Forcepoint has unveiled the findings of an Asia Pacific study conducted by leading IT analyst firm Frost & Sullivan, revealing that Asia Pacific (APAC) organizations’ failure to prioritize cybersecurity is hindering their digital transformation journey.
The study finds that most APAC organizations (83%) don’t think about cybersecurity while embarking on digital transformation projects. Although majority of the organizations (72%) conduct regular breach assessment to protect themselves against cyberattacks, still 55% of them were at risk. The study reveals that Cloud is a key component of digital transformation (69% of respondents have adopted cloud) but most organizations think cybersecurity is the responsibility of their cloud service provider.
The study reveals a big push among APAC organizations, with 95% of respondents having embarked on a digital transformation journey, adopting emerging technologies including cloud computing, mobility, internet of things, and artificial intelligence/ machine learning. However, most organizations, 65% of respondents, acknowledged that they are seriously hampered in execution of digital transformation projects due to rising cyberattacks.