CYBER SECURITY AFRICA SUMMIT

Africa is one of the fastest-growing regions globally when it comes to Internet penetration. It is estimated that over 500 million people use the internet across Africa. The continent will have 1 billion Internet users by the end of 2022 (IT News Africa). The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated digitalization around the world, but as life has shifted increasingly online, cybercriminals have exploited the opportunity to attack vital digital infrastructure. Furthermore, in financial institutions, governments, e-commerce companies, mobile-based transactions, the telecommunication industry and other industries, the impact of cybercrime is severe. Cybercrime is one of the most pressing challenges plaguing economic activity in Africa.