ITWeb: Protecting an organisation's most valuable asset: why a solid data management and protection strategy is non-negotiable  

    We’ve seen many examples recently, both global and local, on what can happen when your data falls into the wrong hands. Unfortunately, South African companies are being increasingly targeted by cyber criminals, a point that has become more and more apparent over the past two years as businesses had to rapidly make changes to their environments for remote working.

    Ransomware is a particular challenge locally, with Mimecast reporting earlier this year in its State of Email Security 2022 report that 60% of South African companies had experienced a ransomware attack over the previous 12 months, a statistic that had increased from 47% in 2020.

    The truth is that it’s a case of when an organisation will be affected by a ransomware attack, not if, and therefore, similar to physical home security, it must have measures in place that make it more difficult for would-be criminals to gain access.

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