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Experts task firms on cyber security amid rising digital risks

Experts task firms on cyber security amid rising digital risks

Technology
Stakeholders in the insurance industry and Information Technology (IT) have stressed the need for organisations to take preventive measures against the risks posed by cyber-attacks and fraud to safeguard businesses during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. This was the focus at a webinar meeting, where global industry thought leaders and subject matter experts x-rayed the rising cyber-risks in local and international businesses, as well as the various ways to mitigate the threats and attacks. The meeting was championed by Leadway Assurance Company Limited. Speaking, Partner, Technology Advisory Services, KPMG Nigeria, John Anyanwu, said: “Since the start of the pandemic, there has been increased dependency on the internet and mobile apps, as well as digital channels. This has broug...
Experts warn banks, others over cyberattacks as employees work remotely

Experts warn banks, others over cyberattacks as employees work remotely

Business
With many organisations forced to work from home in a bid to stem the spread of the pandemic, experts have asked firms to review existing security infrastructure of operations due to rising cases of cyber-attacks. The Regional Head of Human Resources, Africa and Middle East, Standard Chartered, Millicent Clarke explained this in a report on ‘Ensuring business continuity during COVID-19’. Clerke in the report outlined few useful tips which organisations can follow to ensure that working remotely goes hand-in-hand with ensuring the continuity, and success, of a business. Communication is key transparency and clarity between employees and senior leadership is crucial. Organisations must ensure that staffs are up-to-date on all ongoing internal developments, as well as announcements ...