It’s a known cyber fact that African countries and organizations are being targeted more actively by cybercriminals, to the level that it’s one of the fastest-growing regions in terms of cybercrime. Which should be a concern to every citizen in the African continent or anyone who does business in the African continent online.
Look at this a synopsis of cyber threats, compliance security, security initiatives, users, resources, and executive issues in South Africa.
While other countries tend to worry most about ransomware, South African organizations are facing a huge impact of phishing is extremely concerning. Malware and business email compromise shows a very large level of worry. These threats are dangerous to many companies and to individuals at these threats keeping most businesses awake at night.
The was a conducted study that looked at 60 countries in the entire world and found huge variances in a number of categories, from malware rates to cyber-security-related legislation. South Africa alone was rated 28 out of 60 (with 60 being the best). But in terms of performance in security, it performed better than China and South Korea, countries known as more advanced in terms of science and technology.
According to the department of communications in South Africa, the top cyber-security-related threats in the country include ransomware, spam, cyber-bullying, cyber-stalking, child pornography, viruses, and phishing.