Indian businesses: 76% Indian businesses hit by cybercrime: Sophos EDR survey

Sophos, an end-point security provider, said 76 percent of Indian businesses were hit by cyberattacks last year, the highest after Mexico and France. In global research, 7 unpleasant truths about endpoint security, Sophos reported that more than 18% of the threats detected in India are found on mobile devices, almost twice as high as the global average, while only 7.9% were found at endpoints . 39% of threats were detected in the organization's servers and 34.5% in its networks.

"Server security packs are at a high level with servers being used to store financial, employee, proprietary, and other sensitive data." Today, IT managers need to focus on protecting critical business servers to stop cyber criminals They can not ignore the endpoints because most cyber attacks start from there, but the higher than expected a number of IT managers can not detect how many threats they are entering the system and when, "said Sunil Sharma, Sophos India & SAARC's sales director.

Fourteen per cent of IT executives who have been subjected to one or more cyber attacks last year can not determine how intruders invaded and that 17 per cent did not know how long the threat to the environment existed before being identified, according to the survey, highlighting the need for better detection and response of endpoints. On average, Indian organizations that are investigating one or more potential security incidents each month spend 48 days a day (four days a month) to investigate them, according to the survey.

The survey involved more than 3,100 decision-makers from medium-sized businesses in 12 countries, such as the US, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Australia, Japan, India and South Africa.

Other key findings include:

  • 92% of India's IT managers want to have a stronger team to detect, investigate, and respond to security incidents.
  • 89% of the IT managers who participated in the research believe that cyber-security recruitment is a challenge.
  • 97% of IT managers admitted that security expertise is one of the biggest issues in India.
  • Three quarters of Indian organizations admitted that they were unable to make full use of EDR solutions.
  • After Mexico and France, Indian businesses are more affected by cybercrimes.