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Protecting your Business from Ransomware

Since its discovery on 12 May 2017 the WannaCry ransomware attack continued to spread, impacting over 10,000 organisations and 200,000 individuals in over 150 countries, according to European authorities.

A number of organisations in South Africa have been majorly impacted by the cyberattack. The severity of the cyberattack led to work being shut down in 16 hospitals across the United Kingdom as reported by the Guardian. However, while measures were taken to slow the spread of the malware, new variations surfaced.

In May there were reportedly about 83 infections in South Africa. During same month the PETYA malware crippled many organisations in Europe and the US. The malicious software spread through large firms including the advertiser WPP, food company Mondelez, legal firm DLA Piper and Danish shipping and transport firm Maersk.

In Light of these attacks, what is ransomware and how can organisations and individuals protect themselves from such attacks?

Join us for this insightful discussion as we unpack practical to better prepare and protect business from such cyberattacks.

Date: 06 October 2017
Venue: Auditorium - 20 Morris Street East, Woodmead, 2191
Time: 07h30 - 9h30