About Cyber Threats in SA

Why South African businesses are one of the top cyber attack targets in Africa.

Statistics show that South Africa is the top cyber target in Africa. Financial institutions, Banks and Financial services providers remains the principal targets for cyber attacks. Any other businesses that hold large amounts of customer information − such as retailers, hotels and leisure companies and healthcare providers − also face a considerable threat. More than R2 Billion a year is lost to cyber crime. South African businesses are ill-equipped to deal with emerging cyber security threats and relay on outdated protection strategies. A common misunderstood and over relied on solution is the implementation of firewalls.