THE SECOND MOST
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run on disparate and outdated network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
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