Senegal Tops Africa in Remote Work Cyber-Security, Followed by Nigeria

Recent research conducted by cybersecurity firm, Indusface, has revealed that Senegal has emerged as the most cyber-secure African country for businesses to allow their employees to work remotely.

Research data from cyber-security firm, Indusface, shows that Senegal is the leading African nation in terms of cyber-security making it an ideal choice for businesses to enable their employees to work remotely.

The study assessed several cyber-security metrics including:

  • DDoS attacks
  • Phishing sites
  • Malware hosting sites, and
  • Compromised computers

assigning a cyber-security index score to each country.

Senegal obtained an outstanding index score of 78.09 out of 100, placing it at the forefront and securing the top African position in the rankings.

The advent of remote and hybrid working models has brought about a heightened emphasis on cyber-security. Businesses are now faced with the task of upholding data protection and network security beyond the confines of the conventional office setting leading to an amplified focus on addressing the associated challenges.

According to Indusface’s, a significant 68% of high-revenue growth companies globally have embraced a hybrid work model. This approach has proven advantageous for these companies as it has resulted in reduced costs, enhanced flexibility, and access to a wider talent pool.

Additionally, the research highlighted Nigeria as the second most cyber-secure African country, boasting an index score of 74.68. The West African state showcased the lowest number of compromised computers per 100,000 internet users among all the African countries examined.

On a global scale, the research identified:

  • Honduras
  • South Korea, and
  • Japan

as the top three most cyber-secure countries for remote work.

Honduras claimed the leading position with an impressive overall cybersecurity score of 89.55 out of 100. This achievement can be attributed primarily to its minimal average number of DDoS attacks and phishing sites, reflecting the country’s robust cybersecurity measures.

South Korea closely followed exhibiting a strong cyber-security score of 88.85 and a mere 13 compromised computers per 100,000 internet users.

Japan secured the third position with an overall score of 87.49, featuring the lowest number of DDoS attacks among the top five most secure countries.

Venky Sundar, Founder and President of Indusface, provided 6 tips for business employing remote work resourcing:

  • Considering countries least targeted by hackers
  • Evaluating data security regulations such as GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)
  • Researching law enforcement capabilities
  • Exploring government grants for cybersecurity
  • Assessing the level of cybersecurity awareness in different generations





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