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With a 65% rise in phishing attacks over the previous year,1 we find ourselves in a race to stop attackers.

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South Africa at higher risk of data breaches, says phishing trend report

South African organisations are at a higher risk for data breaches than their counterparts across the globe. The cost of data breaches to South African companies is $2.53 million (US dollars)2.

So, are South African organisations fully prepared to handle phishing threats? The findings of this report suggest the latter. In our survey of 100 South African IT executives across numerous industries:

  • Nearly 90% of respondents say they’ve dealt with a security incident originating with a deceptive email.
  • Over 50% say their biggest challenge is multiple security solutions that haven’t been integrated.
  • 56% say their phishing response ranges from “not ineffective” to only “somewhat effective.”
  • The #1 security worry is email-related threats.

Download the report to learn about the implications of our phishing response data and what organisations can do to improve their anti-phishing security.

1 Anti-Phishing Working Group, “Phishing Activity Trends Report 4th Quarter 2016,” 2016.
2 The Ponemon Institute, “Cost of Data Breach Study,” 2017.

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