Web-Based Security Concerns Still Linger in Asia Pacific Despite Investments in Emerging Networking Technologies: Ponemon Institute Report
On Average, 55 Percent of Organizations Surveyed in the Region Still Prioritize Point Solutions Over a Holistic Approach to Managing Cyber Security Threats
- Securing web traffic is the biggest security concern plaguing the IT sector, revealed 64 percent of respondents in Australia and India, 61 percent in Japan and 59 percent in China.
- Despite the rise of external attacks that call for more comprehensive and holistic security technology investments, the study shows that 55 percent of the companies surveyed still continue to focus on the inside-out threat.*
- The security posture of Australian organizations surveyed was rated the lowest at 4.5 (based on a scale of 10 being very effective), while that of China was rated the highest at 5.3. Similarly, Chinese and Japanese respondents rated their organizations better (a rating of 5.0 and above based on a scale of 10 being excellent) in detection and prevention of cyber attacks than those in India and Australia.
- Organizations in Asia Pacific recognize the need to attract competent and skilled security professionals in the industry, especially because 52 percent of the respondents believed that emerging network security technologies used by their organization are dependent upon in-house personnel who possess the knowledge and expertise to operate them effectively.
- The lack of system connectivity/visibility, malicious insider risk, mobile devices (such as smart phones and tablets) and cloud computing infrastructure/providers are perceived as the greatest risks to network security and threaten their network security posture. On the other hand, respondents were least concerned about the effects of network server environment, data centers and lack of organizational alignment.
- One in two respondents say their organizations use emerging network security technologies to heighten visibility to applications and the use of cloud services.
- Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) and firewalls are considered the most effective features in the security control of the organization’s network.
- Over 40 percent of respondents in Japan, Australia and China believed blocking of IP addresses in an effective security measure. Interestingly, 63 percent of respondents in China believe it is effective.
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