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TechCabal Daily – VP-End | TechCabal


We hear properly sufficient how a lot Africans are perpetrators of cybercrime. We don’t, nevertheless, hear lots about how they will also be victims. 
In 2021, as Check Point experiences, cyberattacks elevated by at the very least 50%, and Africa was probably the most focused area. These assaults typically embrace unauthorised entry to knowledge, inflicting harm to laptop {hardware} or networks, and even harming folks like this case in Florida, US, the place a hacker elevated the sodium hydroxide ranges within the water provide for a city of 15,000 folks.
South Africa has the third-highest variety of cyber assault victims on this planet, costing about R2.2 billion ($143 million) yearly. In September 2021, its Department of Justice and Constitutional Development suffered ransomware and phishing assaults that left it stranded. 
In whole, organisations throughout the continent needed to take care of about 1,500 cyber assaults per week and, surprisingly, the training and analysis sector received the worst of it. 
So, how can organisations defend themselves?
We Communications, an built-in international advertising and marketing company, outlines a couple of steps African organisations can take. 

First, attempt to stop assaults earlier than they occur by creating cohesive safety infrastructure. 

Apply and preserve up-to-date safety patches throughout all techniques. 

Segment your networks, after which apply sturdy firewall and IPS safeguards between them. This helps comprise infections from spreading throughout the community. 

Cyber-educate your workers. Phishing emails are one of many methods ransomware is shared.

Implement superior safety measures like sandboxing, machine studying, anomaly detection, and content material disarmament.


Last yr, alsoug, a Sudanese e-commerce startup based in 2016 by Tarneem Saeed, closed a $5million institutional funding spherical. 
This funding was the primary of its variety since worldwide sanctions on the nation had been lifted in 2020, following a 30-yr isolation interval. 
So, it isn’t solely a giant deal for the startup however for your complete ecosystem. It is a milestone that marks the start of a brand new period for enterprise in Sudan.
alsoug, based in 2016 by Tarneem Saeed, is reportedly the largest tech startup within the nation; the funding spherical speaks to this reality. What is stunning, nevertheless, is that, in a conservative and battle-torn nation like Sudan, a girl-led firm is on the forefront of bringing Sudan’s financial system again to well being. 
Damilare Dosunmu spoke with Saeed to know the journey of constructing a profitable tech startup in Sudan regardless of the political instability, what the brand new funding means to the enterprise and the ecosystem, particularly how this milestone is the start of a brand new period for companies in Sudan.  
Read extra in Tarneem Saeed: The entrepreneur on the forefront of Sudan’s financial renaissance.


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What’s the largest conduit of misinformation?
If you thought African governments enacting social media bans throughout elections 👀, you’re incorrect.
According to reality checkers, it’s YouTube. In an open letter signed by over 80 reality-checking organisations throughout the globe, the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) recognized YouTube as a “main conduit of on-line disinformation and misinformation worldwide”.
On YouTube, misinformation takes many kinds. 
It’s the content material farms like 5-Minute Craps Crafts that push dangerous practices as hacks. It’s additionally conspiracy teams that thrive just like the mis-aptly named Doctors for Truth, a global group that shares false cures, denies the existence of the pandemic, and wages warfare towards face masks. 
Misinformation typically causes bodily hurt and a superb instance is how typically folks have accidents making an attempt out one thing they learnt on 5-Minute Crafts.
Another is the Pizzagate Conspiracy the place a number of workers and prospects of a pizzeria had their lives threatened after false information started spreading on how the pizzeria was related to human trafficking.
What’s YouTube doing?
Unlike Facebook and Twitter, YouTube lagged in implementing insurance policies on misinformation.
Recently, it’s been eradicating movies that unfold misinformation about vaccinations and even banning repeat offenders. 
It’s not sufficient although as YouTube’s algorithm has been proven to advocate movies containing misinformation to customers, particularly these in non-English talking international locations. It additionally indemnifies itself from hurt skilled on its platform. 
The approach ahead
In its letter, the IFCN shared a couple of suggestions on how the platform may be higher at combating misinformation. This contains performing towards offenders who monetise their content material, extending its effort in the direction of stopping misinformation in different languages, and investing in unbiased reality-checking efforts.


Quidax is an African-founded cryptocurrency alternate that makes it simple so that you can entry Bitcoin and different cryptocurrencies. They additionally make it attainable for fintech corporations to supply cryptocurrency companies to their prospects. 

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This Friday, January 14 at 11 AM (WAT), be a part of Medsaf’s co-founders, Vivian Nwakah and Joao Pinheiro on Episode 2 of the UK-Nigeria Tech Hub’s Building From Ground Up collection.
Medsaf is a web based pharmacy that helps people and healthcare amenities entry price-efficient medicines.  In this episode, Vivian and Joao will communicate with Koromone Koroye, Managing Editor at TechCabal, about what it takes to construct and maintain a startup with restricted funding. 
This dialog is open to founders, aspiring founders, and everybody who’s interested by what goes into constructing and rising a startup.
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Fincra is a cost infrastructure that gives fintechs, on-line platforms, and international companies with dependable cost options for fast collections and payouts in several currencies. You can achieve entry to Fincra’s funds platform or combine their APIs for seamless funds processing. 
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