According to the Check Point Research report, African countries experienced an average of 1,848 cyberattacks per week in 2022, which was higher than the rest of the world combined.
Most cyberattacks come from Nigeria, with the highest number of internet users in Africa, followed by South Africa and Kenya.
An Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) report titled The Impact of Cybersecurity on Africa says cybercrime costs Africa $4bn annually. Businesses in Africa should therefore recognise the threats and vulnerabilities posed by cyber-attacks.
It is time for African companies to start preparing cybersecurity resilience plans, priorities, and roadmaps for the new year.
Here are some of the cybersecurity predictions for 2023: