Data Recovery in Pretoria is Here to Stay Due to Cybercrime
Cybercrime is increasingly becoming a problem in South Africa, with the recent R42 PostBank heist acting as poster child for all references to cybercrime. Data recovery in Pretoria is set to play an increasingly important role in the future – not only locate and identify digital fingerprints left by cybercriminals, but to prevent attacks from happening.
But in using the PostBank case as an example of typical cybercrimes, the average layman’s definition of cybercrime might be misconstrued, identifying such an occurrence as something that happens to big business entities, and usually involving a large sum of money. But it isn’t. A cybercrime occurs when a Facebook or bank account is hacked, or when some form of theft, however small, occurs. The case for data recovery in Pretoria is bolstered by the scale of local IT infrastructure, and its proximity to South Africa’s financial hub, Johannesburg.
According to a March 2012 newspaper report, South Africa has lost almost R1bn to cybercrime in the last three years – a conservative figure according to some. And while the occasional big corporate attacks attract the most attention, and contribute a substantial amount to the overall economic impact of cybercrime, it’s small businesses who are hit most often, and the hardest. After all, a loss of R1, 000 to a small business is more serious than a loss of R50, 000 to a big corporate entity.
Data recovery in Pretoria seeks to reconstruct the digital events that took place when the crime occurred. It’s a solution for businesses of all sizes. More importantly, it’s not only a solution that helps detect the digital history of an intrusion, it’s also relevant in efforts to prevent future intrusions; it has the ability to see where access was first gained, how the system was used and where potential weak spots are.
As more and more businesses in and around Gauteng are connected to the internet, data recovery in Pretoria will play an increasingly important role in detecting cybercrimes. Until government eases on the amount of red tape necessary to bring criminals to justice, it is, at the very least, also a good form of prevention.