In a news environment dominated by political and economic shifts, the devastating effects of cyber crime and data breaches go largely unreported. Yet for small to medium sized businesses (SMMEs) in South Africa, which arguably form the backbone of a teetering economy, cyber crime and data theft are undermining growth and sustainability.
While reliable statistics are near impossible to obtain, it is clear that SMMEs are falling victim to hackers on a weekly basis. Why? Business leaders have clearly not stayed abreast of a cyber risk landscape that has changed dramatically over the past decade. Not only have the nature and scope of the risks evolved, but so too have the tools and strategies required to mitigate them.
For SMMEs, it is critical to understand this evolution and to bring the organisation in line with current (and future) trends….