Digital security and cybercrime

July 14, 2022

Digital security and cybercrime in South Africa

Most of us don’t spend too much time thinking about digital security and cybercrime. Why would we? We’re directing our efforts toward growing our businesses, being prudent about our investments, splitting time between work and life, planning for our children’s future, and generally just trying to get by in this increasingly complex modern world. 

In 2021, South Africa ranked sixth in cyber-victim density, with 52 victims per million users. Although we saw a frightening 277% Year-on-Year increase in cyber-victim density in South Africa from 2019 to 2020, the latest data indicated a definite improvement in 2021. This positive trend can almost certainly be linked with increased cyber-vigilance in the workplace and the implementation of advanced data protection protocols, such as the services that CNSS offers.

The latest Security Cost of a Data Breach Report indicated that the global average cost of a data breach had risen to $4.24 million in 2021, a 10% increase overall and the most significant percentage increase in the 17-year history of the report. In South Africa, the average data breach cost has grown 50% between 2020 and 2021 to $3.21 million – the highest in the southern hemisphere. 

In 93% of cases, an external attacker can breach an organisation’s network perimeter and gain access to local network resources. We’re no longer dealing with bored teenagers hacking from their parent’s basements. We’re now dealing with sophisticated professionals who make a living by stealing sensitive data and extorting the original owners for millions of dollars.  

The most common examples of cybercrime in South Africa are:

What are the main risk areas for small businesses?

A whopping 43% of cyber-attacks target small businesses with less than 100 employees. We have experience managing the network security needs of corporations and small businesses alike. We are experts in Network and Cyber Security, and while you handle your business, we’ll handle your cyber security and protect your digital assets. 

What we offer

We are dedicated to the defence of your data and are rearing to go in the implementation of the safeguards that will protect the perimeter of your network.

Bringing you the world’s best in each class, we offer security products from Aruba, CISCO, FORESCOUT, Okta, Paloalta, and UBIQUITI.

Our offering includes:

Years of proven success in the network and cyber security business equip us with the tools, the experience and the know-how to keep you and your business secure from cyber threats.

We cater to enterprises of all sizes; we’re in the business of protecting municipalities, multi-million-rand companies, and SMEs alike from cyber-security breaches.

Network Consulting

If a network consultant has not optimised your network, likely, it isn’t fit-for-purpose. We will evaluate your network infrastructure and ensure your network suits the needs of your business. 

Inefficient networks waste resources with nebulous elements that you don't need. When we consult on your network, you'll get pure optimisation.

Network Consulting Services Include:

Cyber security

Your cyber security is key. We'll ensure you're safe from threats.

Cyber Security Consulting Services Include:

When Checksum Network Security Services consults on your cyber security needs, we take a measured and detailed approach to your network’s touchpoints. We know where the gremlins like to get in and where things are bottlenecking. We make sure no back doors are open and that there is always a digital watchman on guard. We guarantee you won't get a more thorough service elsewhere.

Network Management Process

Network Management Process Services Include:

In an uncertain world, where cyber-threats evolve in scope and complexity, we’re here to protect you and your network security.

When Checksum Network Security Services handles your network management, we put the right processes in place. You'll see an immediate difference in the way you make important decisions on your network. It's the administrative heartbeat of your network. Our vast experience with some of the most extensive networks in the country means we know how to create management processes that scale to your needs when you need them to.

CNSS covers all your bases–comprehensive cyber security consulting, network consulting, and network management process solutions. We’re here to protect you. Let’s make it safe together. 

Most companies take nearly six months to detect a data breach, even a major one. CNSS focuses on early detection and prevention.

Contact our leading network security experts and book your cyber security consultation with us today.

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