Building cyber resilient infrastructures will be the first step towards guarding all public sector departments from the ever-evolving cyber crime culture becoming more prevalent, incurring billions of rands worth of losses for the public sector. According to Interpol’s African Cyberthreat Assessment Report for 2021 cyber-attacks cost South Africa over R2.2 billion per annum and 47% of public sector data breaches are not discovered until years after the initial attack. This further demonstrates that public sector organisations and state-owned enterprises remain key targets for hackers and cyber criminals calling for public sector organisations to take a closer look at their existing strategies and re-evaluate systems which should be safeguarding them against attacks. There is an urgent need for public sector organisations and SOEs to investment to be made in upgrading infrastructure, skills, and technology. The Public Sector Security Summit 2023 (#PubliSec2023) that will be hosted on 3 October 2023 at the Gallagher convention centre will be giving a number of experts a platform to address the pertinent issue of cyber security within the public sector.
Source: The North Africa Journal October 02, 2023 10:52 UTC