Other trends extrapolated from the analysis include:

  • Cyberattacks targeting sensitive data in both public and private sectors had increased in frequency, complexity, and severity in the data for the Asia Pacific region (APAC).
  • The most common attack strategies encountered in the data in APAC were malware, ransomware, and social engineering attacks.
  • While employees in the data were increasingly recognizing their responsibility to be phishing-aware, this varied widely based on organizational culture and training intensity, linguistic and cultural diversity, pointing to a need to tailor cybersecurity education to those factors.
  • In the data for APAC, AI was viewed as an emerging threat vector due to rapid adoption in certain industries that did not also implement stronger cybersecurity measures aligned with the additional cyber risks.