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Cybercrime gets more sophisticated

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Cybercriminal activity is becoming far more sophisticated in its threats to enterprises, mobile and home Internet users.

Kaspersky Lab co-founder and CEO Eugene Kaspersky, who will be addressing the CIO Africa Summit today, believes that although the past 10 years have seen some significant and critical IT threats surface, the next decade promises to be no different and CIOs need to understand the full impact of these threats as the technology market becomes more dynamic.
For instance, as the adoption of technological advancements, such as cloud computing, is making more and more sense in the market, yet various expert sources reiterate security and integration as top of the “inhibitors to this adoption” list, Kaspersky Lab understands the critical importance of sharing its global insight on security risks versus IT adoption.
Says Eugene Kaspersky: “Although identified by Gartner as a top 10 IT strategy for 2011, the reality is that cloud computing technology has not yet reached its full potential. The promise of increased flexibility and scalability provided by the cloud is offset by apprehension around the potential security of business data in the cloud.
“However, the cloud actually opens up one of the most promising new channels to assist users and businesses in securing their digital assets. It’s this exact conundrum that reiterates how critical it is that CEO’s have the right insight and delicately balanced view of value and risk, to ensure any IT investment is worthwhile and accredits the company’s competitive standpoint.”