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Data Breaches in Africa: A Growing Threat in 2022


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In 2022, data breaches continued to be a major concern in Africa, affecting businesses, government institutions, and individuals alike.

The consequences of a data breach can be severe, including the loss of sensitive information, financial losses, and damage to reputation. In this article, we will examine the latest statistics on data breaches in Africa and the impact they are having on the continent.

Research indicates that data breaches in Africa increased by 30% in 2022 compared to the previous year. This has led to significant losses for affected organizations, with the average cost of a breach estimated to be around $2 million.

The healthcare sector was one of the hardest hit, with over 40% of all reported data breaches occurring in this industry. This is particularly concerning given the sensitive nature of the information that is stored, such as personal health records and financial information.

Another sector that experienced a high number of data breaches was the financial industry, with over 35% of all reported incidents targeting banks and other financial institutions. This has led to significant losses for both the affected organizations and their customers, raising concerns about the security of sensitive financial information.


The rising trend of data breaches in Africa highlights the importance of investing in the latest security technologies and protocols. It is also essential that organizations and individuals educate themselves about the dangers of cybercrime and take the necessary steps to protect their sensitive information. With the right resources in place, it is possible to reduce the risk of a data breach and create a safer online environment for everyone.

Ouaissou DEMBELE
Ouaissou DEMBELEhttps://cybercory.com
Ouaissou DEMBELE is an accomplished cybersecurity professional and the Editor-In-Chief of cybercory.com. He has over 10 years of experience in the field, with a particular focus on Ethical Hacking, Data Security & GRC. Currently, Ouaissou serves as the Co-founder & Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Saintynet, a leading provider of IT solutions and services. In this role, he is responsible for managing the company's cybersecurity strategy, ensuring compliance with relevant regulations, and identifying and mitigating potential threats, as well as helping the company customers for better & long term cybersecurity strategy. Prior to his work at Saintynet, Ouaissou held various positions in the IT industry, including as a consultant. He has also served as a speaker and trainer at industry conferences and events, sharing his expertise and insights with fellow professionals. Ouaissou holds a number of certifications in cybersecurity, including the Cisco Certified Network Professional - Security (CCNP Security) and the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), ITIL. With his wealth of experience and knowledge, Ouaissou is a valuable member of the cybercory team and a trusted advisor to clients seeking to enhance their cybersecurity posture.


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