Sophos exposes Black Kingdom ransomware

Sophos exposes Black Kingdom ransomware

Sophos exposes Black Kingdom ransomware     Following the reporting of the Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities and the out-of-band release of security patches on March 2, a growing number of new adversaries are exploiting these bugs to launch attacks, a global cyber security company, Sophos, has discovered.  Last week Sophos reported on attacks by DearCry ransomware. To this end, Sophos has published “Black Kingdom Ransomware Begins Appearing on Exchange Servers,” detailing Black Kingdom ransomware that has been targeting Exchange servers that remain unpatched against the ProxyLogon vulnerabilities. In the report, Sophos…

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Zinox Technologies donates tech devices to EbonyLife Creative Academy

Zinox Technologies donates tech devices to EbonyLife Creative Academy

Zinox Technologies donates tech devices to EbonyLife Creative Academy   Foremost tech giant, Zinox Technologies Ltd. has been hailed for its contribution to the creative industry in Nigeria, with the donation of its high-end laptops, desktop computers and other devices to the EbonyLife Creative Academy. The donation was handed over by the Leo Stan Ekeh Foundation, a futuristic Non-Governmental Organization dedicated to the promotion of quality education, practical entrepreneurship, wealth creation and healthy living. Commending the donation of the tech devices, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of EbonyLife Creative Academy, Mo Abudu,…

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Bincom Dev Center launches ‘eMigr8’, global tech initiative

Bincom Dev Center

Bincom Dev Center, a tech training and development hub, has launched ‘emigr8’, a tech enabled pathway to relocation abroad. It explained in press statement that the solution was designed in an effort to bridge the talents lacuna in the tech ecosystem, provide hands-on experience in software development and other technology skills to produce globally attractive technology experts. The Center’s Proservices Lead, Olayinka Isimoya said that the service explores schemes that enable technology resources to relocate based on different visa routes that countries offer to highly skilled tech talents. Isimoya said that some of the visa opportunities available…

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Digital Encode bags Cybersecurity Diversity Company of the Year Award

Says 40% of the workforce are women ______________________  Digital Encode Limited, a leading consulting and integration firm in Africa, has received the “Cybersecurity Diversity Company of the Year Award” at the inaugural Women in Cybersecurity Awards Africa 2020 (WICA Africa). The award was presented to Digital Encode at the first of its kind award to honour cybersecurity professionals in Africa, for its outstanding role in promoting and mentoring women in cybersecurity. The Company specializes in the design, management, and security of business-critical networks, telecommunications environments and other Information Technology (IT) infrastructures. Presenting the award to Digital Encode, Cephas Okoth,…

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Cybersecurity Assessment and the Zero Trust Model

By Ed Moyle ___________ Over the past few years, the concept of “zero trust” architecture has gone through a number of evolutionary phases. It’s gone from being the hot new fad, to being trite (in large part due to a deluge of marketing from those looking to cash in on the trend), to passé, and now has ultimately settled into what it probably should have always been all along: a solid, workmanlike security option with discrete, observable advantages and disadvantages that can be folded into our organization’s security approach. Zero…

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Pantami rallies collective effort for enhancing cybersecurity

The minister of communications and digital economy, Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has reiterated the importance of collective efforts by all stakeholders toward enhancing the security of cyberspace for Nigerians, who now depend increasingly on digital tools and platforms to carry out their daily activities. The Minister stated this while delivering a keynote address at the 2020 International Legislative – Stakeholder Conference on Cybersecurity at the NAF Conference Centre, Abuja, on Monday. Represented by Umar Danbatta, the executive vice chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Pantami said, the conference was…

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ICIT partners Microsoft, 9Mobile on cloud-based software packages for SMEs

ICIT solutions Nigeria, a business technology solutions provider and tier-one Microsoft partner, has announced their partnership with 9Mobile to launch 9Business Cloud The 9Business Cloud is a top-notch e-commerce platform where you can buy all cloud based software packages, designed to enhance business productivity in the fast-growing Nigerian market. Located in Lagos, Nigeria, ICIT (Internet, Communications & IT Solutions) is an experienced information technology solutions provider with a mission to efficiently empower businesses to achieve more with less using automation. ICIT, provides both SMEs and Enterprise level businesses with affordable…

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Indigenous digital marketing firm to train youths on emerging digital skills

Harlong DigiTech, an indegeneous digital marketing firm has perfected plan to train one thousand youths and small business owners on acquisition of relevant digital skills. The training, which, according to the organiser, will run over a five-month period for different batches, is conceived as a way of injecting innovations into small businesses especially after the disruption triggered by coronavirus pandemic that has affected the survival of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the country. In a press statement, David Alonge, Team Lead at Harlong DigiTech, said the digital skill…

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World Bank sets 148m NIN target for Nigeria by 2024

World Bank sets 148m NIN target for Nigeria

To be counted as successful in the on-going Digital Identification for Development (ID4D) project being supervised by the World Bank and financed by other global bodies, Nigeria must have issued National Identity Number (NIN) to 148 million of its citizens by June 2024. According to the bank, this performance indicator, among others, would determine the full release to the country of the $430 million earmarked for the project. According to the World Bank document on the project, Nigeria, as of May this year, had issued 36.9 million NIN, representing just…

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Danbatta urges Nigerians’ involvement as 2020 Cybersecurity Awareness Month Kicks off

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Umar Danbatta, the executive vice chairman (EVC) and chief executive officer of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has said the need to be cybersecurity-conscious to guarantee online safety for Internet users is everyone’s business and not reserved for a group of people. Danbatta stated this to herald the commencement of a series of enlightenment and awareness campaign activities being embarked upon by the commission for this year’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). The month of October every year is NCSAM globally, aimed at raising awareness about cybersecurity, and to…

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