower businesses in logistics, retail and field industries with a durable connectivity solution. The launch of the TC15 addresses…

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Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRT) Week – Leveraging Regional Cooperation

The ECOWAS CSIRT week was organised in Bissau, Guinea Bissau, to discuss and develop a roadmap towards the establishment of a regional Malware Information Sharing Platform (MISP)

The capacity to anticipate and respond to the new forms of crimes being generated from the ongoing digital transformation is crucial and as such, Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs) play a pivotal role in the cyber ecosystem. The establishment of CSIRTs is part of the ECOWAS cybersecurity agenda and…

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How do we Build Powerful Defense with Data Storage (By Ning Yun)

A Cybereason report shows that 49% of enterprises who pay the ransom either get only part of their data back, or none at all

By Ning Yun, Director of Data Storage Department of Huawei SAR (Huawei.com)  Ransomware is striking at an alarming rate. Information technology research and consultancy company Gartner predicts, by 2025, at least 75% of IT organizations will face one or more attacks. Refined hacking tools and extortion strategies have made ransomware the…

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How Huawei is building a 1 million strong talent ecosystem

It's a big, hairy, audacious goal but Huawei is committed to training 1 million ICT professionals over the next two years to help address the global skills shortage

Unpacking the skills deficit Driving the need for this investment is the increasingly rapid pace of digital transformation worldwide - a trend that chafes against the World Bank's talent deficit forecast of 10 million people to 2027. More than 170 countries have announced digital strategies (https://bit.ly/3CSIndP), and digital transformation is seen…

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Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the European Union Provide a Digital Laboratory to Combat Cybercrime in The Gambia

Before the relocation of this laboratory, training was provided to the Gambian police officers to develop and enhance their capacity

As part of the European Union-funded project “Organised Crime: West African Response on Cybersecurity and fight against Cybercrime” (OCWAR-C), ECOWAS will officially hand over a digital laboratory to the Gambian authorities on Wednesday 19 October 2022 in Banjul, the Gambia to build the operational capacity of the structures in charge…