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Banks and telecom companies that offer financial services through sophisticated technology such as the use of Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) to access bank accounts, and money transfers through mobile phones, are increasingly becoming targets for cyber criminals who create loopholes in the system to allow them to steal huge sums of money from customers and businesses.
Banque Populaire du Rwanda (BPR) is increasing security on its network by deploying firewalls to protect its clients and systems from intruders. However, firewalls alone are not enough as the complexity and sophistication of attacks that bypass the firewall are likely to occur.
Whereas Rwandan banks and telecom companies report that the rate of cyber crimes is still very low, there are still no policies to draw upon if there is a financial loss arising from cyber criminality. The banks are yet to develop procedures with detailed guidelines that would determine compensation in case a customer incurs a financial loss rising from cyber attack. And it seems that the issue of compensation is not well discussed within other local banks and telecom companies either.
Source : http://www.independent.co.ug/rwanda-ed/rwanda/5517-virtual-vulnerability
Cyber Bills Passed by the Parliament of Uganda.
The Parliament of Uganda passed into law three cyber bills that will provide for the long overdue legal regulations for security of electronic transactions. This follows the increasing business done on line in the country and world over every day.
Cyber crime has invaded online transactions posing a challenge for a legal framework to address this issue in the country that will now be addressed by these Bills when assented by the President of Uganda. As Government embraces the use of ICT in delivery of its services, it is envisaged that more citizen and business targeted services will move online for easier access and efficiency.
The cyber laws will provide the legal framework to govern such transactions and to address cyber terrorism.
The bills are
1. The Computer Misuse bill.
2. Electronic Signatures Bill
3. Electronic Transactions Bill
More on this article at : http://www.ict.go.ug/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=128:cyber-bills-passed&catid=35:ict-news&Itemid=74