Information Protection Becomes the Main Security Issue for Businessmen in Southeast Asia

According to the Kaspersky IT Security Risk Survey, companies in Southeast Asia have witnessed a variety of cases that highlight the vulnerability of data protection. This is directly related to maintaining relationships with partners and violations in the digital era like now.

Based on interviews conducted with nearly 300 IT business decision makers in Southeast Asia last year, companies were most concerned about targeted attacks and data loss (34%).

This was followed by electronic data leakage from internal systems (31%). The remaining 22% of respondents are also worried about espionage by competitors. About 2 in 10 companies in Southeast Asia are concerned about identifying and fixing vulnerabilities in their systems.

"In the last years we have witnessed the bad consequences of successful cyber attacks. Starting from the theft of USD 81 million against the central bank to the breach of data leakage of the names of HIV cases," said Global Manager of Southeast Asia Kaspersky, Yeo Siang Tiong in his official statement. in Jakarta, Monday (20/4/2020).

Reflecting on the many cases, Yeo now claims that more and more local companies are starting to prioritize their IT security. Kaspersky's research found that the average Southeast Asian business spends $ 14.1 million on improving cybersecurity.

"84% of the professionals we surveyed also confirmed plans to increase the budget in this area in the next three years," he said.

The companies surveyed also noted the increase was aimed at increasing specialist security expertise according to 46% of respondents. Meanwhile, 39 respondents admitted to supporting expansion or new business activities.

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