Data Protection

Total 23 Posts

The mind of a cyber criminal

Cybercriminals are in it for one thing: financial pay-off. They want the money that comes with offering their tools or services, selling stolen data, extortion like ransomware, or plain fraud.

World Cyber Security Summit 2021 review

In its 10th edition now, The World Cyber Security Summit, is the assembly point for Africaโ€™s cyber defence cavalry. Every year, cybersecurity practitioners from across Africa gather to take stock of the ever-increasing cyber threat landscape.

Africaโ€™s cloud is a matter of data sovereignty and national security

Africa is in an innovation battle over its cloud computing landscape. Multinationals are quickly scrambling and consolidating their positions as โ€˜kings of dataโ€™ in Africa.

How to protect yourself against online scammers

The ploys of online fraudsters are becoming incredibly difficult to detect, and so are their agendas. Itโ€™s no longer simple financial fraud โ€“ this new wave of online scamming now encompasses identity theft, voter manipulation, misuse of personal data - and everything in between.

Facebook has announced new security features to protect journalists

New Facebook security features for journalists have been announced. They are aimed at protecting journalists' Facebook and Instagram accounts against harassment and potential hacking threats.

Kenyaโ€™s new personal data protection law will have an impact on researchers

Given Kenya's new personal data protection law, researchers are now confined to the collection of specific information only directly from individuals.

Based on this programmer's research TikTok is effectively spyware

TikTok has been labeled as effectively "legitimate spyware" by a software programmer who managed to reverse engineer its source code and leak it on GitHub. TikTok's legal counsel has since had the code taken down through a DMCA takedown request.