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Cybersecurity: Safeguarding data

First Appeared in TODAY’S Accountant The Magazine for The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU) ISSUE 19, AUGUST 2019 pg. 44 He posted a WhatsApp message to a lady friend: “Here is the company’s payroll. Treat as confidential. Love you!” The lady immediately forwarded to another friend. “These guys are ripping us off. UGX 50m net for one …

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Why Insurance players MUST attend the Cybersec conference!

Qn. I am an insurance practitioner? Why should I participate or sponsor the 3rd annual cybersecurity and risk management conference? A: Insurance sells a promise and relies on trust. The industry has also undergone a tremendous change in the way the business is conducted from risk assessment and underwriting to onboarding, service delivery, and on-going …

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PROTECT YOUR ONLINE REPUTATION BY ATTENDING THE 3RD ANNUAL CYBERSECURITY & RISK MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE 2019

Why attend the #CSRM19? Are you too secure to be hacked? If you or any of your team member has Internet access or use social networks like WhatsApp, Email, Skype to mention but three, you are vulnerable to cyber-attacks if you connect through the same network! Jane (not real name), a 24-year-old dark-skinned lady was excited …

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INVITATION TO ATTEND THE 3RD ANNUAL CYBERSECURITY AND RISK MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE

The current internet usage stands at 4.4billion users Worldwide, with Africa alone taking 525million users as of June 2019 (Internet World Stats). Uganda herself loses Shs 122bn annually to cyber-attacks and it is further stated that the increase in the cost of cybercrime in the country is due to the increased sophistication of local cyber …

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Why a career in cybersecurity? Part 1

Diploma in Cyber Security and Forensics pioneer class at Institute of Forensics & ICT Security on 12th August 2019 orientation talk by Mustapha B Mugisa. A career in cybersecurity offers unlimited opportunities across industries and countries. Governments and multinational companies alike have open opportunities for expert cybersecurity researchers, bug hunters and true professionals who don’t …

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External Audit of information and communication technology systems of Supervised Financial Institutions (SFIs)

On July 10, 2019, Bank of Uganda issued Instruction Circular ‘EDS.306.2 as a follow-up to circular Ref: EDS.306.2 dated July 13, 2017, with respect to the subject matter. All SFIs are required to conduct an external audit of their ICT Systems. And that an SFI may identify and engage any firm from the list of …

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Part 3: 10 reasons for a career in cybersecurity

8th: Career in cybersecurity offers fat pay cheques and high mobility Of what use is a career specialization that does not bring money on the table? Any professional career guidance class will advise you to follow your heart (read passion) in your choice of a profession and make money doing it. A career is fulfilling …

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