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BLOG | How managed service providers are well-placed to protect SMEs

SMEs are increasingly storing more valuable customer and financial data, creating a new playing field for cybercriminals to attack them almost as frequently as larger companies.

Report: 94% of cybersecurity, IT professionals in PH impacted by burnout — highest in Asia Pacific

A new report from cybersecurity firm Sophos has found that 94% of respondents in cybersecurity and IT roles in the Philippines are impacted by burnout and fatigue, the highest among the markets surveyed.

Retail firms increasingly unable to halt ransomware attacks in progress

A new report from cybersecurity firm Sophos has found that only 26% of retail organizations this past year were able to disrupt a ransomware attack before their data was encrypted.

Cybercriminals encrypted data in ransomware attacks on 75% of healthcare firms

A new report from security firm Sophos has revealed that cybercriminals successfully encrypted data in nearly 75% of ransomware attacks in 14 countries around the world.

Report: Attackers take less than a day to reach vital company assets

On average, it took less than a day — approximately 16 hours — for attackers to reach Active Directory (AD), one of the most critical assets for a company, a report from cybersecurity firm Sophos said.

Survey: Education sector has highest ransomware attacks

While the educational sector reported one of the highest rates of ransom payments, doing so significantly increased recovery costs and time.

Sophos uncovers scam apps masquerading as ChatGPT

These apps — known as fleeceware — take advantage of app store policy loopholes and coercive tactics to overcharge users for AI assistants.

Ransomware attacks decline slightly across Asia: Sophos

Sophos said 68% of APJ organizations surveyed reported they were a victim of ransomware compared to 72% the year before.

Quality of cyberdefenses directly impacts insurability: report

Sophos further said organizations with standalone cyber insurance policies are almost four times more likely to pay the ransom to recover encrypted data than those without cyber coverage.

93% of Asia-Pacific firms find security operation tasks challenging: report

Among these challenges, 76% struggle with Identifying the root causes behind an incident, leaving them vulnerable to further malicious activity, Sophos said.
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