Thursday, 16 August 2018

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Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Kenya Breweries Land Promotion-Jijenge Na Ka-Quarter Winner

Brian Nyanchongi from Ryosambu Nairobi shows off his ¼ acre of land won during the ongoing Kenya Breweries Land promotion-Jijenge na ka-quarter. 10 lucky consumers will become land winners as part of  KBL’s continued commitment to enhance the consumer experience through impactful and innovative value propositions.

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

How to Identify and Avoid Phishing Scams


By Harish Chib, VP MEA Sophos

Phishing is one of the most common attack vectors for hackers who exploit end-user behavior as the weakest link in an organizations cyber-defense. For years, criminals have disguised attacks in email and today we see phishing emails as a primary delivery method for ransomware payloads. Phishing emails have led to massive data exposures, which caused major reputational and financial damage in the private and public sector over the last few years. As cybercriminals continue to prey on employees through their technology, they are always taking measures to be one step ahead. In an organization all it takes is one employee to take the bait.
Phishing attack prevention: How organizations must protect itself from getting hooked   
Stop threats at the door
The best defense against phishing emails is your email gateway. Email protection is your watch guard, blocking 99% of unwanted email at the gateway, including malicious attachments, content, and URLs - long before an end user ever sees them.
Web filtering is another must-have as a front-line defense, filtering and blocking infected URLs should your users click an email link. And file sandboxing ensures those nasty malware laden downloads get removed from the threat chain early on.
Protect your weakest link: users
Even with the best upfront filters, attacker methods such as BEC – with no executables or links to detect – may still get through. Appropriate training and education is critical for ensuring that all your employees know how to spot and deal with these types of email messages.
Secure your last line of defense
If your click-happy end users inadvertently unleash potent, powerful malware onto your systems, there’s still ample opportunity to stop the damage – and even reverse its effects. Next-generation exploit prevention solutions will identify, analyze, and neutralize the effects of even the most advanced, unseen malware out there, and automatically clean up all trace of infection so you can get on with your day.
Know your business
Make sure your company processes are understood, that you encourage employees to question requests that seem out of character from other employees and senior managers, and perhaps most important of all, ensure you have a two-stage approval process for all significant fund transfer requests. All the defenses in the world aren’t going to stop an employee from unknowingly sending large payments to a thief without some proper checks and balances in place.
Phishing is a problem that will not go away. But you can be more cautious and train yourself to look for giveaways that will tell you if you have visited a phishing website. Cybercriminals will continue to take advantage of opportunities as long as they are getting their money. The fight is challenging but it’s something we can win. 

Saturday, 23 June 2018

Sophos warn World Cup fans of potential cyber threats


Here are some tips that can help you to enjoy the game more securely:

  1. Do not click on links in emails, texts, instant messaging or social media posts if they come from people or organization’s you don’t know, or have suspicious or unusual addresses

  1. It is better to install a reliable security solution with up-to-date databases of malicious and phishing sites

  1. Avoid using public Wi-Fi

  1. Watch broadcasts only on official FIFA partner websites. Some of the many match-streaming services are bound to be unofficial and out to infect visitors with a Web miner or something even nastier. Make sure you don’t take any chances: Install a solution with built-in Web anti-virus and anti-phishing capabilities

  1. If you are going to Russia, use a VPN to connect to the Internet. In the aftermath of the government’s attempt to block Telegram, many popular sites in Russia are either unavailable or unstable. To avoid the anguish of not being able to post a selfie of your grinning face against the backdrop of your team’s goal celebration, get connected to a VPN in advance.

  1. Evaluate modern email protection services, such as anti-phishing, URL protection or detonation, spoofing protection, and user activity profiles for unusual or out-of-policy activities.

Here are also some free software tools that can help you to enjoy the game more securely: https://www.sophos.com/en-us/products/free-tools.aspx

Thursday, 14 June 2018

First email protection solution to offer predictive security with active threat protection


Sophos today announced Sophos Email Advanced, the first email protection solution to offer predictive security with active threat protection (ATP), anti-phishing email authentication, and outbound scanning and policy support.

