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Check Point Software Unveils Infinity AI Copilot: Transforming Cyber security with Intelligent GenAI Automation and Support

Check Point's latest innovation, brings AI-powered efficiency and collaboration to cyber security management across platforms

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.CheckPoint.com) (NASDAQ: CHKP), a leading AI-powered, cloud-delivered cyber security platform provider, today announced the launch of the first-generation Infinity AI Copilot. Leveraging the convergence of AI and cloud technologies, Infinity AI Copilot addresses the growing global shortage of cyber security practitioners by boosting the efficiency…

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Employees in the Middle East, Turkiye, Africa region think they would earn 41% more if they had better digital skills

The lack of digital skills may not only impede one’s career and deprive them of income, but also produces serious risks for the cybersecurity of the organisation where this person is employed

According to a recent Kaspersky survey[1] (www.Kaspersky.co.za), over half of employees surveyed in the Middle East, Turkiye and Africa (META) region feel the lack of digital skills when working on computers and other digital equipment. If they had higher digital skills, employees think they would earn 41% more, on average.…

Source: UNICEF Sierra Leone |

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Donates Computers and Projectors to the Ministry of Communications, Technology, and Innovation for Young People

Currently, less than 1 per cent of schools in Sierra Leone are connected to the Internet and only three out of ten people have access to the Internet

UNICEF Sierra Leone handed over 113 laptops and 23 projectors to the Ministry of Communications, Technology, and Innovation for young people in 39 schools across the country as part of the Giga project. Giga is a UNICEF-International Telecommunications Union (ITU) initiative to connect every school to the Internet and every young…

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Modernizing Security in Africa's Rising Print Landscape (By Quentyn Taylor)

In the modern print landscape, businesses in Africa need to think about creative solutions to meet customers’ needs, while maintaining cyber hygiene with a 360 -degree approach

By Quentyn Taylor, Director of Information Security, Canon Europe (www.Canon-CNA.com) It’s no longer enough to just print and sell a product. In the modern print landscape, businesses in Africa need to think about creative solutions to meet customers’ needs, while maintaining cyber hygiene with a 360 -degree approach. With Africa’s…

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Cybercriminal for hire: The rise of Ransomware-as-a-Service

Ransomware-as-a-Service is surging worldwide, turning extortion into a commodity

Ransomware attacks are a global concern, with a shocking 40% increase in both frequency and severity over the last year. “South Africans are at significant risk due to the increasing use of Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS),” warns Anna Collard, SVP Content Strategy & Evangelist at KnowBe4 AFRICA (www.KnowBe4.com). Using RaaS also increased…

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53% of employees in the Middle East, Turkiye, and Africa region fear spying from drones

Overall, 70% of employees in the META region said their company would benefit from installing drone detection systems to protect the business from spying

According to the results of the recent Kaspersky (www.Kaspersky.co.za) Business Digitisation survey that was conducted in the Middle East, Turkiye, and Africa (META) region earlier this year, 53% of employees are afraid of drone spying. Corporate spies and hackers use drones to get trade secrets, confidential information, and other sensitive data…

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Microtech Prominent Presence at the GITEX Technology Week in Dubai from 16 to 20 October 2023

Investments of 37.8 billion dollars are expected in the Arab market in the Gaming industry

Microtech, an innovative SME operating in the design, construction and sale of IT devices and IT components, announces its participation at the GITEX Technology Week (www.GITEX.com) taking place at the World Trade Center in Dubai from the 16th to the 20th of October. GITEX Global represents one of the most…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Tourism - Foreign Affairs Department, Republic of Seychelles |

Seychelles: Handing Over Ceremony under the Adopt a District Programme

Principal Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Vivianne Fock Tave commended Professor Ebrahim for providing free eye tests to twenty-seven school children from the Glacis Primary School

On Friday 6 October 2023, the districts of Glacis and St. Louis benefited from donations falling under the “Adopt a District Programme”, which was launched at the Seychelles Honorary Consuls Conference last October 2022. The aim of the Programme is to bring the Seychelles Honorary Consuls closer to the grassroots…

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GE Vernova Awarded Service Agreement for New Combined Cycle Power Plant in Senegal

The agreement will include the supply of parts, repairs, field services and advanced predictive maintenance for the two GE Vernova 9E.03 gas turbines and accessory equipment

West African Energy awards GE Vernova (www.GEVernova.com) 25-Year Service Agreement for 300 megawatt (MW) combined cycle power project in Cap des Biches, Dakar, Senegal; service agreement includes Asset Performance Management (APM) software from GE Vernova’s Digital business, which will help reduce costs, achieve higher availability, and increase reliability and efficiency once…

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Africa among regions with highest number of industrial systems under attack in the first half of 2023

In the first half of 2023 Africa had the highest percentage of ICS computers on which spyware was blocked (9,8%)

Malicious objects of all types were detected and blocked on 34% of Industrial Control System (ICS) computers in the first half of 2023, according to the ICS CERT landscape report (https://apo-opa.info/3LwG719) by Kaspersky (www.Kaspersky.co.za). In Africa over this period attacks were detected on 40,3% of ICS computers, placing it in…