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APAC organisations aware on zero trust framework importance amid COVID-19

18/05/2021 02:15 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 -- Ivanti Inc has unveiled the findings of a Frost & Sullivan study it commissioned, investigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cybersecurity and compliance attitudes and behaviours in Singapore, Australia and New Zealand.

According to a statement, the study was entitled ‘Embracing Secure Access in a World of Rapidly Expanding Virtual Borders’.

Most respondents experienced a moderate one to nine per cent reduction in business demand, with Australia having the highest percentage of respondents reported (80 per cent), compared to those in New Zealand (73 per cent) and Singapore (59 per cent).

Overall, 38 per cent of respondents said their main strategy was to focus on IT operations to maintain business operations for their remote workforce during COVID-19.

However, more than 40 per cent of the respondents in Australia and New Zealand stated they focused more on cybersecurity to better protect their organisation from attacks.

When it comes to cloud adoption during COVID-19, most respondents indicated their organisation adopted cloud more during the pandemic, especially those in Australia and New Zealand.

On the other hand, consolidation and integration of solutions were ‘very important’ to 71 per cent of respondents across Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand.

At the same time, the importance of zero trust frameworks increased across the board with 75 per cent of all enterprises surveyed stating that this was very important, compared to the 64 per cent that stated the same before the pandemic.

The study surveyed C-Suite respondents at large enterprises with over 500 employees, across the banking and financial services industry, as well as retail, manufacturing and healthcare verticals.

-- BERNAMA


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