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Microsoft Pledges Support For Women In Cybersecurity

Microsoft Pledges Support For Women In Cybersecurity

Microsoft through the Cloud and AI Security Engineering team has reiterated its commitment to advocate for women with an interest in security engineering through the SheHacks annual HackFest Festival. The pronouncement, made during this year’s annual HackFest held at Strathmore Business School, underscores the organisation’s commitment to supporting developing, sponsoring and advocating for women with […]

#AfrSS2017 – A ‘Kill Switch’ Is Slowing the Spread of Wannacry Ransomware

#AfrSS2017 – A ‘Kill Switch’ Is Slowing the Spread of Wannacry Ransomware

Friday’s unprecedented ransomware attack may have stopped spreading to new machines — at least briefly — thanks to a “kill switch” that a security researcher has activated. The ransomware, called Wana Decryptor or WannaCry, has been found infecting machines across the globe. It works by exploiting a Windows vulnerability that the U.S. National Security Agency […]

EU Privacy Proposal Could Dent Facebook, Gmail Ad Revenue

EU Privacy Proposal Could Dent Facebook, Gmail Ad Revenue

Online messaging services such as WhatsApp (FB.O), iMessage (AAPL.O) and Gmail (GOOGL.O) will face tough rules on how they can track users under a proposal presented by the European Union executive on Tuesday which may hit advertising revenue. The web players will have to guarantee the confidentiality of their customers’ conversations and get their consent […]

FG Inaugurates Council On Cybercrime

FG Inaugurates Council On Cybercrime

The Federal Government yesterday inaugurated a 31-man Cybercrime Advisory Council to tackle the rising criminal activities and protect the nation’s cyberspace that has cost the country N127 bn annually. The council which comprises representatives of EFCC, ICPC, NAPTIP and DSS among others is to formulate ways of implementing the Cybercrime (Prohibition Prevention etc.) Act 2015, […]