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Disturbing facts about cyber crime and SA businesses

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Today’s threats are increasingly complex and sophisticated, with cyber criminals leveraging all manner of exploits and vulnerabilities to attack businesses for reasons including financial gain, ideological agenda or business disruption.
 
Around the world each day new strains of malware are being generated each second and organisations of all types and sizes are struggling to combat these threats, leaving many attacks unreported or even undetected.
 
Moreover, cyber criminals are no longer amateurs, instead they have formed well-run organisations whose operations mirror legitimate businesses. They deploy significant amounts of time and money to execute attacks that cost businesses around the world billions of rands, a trend that is only going to get worse with trends such as cloud, mobility and the Internet of Things (IoT) taking centre stage.
 
“Barely a day goes by

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Disturbing facts about cyber crime, SA businesses

Today’s threats are increasingly complex and sophisticated, with cyber criminals leveraging all manner of exploits and vulnerabilities to attack businesses for reasons including financial gain, ideological agenda or business disruption.

Around the world each day, new strains of malware are being generated each second and organisations of all types and sizes are struggling to combat these threats, leaving many attacks unreported or even undetected. Moreover, cyber criminals are no longer amateurs; instead they have formed well-run organisations whose operations mirror legitimate businesses. They deploy significant amounts of time and money to execute attacks that cost businesses around the world billions of rands, a trend that is only going to get worse with trends such as cloud, mobility and the Internet of things (IOT) taking centre stage.

“Barely a day goes by without stories about breaches commanding global headlines, and South Africa is no different,” says Guy Whitcroft, CEO at Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa.

Read more at: http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=160219

Disturbing facts about cyber crime, SA businesses | ITWeb

Today’s threats are increasingly complex and sophisticated, with cyber criminals leveraging all manner of exploits and vulnerabilities to attack businesses for reasons including financial gain, ideological agenda or business disruption.

Around the world each day, new strains of malware are being generated each second and organisations of all types and sizes are struggling to combat these threats, leaving many attacks unreported or even undetected. Moreover, cyber criminals are no longer amateurs; instead they have formed well-run organisations whose operations mirror legitimate businesses. They deploy significant amounts of time and money to execute attacks that cost businesses around the world billions of rands, a trend that is only going to get worse with trends such as cloud, mobility and the Internet of things (IOT) taking centre stage.

“Barely a day goes by without stories about breaches commanding global headlines, and South Africa is no different,” says Guy Whitcroft, CEO at Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa.

Read more at: http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=160219