CYBERSECURITY has become a major buzz word in the Philippines today, as text scams and digital fraud acts have been aplenty over the last couple of months.
No one has pinpointed the source of the recent attacks on individuals, but some have speculated that these might have been sourced from data held by companies, governments, or even banks.
These attacks prove how cybersecurity has become an essential part of our everyday lives, albeit invisible to the human eye.
Kaspersky has been providing organizations and individuals with cybersecurity services since 1997, detecting and foiling sophisticated attacks across the world. And we can only imagine how the world with look like without it.
So how does a world without Kaspersky look like?
If Kaspersky weren’t around, in 2015, the world would not have learned of a $1-billion cyber-robbery act conducted by the Carbanak cybercriminal group. Together with Interpol, Europol and authorities from different countries, Kaspersky uncovered the criminal plot behind the greatest heist of the century.
Free decryptors (tools that decrypt files) will also not be an advocacy of many without Kaspersky co-founding the “No More Ransom” initiative that, since then, grew from four partners to 188, contributing 136 decryption tools and helping over 1.5 million people worldwide decrypt their devices.
“In 2017, we kicked off an industry benchmark with the launch of Kaspersky’s Global Transparency Initiative, as part of which we became the first cybersecurity company to offer its source code for third-party review,” Chris Connell, Managing Director for Asia Pacific and Vice President for Global Sales and Network at Kaspersky, said.
These are just some of the few examples if Kaspersky were to have not existed.
“Five years after and with 25 years of expertise on our sleeves, we are now a team of over 4,500 professionals, creating a cybersecurity ecosystem as well as developing its own operating and IT systems that are inherently secure to bring on a cyber-immune future. Because we know the world needs cybersecurity and we are ready to do our part to bring on a safer future for everyone,” Connell said.
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