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SURVEY REVEALS GOVERNMENTS IN AUSTRALIA AND SINGAPORE NEED TO DO MORE TO TACKLE CYBERSECURITY

A total of 70 % of APAC IT decision makers believe governments should do more to protect against security risks , according to a survey from KnowBe4 .

KnowBe4 , the provider of the world ’ s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform , has announced new research which has found seven in 10 ( 70 %) of IT decision makers feel the Australian and Singaporean Governments should be doing more to protect businesses in Australia and Singapore from cyberattacks .

In addition , only just over half ( 52 %) of IT decision makers in Australia and Singapore say they are confident they understand their organization ’ s responsibilities regarding government reporting of cyber incidents and data breaches .
Jacqueline Jayne , Security Awareness Advocate for APAC at KnowBe4 , said : “ It ’ s clear from our research that IT leaders and businesses across APAC are not feeling supported by the government when it comes to
The responsibility when it comes to cybersecurity has spread from IT to literally everyone in an organization .
security issues . There is more education required for those in IT about their obligations and commitments but also of the general public about how to stay safe online both at home and at work .”
Actions IT decision makers believe the government should be taking , include :
• Providing more education and awareness to all citizens about cyber-risks and how to stay safe online ( 45 %)
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