Cisco eyes expanding cloud security capabilities after $2.35 billion Duo acquisition.

Cisco

Worldwide leader in IT and networking, Cisco Systems Inc. is confident of expanding its cloud security capabilities after buying cybersecurity unicorn, Duo Security, for a whopping $2.35 billion earlier this month. “We recently announced our intent to acquire Duo Security to extend our intent-based networking portfolio into multi-cloud environments. Duo’s SaaS-delivered solution will expand our […]

Nigeria’s internet gateway vulnerable on low attention to cybersecurity

Cybersecurity

FPG Technologies and Solutions Limited, a member of Flexip Group, and a leading technology solutions provider and systems integrator has raised alarm over the low level of attention by organisations on cybersecurity, a global issue which poses a threat to both businesses and the entire Nigeria’s internet gateway. “Our internet gateway in this country is […]

Yahoo UK Fined £250, 000 For 2014 Cyber-Attack

Yahoo UK

British data protection watchdog on Tuesday slammed a £250, 000 fine on Yahoo UK Services Ltd for a cyber-attack that occurred in November 2014. Yahoo said that in 2016 at least 500 million of its accounts had been hacked two years earlier, Reuters reported. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said it focused on the 515,121 UK […]

Facebook rolls out GDPR privacy checkups worldwide

Facebook

The deadline for compliance with Europe’s new privacy laws, the General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR, is Friday, May 25. and companies across the internet are asking all of their customers to review usually-skipped over privacy settings, including Facebook. According to CNBC report seen by business a.m, On Thursday, Facebook will start rolling out GDPR-compliant privacy check-ups […]

Apple tackles unauthorised location data sharing

Apple moved to ban apps which share location data with third parties, sending developers an email stating their product violates two sections of its store guidelines. In its email, the company states: “Upon re-evaluation, we found your app is not in compliance with the App Store Review Guidelines,” 9to5 Mac reported. Specifically, the apps were […]

Tech giants sign cybersecurity pact against misuse of connectivity technology

Cybersecurity

BT, Telefonica, Nokia, and Arm were among 34 companies which signed an international agreement to protect consumers from criminals and nations misusing connectivity technology. Companies joining the Cybersecurity Tech Accord promised to: boost defences; refuse to help governments launch cyberattacks against “innocent” citizens and enterprises; work with developers on enhanced security, and share details of […]

Mozilla launches Firefox extension to avoid Facebook’s spying eyes

In response to the Facebook data harvesting scandal, Mozilla has launched an extension for its Firefox Browser which helps you segregate your web activity from Facebook’s prying eyes by isolating your identity into a separate “container.” This makes it far more difficult for Facebook to track your activity on other websites using third-party cookies. Upon installation, the […]

Bitcoin rate drops further as Twitter bans crytocurrency ads on fraud fears

Twitter, on Monday, prohibited the advertising of cryptocurrencies, crypto exchanges and wallet services from its platform, sending the value of bitcoin diving below $8,000. The social media platform announcing the new policy join its contemporaries Facebook and Google in a global clampdown of avoiding giving publicity to potential fraud. “We are committed to ensuring the safety […]

Federal Trade Commission launches probe into Facebook data scandal

Facebook

The Federal Trade Commission said it had opened an investigation into Facebook’s privacy practices following the Cambridge Analytica scandal in which the data of 50 million users was misused. Tom Pahl, the acting director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, warned in a statement according to Financial Times, that the privacy watchdog was committed […]