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Phishing email remain biggest threat for Indian organisation: Sophos

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Every one in two organisations in India have been hit by phishing emails and 48 per cent of victims of cyber attacks suffered a data breach, IT security firm Sophos report said on Thursday.

"54 per cent of those who fell victim to a cyberattack were hit by a phishing email, 39 per cent by ransomware and 48 per cent said they suffered a data breach," Sophos India and SAARC MD sales, Sunil Sharma said.

Sophos surveyed 300 business organisation in India and overall 3,100 IT managers across 12 countries having workforce in the range of 100-5,000. The survey was conducted by a third party between December 2018 and January 2019 commissioned by Sophos.

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IIFT holds 53rd convocation

* The 53rd convocation of the commerce ministry's Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) was held here on Thursday.

Awarding degrees to the students, Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Hardeep Singh Puri hoped that the institute will contribute towards attaining the target of India becoming a USD 5-trillion economy in the near future.

Commerce Secretary and Chairman, IIFT, Anup Wadhawan, complimented IIFT's placements and role of globally placed alumni in taking the institute to global heights.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, August 08 2019. 20:55 IST
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