APAC: A hotbed of cybercrime

The story in emerging regions has been pretty consistent for some years now. Technology overall is lagging behind - this can be positive as it allows specific countries to jump past the “legacy” phase of dated technology - but it can also be negative as it means that some issues are still waiting to happen. While human error and general hesitancy makes them inevitable.

In Africa this means a significant shortage of core skills and a lack of understanding of the benefits of open source while in APAC it means that security is gradually becoming a very serious problem. At the end of August a report [gated PDF] from Mandiant, part of FireEye, showed that it takes organisations in APAC three times longer – nearly a year and a half – to spot breaches than it does elsewhere.   

Bryce Boland, Chief Technology Officer for Asia Pacific at FireEye explained to IDG Connect at the time the report was published that most organisations in Asia Pacific have not yet developed the security maturity necessary to detect advanced attacks or spot attackers inside their networks. “Far too many organisations here are still relying on firewalls and antivirus and assuming those will stop threats,” he said.


A complex business landscape 

To continue reading...


« Latin America is quickly becoming solar energy's hottest spot


Nokia helps advance Bristol's smart city test bed »

Recommended for You

Trump hits partial pause on Huawei ban, but 5G concerns persist

Phil Muncaster reports on China and beyond

FinancialForce profits from PSA investment

Martin Veitch's inside track on today’s tech trends

Future-proofing the Middle East

Keri Allan looks at the latest trends and technologies


Do you think your smartphone is making you a workaholic?