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Companies who have been breached are still confident in their defenses

There has been alot of articles and news covering companies and businesses who have security breaches and had people’s vulnerable information out in the hands of some hackers. Despite this news, APAC organisations are still confident in their online security measures, and feel like they don’t need to change or enhance those measures.

Fortinet recently took a poll with an enterprise security survey and the results were, unique. If we look at the companies who took the poll we see that 86% of those organizations had actually been the victim of a breach, and yet 48% of the IT decision makers at APAC are still confident in their security defenses.

There were a total of 1,801 respondents across 16 countries globally. 82% percent of the APAC IT decision makers see themselves in a higher standard  when it comes to cybersecurity compared to other organisations. However there was an honest 6% that said they felt they were lagging behind. This curious insight tells a bigger picture of the false sense of security an organization can have, which can lead to a self detrimental outcome down the road.

The reasons for this confidence are found in the method that caused their data breach in the past. There is a lack of fear in their cybersecurity because most organizations chalk up their data breaches to things like social engineering, ransomware and email phishing, things that are less to do with cybersecurity and more to do with human error.

When questioned what these organisations would do differently in their security career, 46% said they would invest more into employee training when it comes to cybersecurity awareness, which would in turn prevent their security breached past to begin with.

As a follow up from the Fortinet poll, organisations have planned to employ an IT education program for 2018 to enhance user security in the organisations. This is a great start. but it was also made aware that only 26% of the APAC businesses plan to employ network segmentation to reduce the spread of malware.

It is important to not only be aware of threats online like email phishing, but also to enhance your understanding of cybersecurity methods that would prevent things like the spread of malware, or open back doors to the network!

If you have any networks that could use some beefing up, or your looking for some insight into online security, give us a call today and let Re2tech be your source of cybersecurity!

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