Almost one in five business organizations in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region experienced more than six security breaches in the past two years, a new ESET enterprise cybersecurity survey has revealed.
ESET polled over 1,835 managers and C-level executives working in organizations in a variety of industries in India, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Thailand and Indonesia, and also found that:
As these are extremely diverse countries with disparate laws and business realities, these and other discrepancies paint an interesting picture of each.
China and Japan
In China, for example, 86% of the respondents positively view the e-commerce law passed in August 2018, which aims to reduce the amount of counterfeit and knock-off merchandise on sale, but also hopes to address false advertising, consumer protection, data protection and cybersecurity.
57% of Chinese respondents feel that their government has been doing a good job in regulating cybersecurity practices and creating a safe environment for everyone.
“Many [Chinese] organisations have adopted multiple cybersecurity solutions and frequently utilise 2FA for added security,” ESET researchers found.
In contrast, and despite Japan being a technological powerhouse: