Building Trust

A Safer Internet for Children

Are your children safe online? On Thursday, 13th February 2020, SafeHouse.Africa celebrated the Safer Internet Day in partnership with other organisations within the Child Online Protection partnership under the Communications Authority. In line with objectives of SafeHouse Africa, the theme of the day was Together for a Better Internet. The event is celebrated annually on Read more…

Training Stakeholders on Child Online Protection

SafeHouse Africa in partnership with AFRALTI, is offering training on Child Online Protection (COP) to stakeholders in the sector. The third Cohort of trainees will be at AFRALTI Conference Hall starting on Monday, 17th February to 21st February 2020. SafeHouse Africa team is delivering training for two days on 17th and 18th February. Dates for Read more…

Meet Sango – the new Child Online Protection mascot!

Source: ITU NEWS “Hello, my name is Sangophone and I am a Japanese phone. I live in Tokyo in a family of three children – brothers Kiko, who is 4, and Yoko, who is 10, and their big sister Kim, who is 15. As my use exposes them to all kinds of dangers, I decided Read more…

Top tips for Internet of Things security and privacy

Learn how to “shop smart” for connected devices. You don’t want to have to return a connected device because it is spying on you. Returning things is a pain. Learn how to “shop smart,” and buy privacy respecting connected devices so you won’t have to. Sourced from Internet Society – GetIOTsmart • Read the reviews. Read more…

ILab@Africa supports Safe and Secure Solutions

Stephen Ngetich of Strathmore University’s iLab@Africa IoT Department made a presentation on Building safe and secure IoT solutions. Using their expertise at iLab@Africa, the team aims to ensure that individuals and companies venturing into IoT solution by either start from an idea or adopting IoT technology into the daily business process to follow best practices Read more…

PowerYako – using IoT to monitor energy consumption

During the SafeHouse Stakeholders Consultation, Joseph Ngatia explained the workings of the IoT project that monitors electricity consumption in homes and enterprises. The project, dubbed “PowerYako” is by Neverest Solutions. The project is profiled on the #SafehouseAfrica portal as an Internet of Things initiative. According to PowerYako, their solution is an SMS based Smartmeter Energy Read more…

KALRO’s review of IoT for Agriculture

During the SafeHouse Stakeholders Consultation, Dr. Moses Olum presented on KALRO’s project to test and licence an IoT for Agriculture Project from Huawei that uses IoT collars on Cows to monitor activity such as when a cow is on heat. Dr. Olum is a veterinarian and had sought support from SafeHouse Africa on how to Read more…

IoT and Cybersecurity at eBiashara

Jay from eBiashara presented the work done in Cybersecury and IoT.  He was speaking at the SafeHouse Africa Stakeholders Consultation on 30th January 2020. Mr. Baiju Shah of eBiashara further details on the IoT Weighbridge Solution and offered to proved a demo of the same at the followup SafeHouse workshop.

How Truehost Cloud can support Online Safety

Jacob Mugendi from Truehost Cloud explains how the hosting company can support projects to get online and to ensure their data is secure. He was speaking at the SafeHouse Africa Stakeholders Consultation on 30th January in Nairobi. Truehost have offered FREE HOSTING AND SSL CERTIFICATES to (a few) of the projects to be profiled on Read more…

Legal and Policy aspects of SafeHouse Africa

During the SafeHouse Stakeholders Consultation on 30th January 2020, the Lawyers Hub was represented by Selina Onyando. The event was held at Huawei Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. They address the policy, legislative and regulatory aspects of Digital Identity and Online security. Stakeholders identified possible areas of collaboration such as the Africa Law Tech Festival at Read more…