5 Dec 2019, 15:21 — 4 min read
Background: In today’s world, businesses, whether small or large, cannot afford to ignore cyber security. Exploring why SMEs in particular need to secure their digital assets to safeguard against threats.
The attitude towards cyber security in India is much like people not following the helmet rule. Their belief is that since nothing has happened to them by not wearing a helmet, nothing fatal will happen in the future too. Just like the helmet rule, if a business has not been hit by a cyber-attack doesn’t mean it will not happen in future. Like always, prevention is the best cure. I have seen so many computers affected by viruses where the business has had to pay a lot of money to get their computers fixed to get back the data that has been compromised.
In the last 3 years alone, there has been a 75% increase in cyber-attacks on SMEs in India as shown in the figure below:
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According to a study, ‘Understanding the Cyber security threat landscape in Asia Pacific: securing modern enterprise in the digital world’ by Microsoft and Frost and Sullivan reveals:
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Posted byAftab Ahmed
Expert on cyber security and online privacy.