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SECURITY: An African success story

SECURITY: An African success story

AFRICA
Global expertise, locally relevant security insights – African Cyber Security Culture eventJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, June 29, 2020/ -- In June 2020, KnowBe4 hosted the inaugural Africa Cyber Security Culture Conference 2020 that invited delegates and speakers from across the continent, and the world, to discuss security culture and the impact of the global pandemic. Held on 11 June, the event hosted industry experts from Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Norway, USA and South Africa, among others, and focused on key trends and topics relevant to cybersecurity on the African continent.Go here for full access to the speaker presentations and recorded panel discussions: www.AfricaCyberSeccon.com.According to Anna Collard, Managing Director of KnowBe4 Africa, the event exceeded expectations.“We expe...
CYBER CRIME: Head’s up Africa. You’ve Been Phished.

CYBER CRIME: Head’s up Africa. You’ve Been Phished.

AFRICA, Business, CRIME, WORLD
Of all the countries surveyed, Kenyans (75%) and South Africans (74%) were the most concerned about the risk of cyber crimeJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, February 19, 2020/ -- Key findings:53% of Africans surveyed think that trusting emails from people they know is good enough; 28% have fallen for a phishing email and 50% have had a malware infection; 64% don’t know what ransomware is and yet believe they can easily identify a security threat; 52% don’t know what multi-factor authentication is.The 2019 KnowBe4 (http://www.KnowBe4.com) African Report across South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Egypt, Morocco, Mauritius and Botswana has found that people living on the continent are not prepared for the cyber threat. 65% of respondents across all eight countries are concerned about cyb...