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Rising Concerns in Cyber Security

  Rising global apprehensions in cyber security were once again highlighted on Friday, 12 May 2017, when the world experienced the wrath of a well-coordinated Ransomware attack, known as WannaCry. Watch Tope Aladenusi, Head, Cyber Risk Services, Deloitte West Africa, as he joins other discussants on CNBC Africa to examine the “Rising concerns in Cyber Security”.

Guidance with Ransomware attack (WannaCry)

One of the worst global cyberattack started on Friday, 12th of May 2017, and has affected more than 200,000 system in more than 150 countries across the globe. The attack is a ransomware (a malicious program that encrypts data on a system and demands for a ransom before the files are decrypted) variant which exploits Windows systems with an earlier reported vulnerability listed in one of Microsoft’s security bulletin, MS17-10. The ransomware dubbed “WannaCry” requests a ransom of USD 300 to obtain the decryption key. The European and America continent have been the worst hit by the ransomware, but lately, there have indications of infections within Nigeria especially around Lagos and Abuja, and more systems are getting infected by the minute. There have been efforts to takedown the attack but there have also been reports that a new variant of the ransomware has been developed to evade the current takedown…

Deloitte Cyber Security Bulletin

Security Intelligence Google Docs Phishing Campaign Source: us-cert.gov A phishing campaign that affected Google Docs users has been reported. The campaign used spoofed email addresses to target users with emails purporting to share a document for collaboration. Once the targeted users accepted invitations, they were encouraged to allow the phishing program access to their email accounts. Google has taken action to protect users, including removing the fake Google Docs pages and disabling the offending accounts.

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Deloitte Cyber Security Bulletin

Security Intelligence 13.58 million Nigerian Internet users suffer cyberattacks  About 14 per cent or 13.58 million of the 97 million Internet users suffer cyberattacks annually, the Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency, Dr. Isa Ibrahim said this at the inaugural meeting of the Inter-ministerial Technical Committee on the Implementation of the National Cyber Security Strategy.

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Cybersecurity: Seeing the organization through the enemy’s eyes

Today’s public and private sector organizations continue to grapple with the devastating results of cyber attacks. Growing in sophistication and with no signs of slowing down, cybersecurity threats come with a hefty price tag. Estimates on the cost of cyber crime to business range from $400 billion annually in 2015 to an anticipated $2.1 trillion by 2019. With so much at stake, the United States federal government has increased its commitment to thwarting cyber crime, including $19 billion in Federal resources for cyber-security.