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Game theory: Cyber preparedness

12th September 2014

Everyone thinks that they are prepared, ready for the worst that can come their way – whether that is a natural disaster or a malicious attack. But how realistic is your preparation? “You can feel the temperature go up in the room,” says Tucker Bailey, principal in the Washington, D.C., office of global management consulting […]

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Interview with Eric Akumiah

12th September 2014

ITU-IMPACT’s experts were in Accra, Ghana, from 4 – 15 August in collaboration with the National Information Technology Agency (NITA) to assist the Ghanaian government in its national Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT) implementation. Here’s what Eric Akumiah, Director of Operations at NITA, has to say about the project. Post by Cert-Gh.  

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Protecting children online

2nd September 2014

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Ghana Deepens Fight Against Cyber Crimes – Introduces CERT This Week

25th August 2014

Ghana’s quest to protect itself from cyber crimes and its related activities has given a major boost following the establishment of the country’s historical Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT).The CERT, globally known as Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT) and its portal, scheduled for launch on Friday this week, is being hailed as the surest and […]

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Cyber Threat Landscape in Africa

25th August 2014

Africa is one area where it has been challenging to get reliable, long-term trend data on the threat landscape for specific locations. As seen in the heat maps below, published in (Microsoft Security Intelligence Report) SIRv10 and SIRv12 respectively, there is insufficient data for many locations in Africa. Typically, this indicates there were fewer than […]

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ITU Trains Ghana Computer Emergency Response Team

11th August 2014

A Two-week training programme to sharpen the skills of Ghana’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) in Accra has begun at the Microsoft Laboratory of the Ghana Multimedia Incubation Centre (GMIC) under the auspices of the Ministry of Communications. It is being conducted by the International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT), the United Nations-backed cyber […]

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Police access to online data ‘crucial’ for child protection, says Theresa May

21st July 2014



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Are you a hacker’s target?

21st July 2014



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ebay to ask users to change their passwords

21st July 2014

eBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY) said beginning later today it will be asking eBay users to change their passwords because of a cyberattack that compromised a database containing encrypted passwords and other non-financial data. After conducting extensive tests on its networks, the company said it has no evidence of the compromise resulting in unauthorized activity for […]

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senate cybersecurity report a horror story

21st July 2014

Last week the Senate Homeland Securityand Governmental Affairs committee‘s minority staff released a 19-page assessment titled “The Federal Government’s Track Record on Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure.” Retiring Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., sponsored the assessment. The footnoted assessment draws on more than 40 agency audits and inspector general reviews. Coburn’s short and readable document supports its high-tech horror story with vivid, […]

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