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Short on skills, big on threat. The security challenges.

It is time to innovate, shape, change and redefine how your organisation approaches skills development, because the risk is high

The cybersecurity skills shortage is worsening. This is the definitive view of the ESG report ‘The Life and Times of Cybersecurity Professionals 2020' (https://bit.ly/3vq9Xda), and that of multiple other surveys, reports and industry analyses. Organisations are facing an unprecedented threat. Cyber attacks, fraud, phishing, breaches, hacks have increased in sophistication,…

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Cybercrime worries on the increase, but Africa’s mobile users loath to leave WhatsApp

A KnowBe4 poll of mobile users across Africa has revealed that awareness of cyber risk is on the increase, but that convenience overrides risk when it comes to WhatsApp data privacy 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 (www.KnowBe4.com) among over 700 smartphone users in Nigeria, Mauritius, Egypt,…

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Creating a Secure Culture

Invest in the technology, embed the security, but don’t forget that people are your most important asset

Security. This is a word that can make a grown CFO tremble and an entire SOC crumble. It is the word that captures a complex landscape littered with complexity, cybercriminals and technology. It defines how well an organisation adheres to a growing body of legislation – GDPR, POPIA and other…

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Cyber Heroines: Changing the Future for African Girls

It has never been more important to change the cybersecurity workforce gender statistics than it is today

Key findings: More than 445 teachers from 14 African countries uncover the route to technology and cybersecurity careers for African girls Only 3.7% of African schools offer cybersecurity as a subject It has become critical to dispel the stereotypes for women, to inspire them to enter technology, and to create…

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The Changing Shape of African Cybersecurity

The 2020 KnowBe4 African Report collated insights from 881 respondents to discover how the continent views cybersecurity and its risks in a world shaped by a global pandemic

Key findings: The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed how people live, work and approach security, and 24% of the respondents indicated that they were affected by cybercrime while working from home. Sixty-seven percent of those surveyed use their smartphones on a regular basis for both payments and mobile banking. The…

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One Continent, Many Different Security Priorities: KnowBe4's Security Snapshot of Sub-Saharan Africa's Big Three

Ransomware, malware and phishing are generally seen as threats, though this changes considerably at a granular level

Key findings: The 2020 KnowBe4 (www.KnowBe4.com) African Report based on their “What keeps you up at night?” survey, reveals a landscape with some shared concerns, but many divergent ones as well. Ransomware, malware and phishing are generally seen as threats, though this changes considerably at a granular level. The compliance priorities between…

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The African Security Culture

Global security experts and decision makers unpack the state of cybersecurity culture in Africa

November 11, 2020. This date marks the return of the successful and virtual Africa Cyber Security Culture Conference, an event that explores cybersecurity culture in Africa and shares best practices for organisations and individuals on the continent. Hosted by cybersecurity awareness training organisation KnowBe4 Africa (www.KnowBe4.com) in collaboration with Cyber…

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The People Principle in Security

Security systems are only as successful as the people who sit behind them

In May 2020, the personal records of more than 24 million South Africans (https://bit.ly/32YWiNA) and nearly 794,000 companies were handed over to someone impersonating a client. The personal records, identity numbers and addresses of millions of people and thousands of businesses were given to this person because they had fooled…

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Global Security Culture Report: It’s not the technology that secures the organisation. It’s its people

The report underscored one very important fact – the human element is underserved

The 2020 Security Culture Report released by KnowBe4 (www.KnowBe4.com) and CLTRe collected data from more than 120,000 employees across 24 countries to find out exactly how deeply security was embedded into company culture. Or not. South Africa, Kenya, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, USA, UK, New Zealand, Norway and India were some…

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Simple steps to protection of personal information legislation compliance

South African organisations must now move to comply with new regulations to protect identifying and personal information it collects, stores and manages

The African Union’s Convention on Cyber Security and Data Protection (known as the Malabo Convention) (https://bit.ly/3fzeRNx) outlines principles which urge all AU member states to respect and protect individuals’ rights to privacy online and offline. Multiple member states have already ratified the Malabo convention or put in place data protection laws…