Whether it was phishing, ransomware or malware, instances of cybercrime rose dramatically throughout 2020.
Between January and April of 2020, Interpol reported that 907 000 spam messages, 737 malware incidents and 48 000 malicious URLs relating to COVID-19 were detected by one of its partners.
“Cybercriminals are developing and boosting their attacks at an alarming pace, exploiting the fear and uncertainty caused by the unstable social and economic situation created by COVID-19,” said INTERPOL secretary general, Jürgen Stock.
Targets range from water treatment plants to meat packing facilities and if it wasn’t clear before, it should be alarmingly apparent that any business is a target.
With this in mind, it’s a good idea to employ the services of a partner that specialises in monitoring services, including performance, availability and cybersecurity monitoring of your business processes, such as AppCentrix.
Describing AppCentrix as a “monitoring service” however, betrays the complexity of what the firm offers. While the firm can monitor from endpoints to the cloud, right through your network and applications, including business services, to ensure they are performing as required, it also provides intelligence on what it monitors.
By leveraging the capabilities of artificial intelligence and machine learning, AppCentrix is able to monitor your environment and detect abnormal behaviour, whilst ensuring SLA’s are adhered to all the time.
How does AppCentrix know what is abnormal? The firm approaches every business or enterprise as a unique entity with special needs. AppCentrix works closely with the organisation at all levels, to not only understand what is needed, but what constitutes normal and abnormal behaviour from systems, ICT technologies and employees on the network.
This lessens the amount of false-positives you might encounter and frees up teams to focus on what really matters – the business.
AppCentrix works with organisations across the private and public sectors and this gives them the edge when it comes to identifying potential risks. More than this, those learnings have helped AppCentrix learn how to glean deeper insights from your business processes for better business decisions and compliance.
Do you really need to upgrade your network? Do you need a stronger cybersecurity policy? All of these questions and more can be answered by AppCentrix.
SmartICT really is an all-seeing digital surveillance force for any business. It’s a fully managed service that provides a single, integrated view of data from across the ICT estate for the protection and extraction of value to secure and optimise business operations.
With POPIA coming into full force soon, contact AppCentrix to find out more about how it can help you secure and optimise your processes.
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