Cyber Defence Monitor 2017:

With varying levels of investment, readiness and confidence, cyber security in Asia Pacific represents one of the most dynamic regions in this year’s Cyber Defence Monitor.

You’re ready to protect your organisation.
Is your Board and your IT Department on the same page? 

Cyber security may be a top board room priority, but what does that mean in practice? We talked to over 1,200 people around the world from two distinct groups within companies: Boardroom executives and IT Decision Makers
Close examination of the responses to our survey suggested that, while these two groups agree on many things, they often do so from very different perspectives, symptomatic of a lack of clear communication and agreed basic information shared between executives and IT leaders.


Australian business decision makers are the most pessimistic globally, with 73 per cent of C-Suites and 77 per cent of ITDMs thinking a serious attack on their organisations was only a matter of time. This compares to 57 per cent of C-Suites globally.

Furthermore, a quarter of Australian C-Suite executives think they have the skills to deal with a cyber-attack, and only 7 per cent of IT decision makers think this is the case. 


Four out of five (80%) ITDMs in Malaysia expect their organisation will suffer a cyber attack in the next year. This figure closely matched that of Singapore (77% of ITDMs) and Australia, which also saw 77% of ITDMs anticipating attacks before 12 months were out.


Singaporean IT Decision Makers believe the cost of a successful cyber-attack on their business to be around S$27.1m compared to an estimation of just S$10.6m from board level directors.