News by ‘Meredith Bradshaw’

A Greener South Africa Thanks To UberGreen

UberGreen A new initiative by Uber seeks to make the South African environment cleaner by reducing carbon dioxide emissions. In South Africa, 13% of carbon dioxide emissions are on account of the transport industry. Uber through a partnership with BMW and Nissan is seeking to bring...

Africa’s banking security in Africa is reaching a tipping point for growing cybercrime risk

banking security Africa’s relative lack of infrastructure is both a blessing and a curse for banks. While access to traditional services is still a challenge, innovation in technology can offer big opportunities. Mobile has become the de facto means of banking in many parts of Africa and,...

Cyber Crime Predicted To Reach $2 Trillion By 2019

During the last ten years, our lives have changed. The increased usage of the Internet made blurred some lines between the virtual and the real world making some processes faster. Ordinary people are enjoying this change, as life is becoming much easier for them. Large...

31pc of employees consider themselves the biggest threat to cyber security

Hackers Breach Top Wall Street Law Firms, Including Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP Both companies and employees are aware of the damage cyber-attacks can make, and know that employees are the weakest link in a company’s security chain. Those are the results of two separate studies conducted by security firm WinMagic. During the Cloud Security Expo, it released...

Hackers Breach Top Wall Street Law Firms, Including Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP

Hackers Breach Top Wall Street Law Firms, Including Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP Reuters: Hackers broke into the computer networks of some big U.S. law firms, including Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP and Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. Federal investigators are looking to see if confidential information was stolen for insider...

Android app Malware steals two-factor SMS codes, hijacks big Australian banks systems

Millions of customers of Australia’s largest banks are the target of a sophisticated Android attack which steals banking details and thwarts two-factor authentication security. Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, National Australia Bank and ANZ Bank customers are all at risk from the malware which hides on infected...

White House Proposes $19 Billion Budget Allocation for Cybersecurity

US President Barrack Obama is seeking a 35 percent hike in cybersecurity funding in his final budget to boost the capability of the federal government to defend itself against cyberattacks. The proposed $19 billion request, which represents one of the largest increases ever sought in...

Apple under pressure to scrap controversial policy of permanently disabling repaired iPhone 6s

Apple has come under pressure to scrap its controversial policy of permanently disabling repaired iPhone 6s when software is upgraded, following a global consumer backlash and claims the company could be acting illegally. At least one firm of US lawyers said it hopes to bring...

Developing Future African Leaders — Q&A with Wadzi Katsidzira of the African Leadership Academy

Africa’s future is bright, but realizing its potential will require the development of a new generation of African leaders ready to compete in a global economy. African economies are among the fastest-growing in the world, and the continent’s potential is widely recognized. Achieving this bright...

US Internet Regulatory Authority (USIRA) Proposed, “No Legal Basis for IANA Transition”

I believe that such proven methods from contemporary US Public Policy experience must be applied in administrating any Internet Governance structure that would result from the IANA Transition proposals. This further underscores the need for Congress to establish a US Internet Regulatory Authority (USIRA) which...