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Cyber threats to increase in 2018 for South Africa

Cyber threats to increase in 2018 for South Africa

Cyber Security
Nothing underlines South Africa’s integration into the global economy more than the country’s increasing vulnerability to the growing incidence of cybercrime, says Neil Cosser, Identity and Data Protection Manager for Africa at Gemalto. This is set to continue into 2018, with new threats coming into the foreground. “South Africa’s formal business sector and much of society are already highly dependent on digital platforms, with a strong emphasis on mobile technology, as is common in developing economies,” he says. “There were a number of high-profile cybercrime incidents locally in 2017, and while the proposed cybercrimes and cybersecurity legislation will go some way towards providing a framework for combatting crime, it is not necessarily perfect. In the digital sphere, law is on the ba