In a report published last week titled M-Trends: 2016 Cyber Security Threats [gated PDF], Mediant, part of FireEye showed that APAC lags a long way behind the rest of the world on security. In fact, it takes organisations three times longer – nearly a year and a half – to spot breaches than it does elsewhere.
Separate findings from SecureWorks suggested this trend could be worsened further as attackers have started using specially localised ransomware to target particular countries in the region.
So why is APAC so far behind? To gain some perspective we conducted a short email Q&A with Bryce Boland, Chief Technology Officer for Asia Pacific at FireEye and also sought the view of a variety of other security professionals.