With the pervasive growth of smart phone and tablet use, cybersecurity professionals are worried these devices could present new vulnerabilities to company systems. The Cipher Brief spoke with Michael Covington, Vice President of Product at Wandera, about the growing threats emanating from mobile devices and how he sees companies potentially ...

Last month, The Cipher Brief explored the rise of mobile technology in Africa.  To continue the conversation, TCB spoke with Tomi Ahonen, a leading consultant in mobile and former Nokia executive, to discuss his impressions of the African mobile industry.  The Cipher Brief: How would you assess the growth of ...

The Cipher Brief interviewed Robin Miller, who advises firms on strategy and policy dedicated to global innovation as an Associate Partner at Dalberg Global Development Advisors.  Miller explained what conditions in Sub-Saharan Africa have allowed for the rapid growth in information and communications technology, and what the outlook is for ...

Africa faces some unique challenges pertaining to the security of mobile communications. A common misconception is that African networks and Africans themselves are not high value targets, and that they’re not on the radar of any of the major Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) or crime rings.   This is unfortunately not ...

The Cipher Brief spoke with Laurent Elder, leader of the Information and Networks program at the Canadian International Development Research Centre (IDRC), about opportunities and challenges for Western businesses looking to enter the mobile technology industry in Africa.  Elder advises harnessing and scaling the already existing creativity and skills in ...

If we begin with the idea that African societies themselves are mobile, it is not a real surprise that mobile communications technologies have been easily adopted. The question is not if Africans can afford a telephone, but why everyone does not have one. Communication is of crucial importance in societies ...