How would you describe the cybersecurity landscape in the region today, with so many changes having taken place since last year?
The pandemic that hit us last year changed the way we live, work and engage. The shift from the physical world to the virtual world opened up new opportunities for cybercriminals and they welcomed this with open arms, resulting in a barrage of COVID-19 themed attacks that put large segments of the economy at risk.
Things are much better now and the world has been able to adjust to the new normal but cybersecurity risks are still high, even though a large part of the industry has tried to plug the gaps that came into play because of the sudden shift of workforce from offices to homes, exposing both end-points and networks at risks. The uptake in adoption of cloud also created its own set of challenges for the cybersecurity industry.
The cybersecurity landscape never remains the same and it keeps on evolving with every single incident. The region has been known for political uncertainties for a long time now, and they also contribute in a big way in shaping this landscape.
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