January 16, 2018 IBOMLLC Team

Cybersecurity tops as the leading concern for Businesses in South Africa

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According to a report published Jan 16th, 2018 by the Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) dubbed the Allianz Risk Barometer 2018. The report cites the top threats facing businesses in South Africa, as listed by the business owners themselves. They are as follows:

Threat Percentage
1. Cyber attack 38%
2. Business Interruption (BI) 34%
3. Changes in Legislation & Regulations 29%
4. Market Development and Natural catastrophe 23%
6. Fire, explosion, and new technologies 19%
8. Climate Change and loss of Business Reputation (Brand value damage) 16%
10. Macroeconomic development 13%

South Africa is reported to have the third highest number of cybercrime victims worldwide, losing billions of Rands a year to cyber attacks and experiencing more cyber attacks that its African counterparts,” said Nobuhle Nkosi, a Cyber Insurance Expert at AGCS Africa.

Although cyber awareness has significantly increased, particularly among small and medium-sized businesses, it is more challenging for these enterprises to tackle this issue compared to larger corporations.”

There is, however, some good news from the Allianz Risk Barometer …read more

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