Hackuity has shared its latest insights into current cyber threats, focusing on the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. With an increase in cyber threats targeting the region, the company highlights key red flags and offers guidance on how businesses can bolster their defenses against these evolving challenges.

Pierre Samson, Chief Revenue Officer at Hackuity, emphasizes the importance of robust cyber hygiene for enterprises. Hackuity’s findings show that 80% of breaches stem from a lack of basic cybersecurity measures, and only 15% of organizations are considered cyber mature, with the majority still in beginner or formative stages. Samson underscores the significance of investing in technology, processes, and skilled professionals to effectively mitigate cyber threats.

The main red flags identified by Hackuity are:

  1. Advancements in Threat Intelligence and Response: As cyber threats become more sophisticated, APAC organizations will need to invest in advanced threat intelligence capabilities to enhance their incident response strategies. Automation, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning will play crucial roles in detecting and responding to threats more efficiently.
  2. Continuation of Cloud Security Challenges: With increasing cloud adoption in APAC, secure configuration and management of cloud environments remain a priority. Organizations will seek comprehensive solutions that offer centralized control over access, encryption, and data protection.
  3. Continued Shortage of Skilled Cybersecurity Professionals: The demand for skilled cybersecurity professionals in APAC is expected to surpass supply. Organizations must invest in talent development and retention while using automation to augment their cybersecurity workforce.
  4. Heightened Regulations: Governments across Southeast Asia are enacting data protection laws to secure critical data. Adapting to these regulations and ensuring compliance will be essential for organizations.
  5. Ever-Increasing Attack Surface: The rise of mobile and digital usage has expanded the attack surface, offering hackers more avenues for exploitation. Protecting against this expanded threat landscape requires vigilant monitoring and proactive defenses.

APAC remained the most attacked region in 2022, with 31% of global incidents, according to IBM’s Security X-Force Threat Intelligence Index. The embrace of hybrid business environments during the pandemic exposed IT systems to increased attacks using automation and AI. Samson emphasizes that the future of cybersecurity in APAC involves adaptation, technology adoption, and collaboration between public and private sectors to fortify cybersecurity resilience.

Hackuity’s innovative deep-tech strategy has earned recognition, including awards from the French Government’s Grand Défi Cyber Stage 2 initiative. The company is committed to generating international revenue and leading the global Attack Surface Management market through disruptive innovations.

In an ever-evolving threat landscape, Hackuity’s insights offer valuable guidance to organizations in APAC and beyond, highlighting the importance of proactive security measures and continuous adaptation to stay ahead of cyber threats.

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