Intelligent CIO Middle East Issue 32 | Page 31

INFOGRAPHIC “ TECHNOLOGY WAS THE SECOND MOST CYBERATTACKED INDUSTRY IN 2017. reconnaissance to spot potential infrastructure and application vulnerabilities. Mark Thomas, Dimension Data’s Group CTO for Cybersecurity, said: “There are numerous moving parts to supply chains and outsourcing companies, which often run on disparate and outdated network infrastructures, making them easy prey to cyberthreat actors. number one type of malware due to various cyberattack campaigns including the WannaCry and NotPetya epidemic,” said Mechelle Buys Du Plessis, Managing Director – UAE, Dimension Data. “New regulations, an alarming spike in ransomware attacks and an uncertain geopolitical picture all contributed to unique cybersecurity challenges for the EMEA region over the last year. “The business and professional services sector was the most targeted sector in EMEA, representing 20% of all attacks. This sector includes organisations such as service providers and outsourcers, making them a prime target for theft of trade secrets and intellectual prope