INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY | Staff Reporter, Hong Kong

36% of organisations navigate cybersecurity issues with cloud-first strategies

Hong Kong organisations believe investing in sufficient security technology is key to success.

Nearly four in 10 (36%) of Asia Pacific organisations reported successfully navigating cybersecurity challenges with software and cloud-first strategies, according to Cisco’s latest study.

The report stated that organisations regularly updating their technology are the most likely to report successful security programs. Organisations in Asia Pacific that have a proactive tech refresh strategy are 15% more likely to report overall security success in average.

In Hong Kong, organisations believe that investing in sufficient security technology is a key to success for security programs.

Cybersecurity programs struggle the most with minimizing unplanned work, with only 24% of organizations reporting success with this issue. This is followed by obtaining peer buy-in, retaining security talent and streamlining incident response processes (28%), and gaining executive confidence, avoiding major incidents and running cost-effectively (29%).

Moreover, organisations in Hong Kong believe that investing in sufficient security technology (45%) may bring them a high return on investment as a result. This is followed by role-specific training and secure development approach (24%).

Cisco Hong Kong and Macau general manager Wilson Ching noted that it is critical to ensure cybersecurity is at the heart of digital transformation for businesses to meet the needs of a distributed workforce and to build business resilience amidst the new normal.

“From the survey, we are happy to see Hong Kong respondents recognized the positive correlation between business performance and security technologies,” Ching said.

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