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Employees Less Concerned About Security on Work Devices than on Personal Ones – Study

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While a recent EY Human risk study shows younger employees are less concerned about cybersecurity on work devices than on personal ones, statistics from Kaspersky mobile quest [Dis]connected reveals another issue regarding corporate cybersecurity.

According to anonymised data, people find it difficult to balance between cybersecurity rules and maintaining good relations with friends and colleagues.

The role of employees’ cybersecurity policy violations in data breaches remains striking year-on-year. At the same time these violations usually happen not because of malicious intentions but result from attempts to perform work tasks efficiently.

The researchers from Ernst & Young LLP, however, noticed that Gen Z and millennials are more eager to disregard security protocols for the sake of productivity.

Thus, they use same passwords for both professional and work accounts more often than older generations, ignore mandatory IT updates and pay less attention to web browser cookies. Moreover, only 35% of all respondents admit they feel very prepared to avoid cybersecurity mistakes at work.

The statistics from [Dis]connected¹ disclose another problem regarding adhering to cybersecurity policy. The mobile game designed to help people realise how cybersecurity impacts their everyday life confirms that most employees have problems balancing safety and sociability.

Thus, the typical score gained by a Disconnected player for vigilance amounted 90 while empathy players scored 23 points on average.

Game choices related to cybersecurity affect the personal and corporate spheres of a playable character’s life directly, leading to one of three game endings – good, neutral or bad.

In general, the majority of players (45%) ended up with a “neutral” result, while 42% managed to achieve the “good” ending. However, 13% of walkthroughs appeared to be unsuccessful. The best players don’t just have the best average security level (ASL), but they also show the most balanced results in key game indicators.

“Once again, the revealed tendencies prove the importance of understanding cybersecurity principles, not just memorising them. The main aim of security awareness training therefore is to change the behaviour of employees and to show them how following rules can easily fit into daily routine,” comments Tatyana Shumaylova, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Kaspersky.

“That is why Disconnected, a part of Kaspersky security awareness portfolio, helps employees review their knowledge and teaches them to balance cyber vigilance with empathy. This approach allows any distortions that may affect safety, personal productivity or teamwork to be corrected.”

 


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NIMC Makes Clarifications on AfriGo, New National Domestic Card Scheme

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National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has said that the new national Identity card, powered by AfriGo Card, is a single card with multiple services.

NIMC Makes Clarifications on AfriGo, New National Domestic Card Scheme

NIMC made the clarification against the confusion and criticisms that have trailed the AfriGo Card , touted as a National Domestic Card Scheme.

NIMC is launching the AfriGo Card, in collaboration with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Nigeria Inter-bank Settlement System (NIBSS), and has had appointed SecureID, a Lagos headquartered company to manufacture the Card Scheme

Making clarification on the card, Kayode Adegoke, head of Corporate Communications of the NIMC, said the General multipurpose card (GMPC) will eliminate the need for multiple cards.

“The new National ID Card is a single, convenient, and General multi-purpose card (GMPC), eliminating the need for multiple cards—not three.

“The single GMPC has multiple use cases: Payments/Financial, Government intervention/services, travel, etc.

“The National Identity Management Commission is working with the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Nigerian Interbank Settlement System to deliver the payment and financial use cases.

“The card will be powered by the AFRIGO card scheme, an indigenous scheme powered by NIBSS. Applicants for the card will have to request with their NIN through the self-service online portal, NIMC offices, or their respective banks.

“The card will be issued through the applicants’ respective banks, in line with existing protocols with the issuance of the Debit/Credit cards.

“The card can be picked up by holders at the designated centre or delivered to the applicants at the requested location at an extra cost to be borne by the applicants,” he said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Visa Launches Subscription Management Solution

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The global subscription market is on a steady rise, expected to reach a staggering $406 billion by 2025. As the trend of consumers subscribing to services in sectors such as retail, food and more increases, so does the challenge of managing their payments.

Recognising this, Visa, a world player in digital payments, has announced the launch of Subscription Manager, a new, all-in-one service for financial institutions to provide Visa cardholders with a simple, convenient way to track their subscriptions, all from the palm of their hands.

In the era of subscription overload, consumers are grappling with the complexities of managing multiple subscriptions across a web of apps. Navigating through each platform’s unique terms can potentially lead to unnoticed charges, even after a subscription is cancelled.

Visa’s new Subscription Manager streamlines key aspects of recurring payments in one place, allowing cardholders to see where their card details are stored, view which recurring payments are attributed to their card, and stop recurring payments.

“Managing subscriptions can often feel like a maze, with consumers sometimes feeling trapped in a cycle of confusing charges,” said Kathleen Pierce-Gilmore, global head of Issuing Solutions at Visa. “Our goal is to make this process simpler and ensure cardholders know exactly where their money is going, and when.”

 


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NAFDAC Warns Nigerians on sale of counterfeit Tandak Injection in Nigeria

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National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NAFDAC) has alerted Nigerians about the sale of counterfeit TANDAK injection 1.5g powder and water for injection, manufactured by Intracin Pharmaceuticals PVT. LTD C-1, B-53, G.I.D.C Estate, Nadiad- 387001, Gujarat, India.

A statement released by the agency on Wednesday, April 10, says the counterfeit product was discovered in Gombe State, Nigeria, and reported to the Agency by Marcson Healthcare Ltd. – the Marketing Authorisation Holder (MAH).

‘’Tandak® injection of 1.5g powder is a co-formulation of Ceftriaxone 1000mg and Sulbactam 500mg. It is prescribed for use in the treatment of various types of bacterial infections. It fights against micro-organisms by preventing their growth, and further spread of the infection. Ceftriaxone+Sulbactam 1000mg/500mg Injection should only be administered under the supervision of a healthcare professional. the statement read.

The illegal marketing of counterfeit medicines poses a risk to the health of people, since by not complying with the regulatory provisions, the safety, quality, and efficacy of the products are not guaranteed.

NAFDAC has directed all its Zonal Directors and State Coordinators to carry out surveillance and mop up the counterfeit products within the Zones and States.

Healthcare professionals and consumers are advised to report any suspicion of the sale of substandard and falsified medicines or medical devices to the nearest NAFDAC office, call 0800-162-3322 or send an email to [email protected].

 


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