The iWeek 2015 hackathon at AITI-KACE will take place from 8th to the 12th of September, 2015, sponsored by Voto Mobile. All are invited to build innovative products that creates impact and improves processes. The hackathon competition will present two APIs for developers to create and innovate with, the VOTO Mobile API and the DreamOval Payment API.
Let's Address Policy Gaps in Online Payments and Security: Dorothy Gordon
The Director-General of the Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT (AITI-KACE), Dorothy Gordon, has stressed the need for Africa to address policy gaps in online payments and security in order to reap the full benefits of the digital revolution.
Mechanical Hand with Individual Finger Control for Amputees
Two researchers from the University of Cape Town have developed an award-winning and affordable 3D printed mechanical hand with individual finger control.
Dr. George Vicatos, the Popular Mechanics’ South African Inventor of the year worked side by side with his MSc student, Severin Tenim to design and develop a low-cost mechanical hand, which was presented and awarded at the Popular Mechanics Future Tech event in Cape Town.
Just when you thought you were safe, a new hacking toy comes along and rocks your world. Imagine a tool exists that lets hackers pluck encryption keys from your laptop right out of the air. You can’t stop it by connecting to protected Wi-Fi networks or even disabling Wi-Fi completely. Turning off Bluetooth also won’t help you protect yourself.
In Africa as well as globally Cyber security is no longer an IT problem, but rather a priority of the highest levels at a majority of organisations.
The reason for this is simple – cyber threats have become a serious issue that costs businesses money, compromises their information and their customer data and causes reputational damage, to name just a few consequences. However, protecting your organisation against cyber-attacks is not a simple matter of implementing the right technology.
The Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT with the National Union of Ghana Students has organised a two-day ICT workshop for 100 women in Ghana's tertiary institutions.
The women who took part in the training were drawn from various institutions including the University of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, University of Education Winneba, University of Professional Studies and Ghana Institute of Journalism.
An ethical hacker is a computer and networking expert who systematically attempts to penetrate a computer system or network on behalf of its owners for the purpose of finding security vulnerabilities that a malicious hacker could potentially exploit.
Ethical hackers use the same methods and techniques to test and bypass a system's defenses as their less-principled counterparts, but rather than taking advantage of any vulnerabilities found, they document them and provide actionable advice on how to fix them so the organization can improve its overall security.