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Posted by Manatosh Das on December 2, 2013
The digital age brings some inherent security risks, like cyberattacks and hacking, that can have a significant impact on governments. The governments of Singapore, Philippines, South Korea, India, and Japan are some of the recent major victims — and the list is growing by the day.
Why are Asia Pacific (AP) governments a soft target for cyberattacks?
Governments in AP must adopt a more holistic approach to security to protect their ICT infrastructure from cyberattacks. Some immediate action items:
These action items do not constitute a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy for AP governments, but they are important stepping stones. The environment is only going to increase in complexity, and the risk to government infrastructure will rise as attackers develop more threat capabilities. AP governments should learn from recent cyberattacks and prepare for the future by immediately starting to close the holes in their IT infrastructure and building a strong defensive network perimeter.
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