Cyberattacks increased in Kenya, South Africa and Zambia by 76% in 2022

Cyberattacks increased in Kenya, South Africa and Zambia by 76% in 2022

Liquid C2, a business of Liquid Intelligent Technologies, a pan-African technology group, has revealed that the number of cyberattacks on businesses in Kenya, South Africa and Zambia increased by 76%. This is according to the latest cybersecurity report – The Evolving Cyber Security Landscape in Africa 2022.

Featuring research, analysis and findings across the three countries on the evolving cybersecurity threats present in Africa, the report shows that cyberattacks against all large enterprises ramped up dramatically. Kenyan businesses reported an 82% increase in such attacks, while South African businesses recorded a 62% increase and Zambian businesses a 62% increase.

“The biggest concern emerging from this report is that companies are saying they’ve put a lot more cybersecurity controls in place. With threats evolving faster than security systems, companies cannot afford to get complacent,” said David Behr, CEO of Liquid C2. “The report highlights that businesses must be consistently vigilant about the ever-evolving cybercrime landscape and the methods malicious actors use to breach cybersecurity measures. As the report shows, complacency is a luxury no one can afford.”

There are reasons to be optimistic; all the respondents in the report highlighted that they had advanced significantly in their cloud and digital strategies and cybersecurity capabilities. Furthermore, the majority (68%) of the companies interviewed in the research said they had appointed cybersecurity staff members or signed up with a cybersecurity team in the past year. Kenya had the highest percentage at 82%, followed by South Africa (63%) and Zambia (62%).

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