27% of Asian government departments targeted by Advanced Persistent Threats

From: Asia Pacific FutureGov

Government is the industry vertical most often targeted by Advanced Persistent Threats (APT), according to a new ASEAN cybersecurity threat report.

By James Smith

A global shortage of cybersecurity professionals is being acutely felt by the region’s government organisations – and they are increasingly under attack as a result.

New findings have identified Southeast Asia as a region that is increasingly under cyber- attack. A joint Singtel-FireEye report, “Southeast Asia: An Evolving Cyber Threat Landscape”, details how Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) actors and other cyber-attack groups are among those keenly interested in targets located in Singapore, The Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and Brunei.

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