With growth, prosperity and digitization has come new cyber risks and vulnerabilities for the rapidly developing continent of Africa.
The massive increase in smartphone penetration, online banking mobile payment networks and cryptocurrency means Africa is currently slated to see an explosive growth in cyber crimes over the coming years, particularly among small and medium-sized organisations.
This increased cybercriminal activity is underscored by a lack of certified cybersecurity professionals. We predict that cyber extortion groups and cyber crime syndicates will shift their attention away from the more mature nations towards emerging economies like Africa, where organisations have a large cyber dependency but lack the resources to adequately prevent, remediate or prosecute cybercriminals.
To assist Africa with evaluating their Phish-prone Percentage, understanding general attitudes towards cybersecurity and the threat landscape, KnowBe4 conducts an annual study to provide definitive benchmarking data across small, medium and large organisations by geographical region. This report provides an overview of key findings for Africa relative to the rest of the globe.
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