Intellectualpoint.com states that “cyber attacks are now so common, recent reports show that hackers attack a computer in the US every 39 seconds! Once an attack happens millions of people could be harmed”. Thus, making global cyber security initiative a key implementation by almost every nation.
As we all know cyber-attacks are never one nation’s problem. Its border less attributes can be seen in the JBS attack on 30th May 2021 where the Brazil-based meat processing company suffered a ransomware cyber attack that shut down operations in other parts of the world such as USA, Australia, and Canada.
This goes to show that cyber crimes can be committed from anywhere and have global impacts. Hence over 90 per cent of IT decision-makers across South Africa, Kenya and Zimbabwe have accelerated their Cyber Security due to the substantial emergence of digital ways of working.
According to the latest 2021 research undertaken by leading pan-African technology group Liquid Intelligent Technologies and in an article published in techbuild.africa, it established some of the main concerns about Cyber Security threats and the most significant impacts of digital breaches on an organizational level.
The participants from the research also indicated an increased consumption of Cloud-based services this year, with the numbers being as high as 96% in South Africa, 95% in Kenya and 75% in Zimbabwe.
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