Security Breaches Sweep Oz Business: 63pc hit, Report Says
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Some 63 percent of Australian organisations have experienced at least one security breach or incident in the past year, according to a report by CompTIA, a non-profit trade association based in Illinois, USA.More than 1500 business and technology executives in

12 countries were surveyed, with respondents in Brazil, Canada, Germany, India,

Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, South Africa, Thailand, the UAE, and the UK, as well

as Australia, where 125 respondents were involved.

While Australia’s 63 percent breach rate was serious enough, it was left in the

dust by experiences in India (94 percent), Malaysia (89 percent), Thailand (88

per cent), Brazil (87 percent) and Mexico (87 percent). Japan had the lowest

break-in rate at 39 percent.

The survey found that mobile security incidents – as opposed to those occurring

via connected  networks – are increasing, with 71 percent of Australian

organisations reporting a mobile-related security incident such as lost device,

data policy violation, or staff disabling security features.

Some 72 percent of Australian organisations expect security to become a higher

priority over the next two years.

And the survey found human error is becoming more of a cyber-security factor for

Down Under companies, with 61 percent reporting it as a major contributor to

security risk, compared with 58 percent internationally.

Commented Moheb Moses, CompTIA’s Down Under community director: “Due to

the evolving nature of IT, most organisations have had to change the way their

company approaches security. In Australia, as in many other countries, the

greatest change has been in IT operations, especially as ?rms move to cloud or

implement new mobility strategies.”

The report can be downloaded from