Are you secure? Debit/ credit card fraud schemes explained

Are you secure? Debit/ credit card fraud schemes explained

I have investigated several credit and debit card fraud schemes. I have encountered the following exposures over and over again. Carefully read to understand and be safe. Before you suffer making more money, first protect the little you have on your account.

If you use a visa debit card or credit card, you should be careful. It is very easy for fraudsters in Uganda or elsewhere to defraud you. The only security you have is not losing your card and or not revealing your card number and security code.

As a competitive advantage, most banks will issue you a VISA debit card […] Read more

Are you a good friend?

Are you a good friend?

Would you keep a relationship where you kept giving and giving but never received anything in return? For me, it is a no.

Successful relationships are based on one simple principle of ‘give and take’ the Latin quid pro quo idea developed years ago. It is all about ‘something for something.’ If you carefully examine the nature of your relationship with any of your friends, you will find that you benefit from them and they also benefit from you in some way. If you are unable to identify how your friends benefit from you, there may be something not right. Get […] Read more

Addressing the CEO’s dilemma, growing your career

Addressing the CEO’s dilemma, growing your career

The top three things that keep a brilliant CEO up at night are: (1) IT security risks; (2) Great talent that is trustworthy; and (3) Business development. Whatever you are doing today, how are you fixing these or making it easy for your CEO? To get ahead, you must make it easy for your boss to shine.

IT Security risks

Technology is the topmost business driver today. All major business processes are automated. Take an example of a financial institution. Their core banking application is a critical one as it can make or break the bank. What would happen if the core […] Read more

One on one with Chris Kabagambe

One on one with Chris Kabagambe

Briefly, tell us about your journey. How and where did you start and where are you now? How did you get here?

Growing up on a family dairy farm in Fort Portal, I was and still very passionate about rearing Friesian Cows. I did Bachelors in Agriculture at Makerere University after missing out on Human medicine that my late father so much wanted me to do. When I look back, I see that I studied biological sciences because my father influenced me to pursue a target of becoming a human Doctor and not because of my strength which were clearly with […] Read more

Who would you die for?

Who would you die for?

A human body is in built with a safety radar of sorts. Whenever exposed to any life-threatening event, the body’s safety mechanisms are initiated. You suddenly feel very alert and strong with each of the blood in your veins pumping faster, until you are out of the danger zone. That is what I felt when something that transformed my thinking happened.

Every holiday, we would walk a 45 kilometers journey from Munteme village to one of the small landing sites at the rift valley Lake Albert in Hoima District to catch fish for sale to raise school fees. At first, this […] Read more

The unemployment myth

The unemployment myth

Caller: “Is this Bernabas Mustapha?” Me: “Who is this?” Caller: “I want to meet you. I have my son, and He just completed a degree in Economics at Makerere University. He has also enrolled on a MBA program. Since, you are my friend, I thought you could meet and have a chat with him. I am concerned that he has not yet got a job, yet he is now 25.” Me: “Who is this?” Caller: “This is James, your former ACCA classmate.”

In my work as a cyber-security and forensics investigator, I am always alert especially when receiving phones calls from […] Read more