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Increased Digitization Pulls Africa Into The Middle Of A Cyber Pandemic

By  |  January 28, 2022

From all indications, innovative technology is giving Africa’s post-pandemic future a much more colorful definition. Growth for the continent’s internet space is unarguably at an all-time high, many thanks to the increased adoption of digitized services by a mostly youthful and tech-forward populace.

However, the grim side to the obvious proliferation is: the change in Africa’s technovation climate—and the value therein—is attracting not only deep-pocketed global investors and enthusiastic technocrats, but also catching the eye of everyone from resilient script kiddies to multiple-time black hats. At the tunnel’s end, there is an enlarged avenue for cybercrime to take hold and play mischief. 

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