The importance of cybersecurity in an increasingly connected world

Ears to the ground: Tamajobe
Ears to the ground: Tamajobe

The last couple of years have seen an increased move towards digital transformation, not just of business models, but of day-to-day lives. As the world pivoted to meet the challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, both the private and public sectors saw the need to accelerate their digital transformation to continue operations.

Traditional brick and mortar businesses had to at least offer an online component to customers. Schooling and meetings went online. Employees saw the rise of the hybrid working model, which now sees them working both in an office and at home on different days of the week.

The need for connectivity underpinned all these developments; none of them could function satisfactorily without dependable, stable, and fast online connections. But what many may have overlooked about our ever increasingly online world, is that it has broadened the space in which cybercriminals operate, and there is hardly any connected body corporations, NGOs, governments, and citizens who are not a potential target.

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