27 Feb Cyber-immunity to be focus of META region in 2023
Kaspersky has reported that in 2022 there was an increase in the number of persistent and sophisticated attacks targeting various states in the META region. As a result, cyber immunity will be a focus for Africa throughout 2023.
“The number of devices connected to the internet continues to grow exponentially, and with it, cybercriminal interest. Given the activity our experts have witnessed this year while tracking more than 900 APT groups and campaigns, 2023 is only going to be more challenging to navigate from a cybersecurity point of view,” said Head of KasperskyOS Business Unit, Andrew Suvorov.
He continued: “We need to shift to a cybersecurity approach that allows no room for errors. This is what cyber immunity is about – developing IT systems with ‘innate’ protection.”
Kaspersky seeks to build cyber immunity directly into the operating system, to enable the easier integration of cyber immunity solutions into future updates, made by Kaspersky themselves and other companies around the META region.
Cyber immunity for Kaspersky references an IT system’s ability to withstand cyber attacks without the need for additional security tools and devices to be applied. Instead of spending money investing in companies, or using a budget to restore servers and data, cyber immune systems would negate all of this, due to the computer or device itself being protected from the second it is used by workers.