CYBER SECURITY

Are you an effective Cybersecurity/ I.T Manager?

As organizations strive to ensure the Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability of their systems, they go out of their way to hire Cyber security professionals (I.T Manager) to help fast track the process. These professionals when hired most of the time forget the primary role of the business. It’s imperative that security professionals remember that they …

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Healthcare Cybersecurity: Are your medical records safe?

As each day comes, Cyber-attacks and data breaches are increasing in the news and the types of cyber-attacks are becoming more varied and sophisticated. Malicious hackers have developed better ways to evade basic security, they have mastered social engineering, and they have also transitioned from mere petty theft, to information and data theft. That information, …

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Understanding DoS and DDoS Attacks

Recently, A 23-year-old hacker from Utah who launched a series of DDoS attacks against multiple online services, websites, and online gaming companies between December 2013 and January 2014 was sentenced to 27 months in prison. Austin Thompson, a.k.a. “DerpTroll,” pledged guilty back in November 2018 after he admitted to being a part of DerpTrolling, a …

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Insider Cybersecurity Threats: Stay Vigilant

From ages past, there has always been the calamitous possibility for a colleague to be shockingly revealed as the ‘wolf in sheep’s clothing’, and we can credibly learn from sacred scripture that this will certainly not change even in the present day. So why need be wary of the wolf? Well, the biggest mistake you …

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Easy Cyber hygiene practices to keep you Safer

Every day, employees hear the same things from their IT staff about cybersecurity and safety. Though they may pushy and monotonous, there are very important reasons and rationale behind these practices and advice. Keeping safe and secure while connected isn’t just about how your system is set up – it is also very much about …

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MALWARE ON THE RISE: REINFORCE AWARENESS

More often than not, hackers are working around the clock to breach systems with a multitude of social engineering techniques and malware. Attackers are using malware to encrypt computer files and demand ransom to make them accessible again. People are typically the weakest link, and because an organization relies heavily on its human resources, due …

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Cybersecurity Incident Response Planning

As the number of cyber breaches occurring worldwide increases, a number of companies have invested a lot of money in system hardening, user awareness, intrusion detection systems and other technologies to prevent data breaches. BUT is that enough? Even with all the various systems and controls in place, a company can still suffer a significant …

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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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