Mastercard unveils AI tools to help banks fight cyber risks

Mastercard unveils AI tools to help banks fight cyber risks

Mastercard has unveiled an AI-powered suite of tools designed to help banks assess cyber risks across their ecosystem and prevent breaches. Drawing on the capabilities of RiskRecon, which Mastercard acquired earlier this year, the Cyber Secure suite’s AI combines multiple public and proprietary data sources. Then, it evaluates this data against 40 security and infrastructure criteria, with the impact and importance of each vulnerability analysed to produce a cyber risk rating and issue priority navigator. This information can be used by banks to identify and prioritise threats and vulnerabilities as…

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Over 2 Million Africans Suffer Phishing Attacks In Q2 – Report

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Latest report by Kaspersky has shown that no fewer than two million people suffered from phishing attacks between April and June this year. The cyber security firm said it detected exactly 2,023,501 phishing attacks in South Africa, Kenya, Egypt, Nigeria, Rwanda and Ethiopia. It added that a number of new tricks have also been found – from HR dismissal emails to attacks disguised as delivery notifications. The company noted that phishing is one of the oldest and most flexible types of social engineering attacks. The report read: “They are used…

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15.56% Nigerians suffered malware attacks in Q1 2020

15.56% Nigerians suffers malware attacks in Q1 2020

As country ranks fourth highest globally Nigeria ranks fourth highest country attacked by malware globally in the first quarter of the year 2020. In its latest Mobile Malware Evolution report, Kaspersky Lab, a global cybersecurity firm, has disclosed that in Nigeria, 15.56 per cent of users experienced mobile attacks in the first three months of the year. Nigeria, according to Kaspersky, experienced the second highest malware attacks in Africa after Algeria in the first quarter of 2020. Analysis of the report revealed that Nigeria and Algeria are the only African countries which made…

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