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Businesses in Africa, Middle East face growing risk of cyber-attacks: Cisco

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A report by Cisco Systems Inc. said businesses in Africa and the Middle East are facing a growing risk of cyber-attacks, The Standard Digital reported.

Global security threats have reached a record high, with global threat alerts rising 14% in 2013 from the year prior. Cisco general manager Sabrina Dar said "chief information security officers face growing pressure to protect terabytes of data on an increasingly porous network, manage information safely" and "evaluate the risks of working with third-party vendors."

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