75 percent of malware in an organization is unique to that organization which indicates the majority of attacks are zero-day. The only way to combat that is with the deep learning neural network that is integrated into the Sophos Email sandboxing technologyto quickly identify never-before-seen malicious files sent in email.
“With the growth of cloud-based platforms such as Office365 and Google G-Suite, organizations need an advanced security solution that detects zero-day threats and advanced malware. Ransomware-As-A-Service (RaaS) and packaged malware kits have made it easier for cybercriminals to customize and deliver more complex, targeted attacks through email,” said Bill Lucchini, senior vice president and general manager, Messaging Security Group at Sophos. “IT needs smarter, predictive security to detect and stop today’s threats.Sophos Central cloud-based management of Sophos Email Advanced can deliver the highest levels of protection to secure any email platform, allowing every user to trust their inbox again.”

New features in Sophos Email include:
ActiveThreat Protection (ATP)
·         Sophos Sandstorm cloud sandbox and advanced URL protection
·         Artificial intelligence built into Sophos Email sandboxing is able to detect and block unknown malware.
·         Time-of-Click advanced URL protection checks the website reputation or email links before delivery and at the time you click –blocking stealthy, delayed attacks
·         Time-of-Click advanced URL protection checks the website reputation or email links before delivery and at the time you click –blocking stealthy, delayed attacks

Anti-Phishing Email Authentication
·         Combination of SPF, DKIM, and DMARC authentication techniques and email header analysis
·         Sender Policy Framework (SPF) to declare and verify who can send e-mails from a given domain
·         Domain Keys Identified Mail (DKIM) e-mail authentication system based on asymmetric cryptographic keys
·         Domain Message Authentication Reporting & Conformance (DMARC) to determine what to do when messages fail SPF or DKIM checks

Outbound Scanning and Multi-Policy Support
·         Spam and virus scanning of outbound email scans to prevent unintended distribution of threats and protect reputation
·         Customized security policies can be created for individuals, groups or the whole domain in minutes

Deployment and Data Processing Location Options
·         Available through Sophos Central cloud-based management platform
·         Sophos Secure Email Gateways can be deployed as an on-premise appliance or within the newest version of the Sophos XG Firewall
·         Message processing centers in Ireland, USA, and Germany
·         Sophos Sandstorm locations in Ireland, USA, and Japan

Availability
Sophos Email Advanced is available from registered Sophos partners worldwide. Additional information can be found on the Sophos website here. To sign up for a free 30 day trial, click here.

FENA, SERRO, SUZZIAH, GRAVITTI, JULIANI & MORE TO HEADLINE THE #FORMNIDIVA MUSIC CONCERT

Top Kenyan artistes: Fena, Serro, Suzziah, Gravitti band and Juliani are set to headline the Form Ni Diva music concert by the #FormNiGani Movement by Kenyan creatives this Sunday, 17th June 2018 at Alliance Francaise from 2 PM – 10 PM. Also performing will be Wen, Zikki, and poets: Spontaneous the Poet, Qui Qarre and Teardrops. Hosted by Cindy Ogana, this is the second concert organized by Form Ni Gani Kenya - to create awareness and encourage Kenyans to hold free and open conversations regarding Family Planning. The concert is especially targeted to sensitize women on issues around Family Planning.
Ahead of the concert, Fena says, “I urge all our fans especially the young people to come out on Sunday. Apart from the music, we will have important conversations about the role and impact of Family Planning,” with Juliani adding: “We hope to empower and encourage Kenyans to know more about how Family Planning affects their future. We worked on a song with Suzziah which we will be performing in concert for the first time.”
#FormNiDiva concert is part of the activities within the #FormNiGani Movement (launched 17th April, 2018). So far, they include the “K63” Visual comic book on Family Planning by top Kenyan animator and graffiti artist: Point Blank and #FormNiNgoma music concert (12th May, 2018) in Bungoma. In addition, there was the #FormNiBall 7-a-side football tournament held at Starehe Boys (28th & 29th April, 2018), an exhibition by Boniface Mwangi highlighting more than 60 personal stories on sex, and a theme song performed by Juliani and Suzziah—all to create awareness and address issues on Family Planning.

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