The past year has been an exciting one for Mimecast, the cybersecurity company I founded nearly 20 years ago in London with fellow South African Neil Murray. After more than six exciting years trading on Nasdaq, Mimecast is private again, following its acquisition by Permira.
Entrepreneurs set out to solve problems, and certainly, since founding Mimecast, cybercrime continues to be a large, ever-evolving problem, with growing recognition among business leaders that cyber-based threats are a significant business risk. Five years ago, only 58% of board members considered such threats a risk, according to our latest global report on the state of email security. In 2021 that figure rose to 88%.
Mimecast was built to help companies reduce the risk of malicious activity, human error and technology failure. It was, and continues to be, our guiding principle to enable organizations and their employees to be protected at work.
With more people working remotely than ever…