— March 6, 2014 The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has taken security measures to protect the data base of the commission from cyber crimes. Mr Chris Onyemenam, Director-General of NIMC said this at a workshop on “Applying big data analytic and active cyber defence in large scale identity management system” organised by NIMC in Abuja. Onyemenam said that the commission had well equipped members of staff who are charged with the [...]
- Kaspersky Lab has launched an interactive cyberthreat map that visualises cyber security incidents occurring worldwide in real time. The types of threats displayed include malicious objects detected during on-access and on-demand scans, email and web antivirus detections, as well as objects identified ...
- To survive in Africa during the 'post-extraction era' one needs to place greater emphasis on education, says Dr. Ndubuisi Ekekwe. And that is precisely why he is currently building a technological institute in Nigeria, slated to become Africa's answer to ...
- Kenya is putting in place a cyber security strategy to protect the country’s online assets. The ultimate comprehensive new strategy document will guide the management of cybersecurity issues in the country. Kenyans and interested stakeholders have until Friday March, 2014 to have ...
Samsung has added a new Android device in its flagship. The much-awaited Galaxy S5 is yet to release, but confirmed by a spokesperson of the company at Mobile World Congress on 24 February 2014. The news is rapidly percolating in the air and users are keeping high expectations about the launch. Presently, the Korean giant is working on its mega launch to draw a huge appeal among the speculators. It is believed that the new [...]
The Tony Elumelu Foundation announced today that it has provided grant support for the Nigeria Innovations Cluster Mapping project. Executed by the African Institution of Technology’s (AFRIT) Education Foundation, the project intends to uncover innovation clusters—groups of companies in similar industries employing new technologies in their business—across Nigeria. The research provided by this project will furnish the Tony Elumelu Foundation, the Nigerian government and the business community with data and tools for understanding what drives [...]
As internet penetration continues to advance in Africa, so are the perils that come with the increased degree of digital connectivity – cyber crime. However, most organizations lack both proper security plans and trained in-house staff to counter or quickly recover from cyber attacks. Also, in warfare, the game has gone beyond bullets and ammunitions. Nations wage cyber warfare where they work hard to steal digital assets and secrets of other countries. The 21st [...]
Mobile technology is revolutionizing everything from commerce to social interaction. Entertainment is no exception. With online streaming, mobile apps and digital TV signals, what and how we watch television is being revolutionized. While weekly programs on the big networks remain popular, mores specialized channels and networks and original online programming continue to gain steam. For the entertainment lover trying to catch up with the trends, here are five popular ways to enjoy TV today. [...]
The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) (http://www.unitar.org) has just launched the 2014 edition of the online training courses in financial management, international trade and intellectual property. These courses are intended for trade and finance professionals and officials from developing countries including least developed countries and economies in transition. Since the introduction of online courses in 2003, over 10,000 officials mainly from developing countries benefited from our courses. Dowload the Calendar of [...]
Entries to the 2014 African Blogger Awards (http://www.africanbloggerawards.com), the continent’s very first awards programme that measures online and social influencers’ reach and influence through data analysis, are open to bloggers, Instagrammers, Tweeters and YouTubers across Africa. The Awards will also give brands and the marketing industry, including advertisers, public relations agencies and media buyers in each country, an impartial measurement of the most relevant online and social influencers to include in their campaigns, making [...]