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SMEStreet Podcast: Knowing the Sophisticated Cybercriminals as The Cyber Attacks Are All time High

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In an exclusive conversation about contemporary cybersecurity trends Shikhil Sharma, Founder & CEO, Astra Security unleashed some insightful with Faiz Askari of SMEStreet.

The interaction highlighted several aspects of cyber security and cyberattacks specially considering the MSME/SMEs’ IT infrastructure.

Full Interview can be read here.

Dealing with Sophisticated & Evolved Cybercriminals: Shikhil Sharma Astra Security

Shikhil Sharma commented on his cyber threats by adding, “I think the threats have been at an all-time high since last year and the moment a world event happens, hackers try to get more creative and take advantage of it by finding loopholes in the system, as well as in social setting and use that big event to actually create more sophisticated cyber-attacks. Enough has been talked about how work from home has defined itself after the COVID situation, and it’s a new era in the way SMEs or even anyone works and that has defiantly posed new threats from cybersecurity perspective too.”

Talking about contemporary attacks, like to name a few, “I think ransomware has been huge. I mean, I don’t remember maybe a year or so that a CA firm or a small person who’s like literally using just internet and nothing else calling me….and saying that my data has been encrypted and all our clients data was in XYZ systems and all those two or three systems that we use in our firm have been a victim of ransomware and now they’re asking for one Bitcoin as a payment,” Shikhil pointed out


Faiz Askari

Faiz is a mediapreneur specialised in Small Business and Technology domain.

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