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VMware: 93% of KSA firms experienced cyberattacks targeting remote workers

VMware: 93% of KSA firms experienced cyberattacks targeting remote workers

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VMware, recently released the KSA findings from the fourth instalment of the Global Security Insights Report, based on an online survey of 3,542 CIOs, CTOs and CISOs in December 2020 from across the globe, including 252 in KSA. The report explores the impact of cyberattacks and breaches on organisations and details how security teams are adapting to these challenges.

Accelerated Digital Transformation has caused security teams to face evolving threats. Close to 93% of organisations surveyed in KSA experienced cyberattacks due to more employees working from home, highlighting the vulnerabilities in legacy security technology and postures.

“The race to adopt cloud technology since the start of the pandemic has created a once-in-a-generation chance for business leaders to rethink their approach to cybersecurity,” said Rick McElroy, Principal Cybersecurity Strategist, VMware. “Legacy security systems are no longer sufficient. Organisations need protection that extends beyond endpoints to workloads to better secure data and applications. As attacker sophistication and security threats become more prevalent, we must empower defenders to detect and stop attacks.”

“The rapid switch from a centralised workplace, infrastructure and applications to distributed workforce, cloud-based and modern applications has resulted in organisations losing visibility of their networks,” said Ahmed El Saadi, Regional Director, Sales, META, VMware.

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