South Africa attempts to address critical shortage of cybersecurity personnel as ransomware attacks double

In South Africa, the Cybersecurity Hub is the South African National Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) and the counterpart to America’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). The agency faces a difficult situation currently, as according to cybersecurity education firm KnowBe4, a massive skills shortage is currently afflicting the continent, with a constantly growing 100,000-person gap in certified cybersecurity professionals.