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COVID-19: Sophos offers five cybersecurity tips to remote workers

IT News Nigeria: Following the Federal and State Governments directives that businesses in Nigeria should adopt measures to curtail the spread of Coronavirus many if not most organisations have already crossed the “working from home”, or at least the “working while on the road” bridge. Therefore, the global concerns over the current coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, and the need to keep ...

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Fraud Alerts under Covid-19 pandemic: Websites Pledging Federal Government Grants Fake!

IT News Nigeria: The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has said it is drawing the attention of the general public the existence of fraudulent and fake  websites trying to capitalize on the Covid-19 pandemic to defraud unsuspecting Nigerians. A statement signed by Head, Corporate Affairs & External Relations, Mrs Hadiza Umar, Tuesday, on behalf of the Director General, NITDA, ...

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Combating Electronic Frauds: NCC’s Committee on e-Fraud Meets, Reviews Inputs from Sub-Committees

IT News Nigeria:  The 26-man Committee inaugurated by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to develop a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on how relevant public and private organisations can collaborate to combat electronic frauds perpetrated through telecommunications platforms, have met for the second time after its inauguration. The Committee’s meeting which held at the Communications and Digital Economy Complex, Mbora District, ...

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Govt Security Target Delivered: NCC deactivates all improperly-registered SIM cards in Nigeria

IT News Nigeria: By this announcement, apex telecoms watchdog, NCC now implies that every SIM card in Nigeria is duly registered and linked to identifiable individual for the purpose of enhancing security “By our records, all improperly-registered Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards across Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) in Nigeria have been completely deactivated,” the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the ...

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Sophos discovers Trickbot attackers leveraging Coronavirus fears to send spam mails

IT News Nigeria: ·        Sophos enumerates steps to remain safe from attackers In the last 24 hours, SophosLabs has uncovered a new email spam attack targeting Italians with a document containing a macro loaded with Trickbot malware. The email takes advantage of COVID-19 fears by offering up a clickable document that allegedly includes a list of precautions to take to prevent infection. Unfortunately, ...

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Sophos introduces “Xstream” version of XG Firewall

IT News Nigeria: Sophos (LSE: SOPH), a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity, today introduced a new “Xstream” architecture for Sophos XG Firewall with high performance Transport Layer Security (TLS) traffic decryption capabilities that eliminate significant security risk associated with encrypted network traffic, which is often overlooked by security teams due to performance and complexity concerns. XG Firewall now also features AI-enhanced threat analysis from SophosLabs and accelerated application ...

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ECCs a success story because of Federal Government commitment – Danbatta

IT News Nigeria: The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta has said Emergency Communication Centres (ECCs) have become a success story today because of the commitment of the Federal Government and that Nigeria must leverage and appropriately deploy telecoms and ICT resources in the fight against insurgency.  Prof. Danbatta stated this Wednesday at ...

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Data Privacy Day 2020: Expert calls on President Buhari to assent to Data Protection Bill

IT News Nigeria: As the world marks Data Privacy Day 2020, a cybersecurity expert, Mr. Remi Afon has called on the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari to assent to the Data Protection bill, which was passed by the 8th National Assembly in May 2019. Afon, who is also the President of the Cyber Security Experts Association of Nigeria (CSEAN) believes the signing ...

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Toyota Recalls 2.9 million 2011-2019 Corolla models, others

IT News Nigeria: *On the menu are 2011-2019 Model Year Corolla, 2011-2013 Model Year Matrix, 2012-2018 Model Year Avalon …… Toyota Motor announced in a press release that it is recalling 2.9 million 2.9million 2011-2019 Corolla models and others  from the United States over fear that airbags may not deploy in crashes. A great number of those autos imported from ...

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