Uganda was ranked 7th most targeted country in Africa and 65th globally by 2018 cybersecurity index. This means there is still a lot to do in terms of combatting cybersecurity. but this comes at an extra cost for companies that have access to people’s personal information such as banks, telecommunications firms, merchants or vendors and aggregators in the financial space, Christine Kasemiire explains.

Data obtained from project Frontline 2018, a cybersecurity report based on 121 assessed organizations in 2016 and 217 by Summit Consulting Limited Shows there is a generally poor state of security hygiene in the country.

Findings indicate that it was possible to exploit internal critical production systems with one or more exploits at 68 percent in all assessments. The exfiltration of data was achieved at 92 percent at the time. t was easy to acquire credentials exposure methods. It was possible to gain full control of the target organisation’s in fracture at 94 percent of the time

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