Here, you’ll offer companies and governments the service of hiring you to hack their websites, network or infrastructure, but the vulnerabilities that eventually discovered are not made public but disclosed only to the contractor for action. The ethical hacker service is less formalized and more off the radar service than Independent Network audit services.
#6 Video Surveillance Solution
This area is one of the fastest growing segment of public spending by governments, municipalities, police in the developing world. There are proven solutions on the market, but public administrations need local or direct resellers and addons services to get started.
The target market include construction sites, warehouses, supermarkets, public buildings, private properties, and city wide surveillance solutions.
#7 Cyber Army
Cyberwar is real. Within the last three years three espionage malwares targeting governments been discovered. First, “Stuxnet”, which targeted Iran. Then “Flame”, which targeted Middle Eastern countries in general, and “Red October”, which has a massive global reach. 12 African countries were found affected by Red October.
First, our governments need to understand the facts and reality of the cyberwar, and take action which include recruiting Cyber soldiers, training them and putting them on the front for defending our nations assets. Those soldiers will need tools, and Cyber instructors.
Starting a business in this area would be very profitable in countries where the governments clearly understand the basic of cyber war, and are willing to prepare their countries infrastructure and intellectual independence.
#8 Anti Fraud & Compliance
Africa banking and financial system of steadily growing. The volume of electronic transactions has raised a lot in last years, mainly due to the popularization of ecommerce, such as online retailers. There is a dark side to electronic transaction which is fraud or illegal electronic transactions, ranging from theft to fraud, often lurk undetected on computers and the Internet. Often the activities are invisible until a company discovers that it has lost large sums of money.
Solutions here resides in deep sociological and behavioral analysis, and also applying computational intelligence techniques to identifying fraud in electronic transactions, more specifically in credit card operations.
A recent study by Symantec Corp. found that attacks against small businesses jumped 50% in the first half of 2012 compared with the last half of 2011. Most of businesses victim of fraud don’t publish a press release, but go silent. They want to speak someone who could help them, and it’s You.
#9 Dishonest and Disgruntled Staff Monitoring
The enemy is at home. Dishonest or Disgruntled could cause huge damage to companies, specially in Africa where the intellectual property protection and the legal system still is very weak.
The first service needed here is background checking. Don’t recruit the enemy, or people who have so much to hide.
Then you have the angry employees, often those who have been reprimanded, fired, or laid off, who might vindictively infect their corporate networks with viruses or intentionally delete crucial files. There are also employees known as “snoops” who will partake in corporate espionage, gaining unauthorized access to confidential data in order to provide competitors with otherwise inaccessible information.
Active employees monitoring system are highly in demand, as intrusion detection systems (IDS) which could detect unauthorized activities, send alarms to a management console with details of the activity, and eventually order
other systems, such as routers, to cut off the unauthorized sessions.
#10 Countrywide Firewall system
Countrywide Firewall system is like the border control activity of a traditional army, customs and gendarmes. All majors countries have a Countrywide Firewall system, but the ones who are using it most aggressively are United States and China.
These systems do active monitoring of all inbound and outbound network traffic to a country and use a risk scoring model to evaluate and dispatch alerts.
Mawuna Koutonin is a world peace activist who relentlessly works to empower people to express their full potential and pursue their dreams, regardless of their background. He is the Editior of SiliconAfrica.com, Founder of Goodbuzz.net, and Social activist for Africa Renaissance. Koutonin’s ultimate dream is to open a world-class human potential development school in Africa in 2017. If you are interested in learning more about this venture or Koutonin’s other projects, you can reach him directly by emailing at email@example.com.