Herbert Marufu Correspondent President Mugabe reassigned 10 ministers and made eight new appointments in a Cabinet reshuffle on Monday. Former Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa was assigned to head the Ministry of Cyber Security, Threat Detection and Mitigation. The new ministry is mandated to deal with the growing abuse of the Internet.
Cyber threats are increasing at an alarming rate every year and the ability for organisations and countries to defend themselves against full-scale distributed attacks quickly and effectively is becoming more and more difficult. In order to be safe and secure on today’s Internet, organisations must learn to become more automated. This means being capable of characterising attacks across hundreds or even thousands of IP sessions and improving their ability to recognise attack commonalities.
With intrusion detection systems and trained network security auditors in place, organisations and nations have a reliable means to prioritise, and isolate only the most critical threats in real
HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe moved Patrick Chinamasa from the finance ministry on Monday to lead a new cyber security ministry that will focus on crimes on social media and other websites ahead of an election due next year.
Chinamasa will be replaced at the treasury by Home Affairs Minister Ignatius Chombo in a cabinet reshuffle that also diminished the role of Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, seen as a potential successor to Mugabe.
Chombo’s move, announced in a government statement, comes against the backdrop of a severe hard currency shortage that has dealt a fresh blow to confidence and investment in the southern African economy, which uses the U.S dollar.
Chinamasa was appointed finance minister after Mugabe’s re-election in 2013 and his move to head the new Ministry of Cyber Security, Threat Detection and Mitigation was unexpected.
Its creation comes after Chinamasa said last month the government would
The Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs plans to accelerate its fight against ransomware by establishing a special unit within the ministry.
The new unit will focus on the investigation of such type of cyber-crimes and more active cooperation with some Russian leading IT vendors in the design of decryption solutions.
Europol together with a number of national policing organisations and private companies already runs a similar service called No More Ransom, a primary feature of which is the NoMoreRansom.org website which hosts a number of decryption tools designed to help victims decrypt their data. The site has been translated in to 13 world languages including Russian.
According to Europol, in recent years extortion viruses have become one of the major cyber-threats for both the EU and Russian citizens, which is reflected by the
Some time has passed since Legion, the self-described hacking group, broke through the cyber defences of Congress VP Rahul Gandhi, fugitive tycoon Vijay Mallya and journalists like Barkha Dutt and Ravish Kumar. In light of a recent threat by the group to its plans to break into theIndian Government’s domains like Sansad.nic.in, the IT ministry led by Ravi Shankar Prasad has assured that the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has said it will work on protecting the security firewall of the government’s servers and has come up with advisories including audits of the financial sector starting immediately with the National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI) to further prevent such untoward incidents.
Union minister of electronics and IT, Ravi Shankar Prasad has stated that he has ordered a review of the “entire IT infrastructure” of India and