Warning! Your organization may face a cyber-attack soon: Alerts Sophos

October is celebrated as National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Sophos, the company that is active in saving organizations from cyber threats, has done a survey coinciding this celebration. Sophos conducted a survey that indicates  31% of Indian organizations are expected to be victims of cyber-attacks in future and 30% IT managers think their organization’s current defenses are not sufficient to block cyber threats they have seen in the past year.

The National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) launched in 2003 to create awareness on adopting cybersecurity best practices. 15 years later, this annual initiative continues to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity across the globe. With the rise in cybercrime in India, there is a need to collaborate to stay protected from cyber threats and increase resilience over a period of time.

According to a report by Sophos, titled The State of Endpoint Security survey, 31% of Indian organizations are expected to be victims of a cyber attack in the future. While the Dirty Secret of Network Firewalls survey indicated that 30% IT managers think their organization’s current defenses are not sufficient to block cyber threats they have seen in the past year.

Commenting on the concerns of Indian organizations about their security capabilities, Mohit Puri, director sales engineering at Sophos India & SAARC said: “It is important that organizations adopt a defense-in-depth cyber security strategy to better protect their environment. They should aim for inclusion of every employee in increasing cybersecurity robustness, along with deployment of comprehensive and connected cybersecurity solutions across their entire network estate from network to endpoint resources.”

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