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76% Indian companies hit by cyber attacks in 2018

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Over 76 per cent organisations in were hit by cyber attacks in 2018 as IT continued to be a issue across the globe, global cyber said on Wednesday.

According to Sophos' "7 Uncomfortable Truths of Endpoint Security" survey, IT managers are more likely to catch cyber criminals on their organisation's servers and networks than anywhere else.

IT managers discovered 39 per cent of their most significant cyber attacks on their organisation's servers and 34.5 per cent on its networks.

The survey was conducted on 3,000 IT decision-makers from mid-sized businesses in 12 countries including the US, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, the UK, France, Germany, Australia, Japan, and

More than 18 per cent threats discovered in are on mobile devices, which is almost double than the global average.

Also, 92 per cent Indian IT managers wished they had a stronger team in place to properly detect, investigate and respond to incidents.

"Server security stakes are at an all-time high with servers being used to store financial, employee, proprietary and other sensitive data. Today, IT managers need to focus on protecting business-critical servers to stop cyber criminals from getting on to the network," Sunil Sharma, Managing Director, at India and SAARC, said in a statement.

"They can't ignore endpoints because most cyber attacks start there, yet a higher than expected amount of IT managers still can't identify how threats are getting into the system and when."

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First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 14:40 IST
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