By Dean Workman
Anton Jacobsz, Managing Director of Networks Unlimited
The Joburg Centre for Software Engineering’s (JCSE) seventh annual ICT skills survey showed that South Africa continues to lag behind other African countries, such as Kenya, Nigeria and Egypt, in information communication technology (ICT) skills training and an emphasis on the contribution that technology plays in contributing to economic growth. In the current environment of increasing cybercrime attacks globally, this makes the need to upskill our citizens even more crucial, both at corporate level as well as in our schools.
This is according to Anton Jacobsz, managing director at value-added reseller, Networks Unlimited, who says, “Recent reports from Australia showed that a cybersecurity skills shortage in that country is putting public and private sectors at risk, as there are not enough skilled people to fight cybercrime, and that cybercrime is on the rise in that country. An annual survey showed that almost 60 percent of businesses in Australia had experienced at least one disruptive security breach per month during 2016, as compared to just 23.7 per cent the previous year. This survey shows quite definitively that cybercrime is on the rise in Australia, and we can undoubtedly extrapolate from this the need to be on Click here to read entire article
Source:: IT News Africa