Cybersecurity tops agenda in Asean boardrooms

The pandemic has prompted almost half of businesses in Asean to bring up cybersecurity in board rooms

Businesses in Asean have placed cybersecurity squarely on the agenda, with business leaders discussing plans to plug existing gaps and adopt next-generation capabilities.

This focus has been prompted by 94% of organizations in the region reporting a climb in cyberattacks last year, with 24% seeing at least 50% increase in disruptive attacks.

92% of Asean businesses believe that cybersecurity is a priority for their business leaders, according to a survey by Palo Alto Networks.

The survey, conducted in November of last year, polled 500 respondents across five Asean markets – 100 from Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines respectively.

IT decision-makers and business leaders came from five verticals: financial services, government, retail, telecommunications, and fintech. Read more:

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