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Africa's digital adoption far outpaces cybersecurity

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Significance

The security of high-profile and sensitive processes such as elections is particularly significant as it has implications for both government legitimacy and political stability.

Impacts

  • Pandemic-related economic strain could shrink necessary spending on cybersecurity.
  • Skills shortages will remain a major impediment to boosting cybersecurity.
  • Chinese investment in African IT infrastructure will rise.

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