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Asia enterprises more vulnerable to cybercrime

Ross O. Storey | Sept. 23, 2009
Security complacency greater than in US or Europe.

Enterprises in the US and Europe simply do not tolerate cyber attacks, Antal said. I would expect that over the next two to three years, the markets in Asia will take on a higher level of security and not accept spam nor viruses coming in to their organization.

Asias increased vulnerability probably relates to the size of the IT departments and their ability to actually focus on security. My feeling is that Singapore is probably 12 24 months behind in terms of SaaS adoption.

Other English-speaking markets, like Hong Kong and India, are actually ahead of the curve.

Antal said that organisations should be looking at a layered approach to security and have defense in depth for their business.

There will always be cases where you need desktop security, he said. The threats through USB sticks and email viruses are not going to disappear. Enterprises need to have security and technology at the internet level, at the server level and at the gateway level. Having these three integrated ensures that enterprises have a higher Chinese wall to ensure that threats do not enter the organization.


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