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SMEs to ignore cyber security at their peril

By Ignus de Villiers, Managing Executive Liquid C2 Cyber Security

One of the myths that surround cyber security is that small-to-medium-enterprises (SMEs) don’t need it to the same extent larger Enterprises do. The perceived wisdom is that cybercriminals – aiming to score a payday or cause widespread damage - target mainly large corporations, governments, and global organisations to maximise their impact.

According to a report by Liquid C2, which features research and analyses across Kenya, South Africa and Zimbabwe about evolving cyber security threats, cyber-attacks against large enterprises have ramped up dramatically. The report further reveals that the number of cyber-attacks on businesses in Kenya, South Africa and Zambia increased by 76%, and while the research was compiled using data from large corporations, SMEs should sit up and take notice too.

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With our smartphones becoming pocket computers and the development of the Internet of Things, it was only natural that cybercrime would move to mobile devices. Mobile devices are very susceptible to invasion as people are a bit more relaxed on their use of devices especially if it is a business and personal device. Let’s look at the seven mobile cybersecurity threats you need to be aware of.

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