New Delhi. Cases of ransomware are being reported daily. The main reason for this is the lack of knowledge of cyber security among the employees. Let us tell you that ransomware is a virus-laden software, which damages data or computer system. Cybercriminals ambushing your data use it to get all the information. This makes the data go away forever. The surprising thing is that 93 percent of the employees of Indian companies are not aware of cyber security. UK-based cyber security firm Sophos has released a survey report to understand cyber security expenditure and self-assessment maturity in organizations in Asia Pacific and Japan over the past 12 months.
According to the survey report, The Future of Cybersecurity in Asia Pacific and Japan recorded a total of 900 responses across Australia, India, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines and Singapore. According to the report, 61 percent of the companies in India claim to understand cyber security, but in reality they have no knowledge about it. 86 percent of companies say cyber security vendors don’t provide information that can educate them. About 93 percent of companies agree that their biggest security challenge over the next 24 months will be the awareness and education of employees and leadership.
Aaron Bugle, Global Solutions Engineer for Asia Pacific and Japan at Sophos, said in a statement: “Ransomware attacks continue to grow. That is why organizations need a real, actionable cyber security education program.” He further said- “The issue is education, not technology. Rising spending on cyber security will not help unless organizations understand the true nature and critical threat from above. He suggested to focus on cyber security education.