That much of our lives now depend on the internet and smart devices, is no longer a secret. You now have your personality and your digital persona. If you are in doubt, count the number of people around you who do not have an email address, a social media account, a smartphone, a laptop, or does online shopping, banking, or banking. Chances are, almost everyone does so, and the situation is not that much different even in underdeveloped countries.
Technology seems to have spread its tentacles to all corners of the world; where it has not reached it is only a matter of time before it does. South Africa for instance, is one of the most developed countries in Africa, and it is also among the leading when it comes to ICT infrastructure and the number of people using them.
For South Africa, and any other African country taking matters security serious, it is high time cyber security awareness be taught to the masses. And where else better to start that in schools? It is at school after all that we learn most of the things we …read more