Mimecast to mount 'cyber resilience' summit

Mimecast will hold its inaugural Cyber Resilience Summit on August 29.

Paul Stafford, Mimecast

More than half of South African respondents to Mimecast’s latest global research believe it is likely or inevitable that their organisation will suffer a negative impact from a successful attack this year.

“Despite this, few local firms have a cyber resilience strategy in place,” says Paul Stafford, Mimecast vice president of Africa, “We believe that an effective cyber resilience strategy is a robust way to maintain business productivity in this era of disruption and have called on our channel partners and customers to join us for a series of lively and important discussions and presentations.”

‘Resilience Now. Resilience Together’ is the name of the first Mimecast Cyber Resilience Summit taking place in Johannesburg at the end of August. Here, cybersecurity and cyber resilience issues affecting modern organisations will be discussed.

IT and security professionals have to minimise the disruptions caused by increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks, human error, technical failure and compliance complexities. Modern public and private sector organisations are under also constant threat of business disruption.

Mimecast’s latest State of Email Security Report, a global annual study conducted in collaboration with research firm Vanson Bourne, found nearly two-thirds of the South Africa companies polled in South Africa had experienced an increase in impersonation attacks, with 69% of organisations saying they had either lost customers, data or money.

The conference will take place at the Sandton Convention Centre on August 29.