South Africa is the second largest economy in the African region, competing with Nigeria for hegemony and leadership of the continent. Despite economic growth, South Africa's current advancements have been tempered by a history of colonialism, apartheid, and inequality.
Stresses of social and political issues are compounded by environmental changes - many cities and agricultural areas are experiencing drastic and likely irreversible water shortages. While not involved in any direct military conflicts, South Africa encounters unrest in the form of thousands of protests a year. These protests span the physical and digital worlds, sometimes providing another avenue for cybercriminals and hacktivists alike to mask their activities and pursue ulterior motives.
Analyzing cybercriminal activities against various critical national infrastructures (CNI) can help organizations to understand the unique impacts to daily South African life and business operations. This report examines potential threats and notable cyber attacks against each of the following CNI:
Download the report to learn more about the Cyber Threat Landscape of South Africa.