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Information Security News - Africa & Global

The African Information Security Association (AISA)  facilitates and promotes global best practices in information security in Africa. The following is a coverage of trends and issues related to Information security in Africa and Globally. 

 

 

 

 

News Articles

 

 

Hacker Halted Information Security Conference

Aug 2010 - Hacker Halted USA 2010, an exciting information security conference hosted by EC-Council, will be taking place on the 9-15 October 2010 in Miami, Florida, USA. The African Information Security Association (AISA) is a supporting partner of the EC Council for the Hacker Halted conference. full details

 

African Children Cyber Safety Forum Report

May 2010 - The second edition of the annual African Children Cyber Safety Forum organised by the African Children Cyber Safety Initiative (ACCSI) and promoted by the African Information Security Association (AISA) was held at Grace Schools, Gbagada, Lagos, Nigeria. full details

 

Better City, Better Life and Security with ICTs for Young People

Apr 2010 - The African Children Cyber Safety Initiative intends to mark the 2010 World Technology and Information Society Day through the "Better City, Better Life and Security with ICTs for Young People" Forum. full details

 

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard Training Nigeria 

Feb 2010 - NetHost Legislation Ltd presents a 3 Day Training on Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard Audit Approach In Nigeria full details

 

Information Security Fundamentals 

Feb 2010 - Jidaw revisits information security fundamentals through training session. full details

 

Inaugural ICT Security Africa Summit 2010 - 10% Discount for AISA Members

Jan 2010 - The inaugural ICT Security Africa Summit 2010 will be taking place in Kenya from the 11th - 14th May 2010. full details

 

2nd Annual Security Africa Summit 2009 - 10% Discount for AISA Members

Sept 2009 - 2nd Annual Security Africa Summit 2009 will be taking place at the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel, Accra, Ghana on 1st - 4th December 2009. full details

 

Cisco 2009 MidYear Security Report.
Aug 2009 - Cisco's security intelligence team has released Cisco's midyear security report for 2009. The report is based on Cisco's findings and views on threats and trends from beginning till mid 2009. full details

 

 

Public Hearing in Nigeria on the draft legislation for Cyber Security & Information Protection Agency.
July 2009 - Nigeria's House of Representatives Committee on Drugs, Narcotics and Financial Crimes will be holding a public Hearing on the draft legislation for Cyber Security & Information Protection Agency. full details

 

 

ITU Cybersecurity & ICT Applications Competition

May 2009 - The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has announced the launch of its 2009 Cybersecurity and ICT Applications Essay Competition. full details

 

 

Protecting Children and Young People Online Forum

April 2009 - This year, to mark World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, the African Information Security Association (AISA) is organizing the "Protecting Children and Young People Online" forum to promote the adoption of policies and strategies that will protect children in cyberspace and promote their safe access to online resources.
 

 

CompTIA's Straight talk about its Security+ certification

Mar 2009 - The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) talks about the aims, objectives and future of its high demand Security certification in this interview. full details

 

Security Africa 2008 Summit - 10% Discount for AISA Members

Sept 2008 - Security Africa Summit 2008 will be holding at the Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton, Johannesburg - South Africa from 26th - 28th November 2008. full details

 

 

Nigeria's President and the Power of the e-mail Hoax

Sept 2008 - The impact of the recent e-mail hoax about the President's resignation highlights the weakness of local and global information systems. Top private and public communications organizations have been found wanting   full details

 

 

Cybercrime, Electronic Crimes Tough measures in Nigeria

Sept 2008 - Nigeria's government is proposing tough measures to deal with the scourge. Long jail time is being introduced for individuals that commit fraud and other forms of financial crimes through the use of mobile phones, computers, the internet and Automatic Teller Machines (ATM).    full details

 

 

Records and Information Management Awareness Workshop

August 2008 - The 2008 Records and Information Management Awareness Workshop, Awards and Exposition was held on August 29th and 30th 2008.at the Sheraton Hotel, Lagos, Nigeria  full details

 

 

What is CISA, Why CISA - Certified Information Systems Auditor

11/06/08 - The value of IT security expertise is obvious. What is the importance and value of CISA? How relevant is CISA?  full details

 

 

Africa's First Science With Africa Conference

03/03/2008 - Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in collaboration with the African Union Commission (AUC) and its partners organized the first ever "Science with Africa" conference from 3- 7 March 2008 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. full details

 

 

Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, ICAN, Technology Competence Initiative

20/01/2008 - The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, ICAN, has made Technology Competence a prerequisite for inducting its new members  full details

 

 

Change Your Career Computer Profession Network Security

31/10/2007 -- A new book Change Your Career: Computer Network Security as Your New Profession authored by Troy McMillan is now in the market. Troy McMillan is a Product Developer and Technical Editor for Kaplan IT.    full story

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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September 19, 2009

 

Abayomi of Abuja. Nigeria says:

 

 

AISA/South Africa - Good news, but how much are the fees? And what does it that to become a AISA member. I am much interested in IT security. 

 

 

August 8, 2008

 

Bolarinwa Ojo, student of computer science. Lagos. Nigeria says:

 

 

It's good news for us as Africans. This will go a long way to prove that we as Africans are indeed working for making our future better. 

 

 

July 26, 2008

 

Emmanuel Udoh in Lagos says:

 

 

I'm proud to discover that this kind of Association exist in Africa. It is a community of security professionals. I have been looking forward for an association of this nature. It will enable professionals in the industry to interact and bring to bear the recent skills and development in the IT Security industry to fight cyber criminals and secure IT infrastructure. I hope the necessary guidelines to becoming a full member will be forwarded to me for prompt action. 

 

 


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