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A cyber pandemic

Cyber criminals worldwide have capitalised on the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. They have further industrialised the scale at which they can launch attacks. At the top of the list, offering quick returns, is ransomware.

COVID-19, lockdown and a massive shift to remote working have seen a meteoric rise in ransomware incidents. According to the 2020 Harvey Nash / KPMG CIO Survey, 41 percent of organisations reported experiencing increased incidents while employees are working from home.

With remote working set to continue, it is more critical than ever that organisations protect themselves and their people from attacks — but how?

In this report, we explore ransomware's increasing threats and identify the proactive and reactive measures to take to defend against such attacks and respond if the worst should happen.


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