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Online Scams in Africa: KnowBe4 Report Exposes Cybercriminal Tactics

Nearly half of the 800 African survey participants have fallen victim to online scams, resulting in financial losses and data compromises. This alarming finding is part of the KnowBe4 2023 Online Scams and Victims in Africa Report, which surveyed...

Decrypting Crypto’s Potential in Africa

Cryptocurrencies gained global traction during the pandemic, increasing exponentially and gaining an impressive foothold in Africa, says a policy brief released by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). It also unearthed some impressive statistics – currently,...

South Africa’s Cybersecurity Response Chairperson to Speak at #PubliSec2022

Irene Moetsana-Moeng, the Director at South Africa's Public Sector Agency & the Chairperson of the country's Cybersecurity Response Committee has been confirmed as a speaker at this year's Public Sector Cybersecurity Summit held on 2nd and 3rd August 2022. Moetsana-Moeng...

Is Hacking Humans Easier Than Machines?

When it comes to cybersecurity, technology is not enough. Yes, it is the foundation. But it is not enough to mitigate the growing threat of cybercrime. The reality is that, even with best-in-class security systems, firewalls, endpoint protections and zero-trust...

The Great Phishing Fail

In 2021, phishing attacks increased by 7.3% according to the ESET Threat Report, and the Cisco 2021 Cybersecurity threat trends report revealed that around 86% of organisations had at least one person click a phishing link. This echoes the...

R110,000 Cybersecurity Scholarship Launched for Women of Colour in South Africa

KnowBe4, provider of one of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platforms, today announced it has partnered with the Centre for Cyber Safety and Education to launch the KnowBe4 Women of Colour in Cybersecurity (South Africa)...

33% of Companies Undergo Cyberattacks Twice a Month on Average, per Report

The Hiscox Cyber Readiness Report 2021 provided some concerning statistics and facts about the impact of cyber-crime. It is a game, and it is one that Hiscox fundamentally believes no business should leave to chance. Multiple threat vectors and variable...

Africans Reluctant to Leave WhatsApp Despite Increase in Cybersecurity Concerns

Africa’s mobile users are increasingly concerned about the mobile risks and the potential for digital identity theft; however, this is not stopping them from using their favourite messaging platforms and applications. This emerged in new research carried out by KnowBe4...

How COVID-19 has Changed the Shape of African Cybersecurity

The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed how people live, work and approach security. According to the 2020 KnowBe4 African Report - which collated insights from across South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Egypt, Morocco, Mauritius and Botswana - found that attitudes...
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Regular Vigilance Crucial for Spotting Software Breaches

Chief Technology Officer for Obsidian Systems, Karl Fischer, says "Constant vigilance is essential to identifying software security breaches." Fischer recounts,...
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