Developed countries lag emerging markets in cybersecurity readiness

Organizations in developed countries are not as prepared for cybersecurity incidents compared to those in developing countries, according to Cisco’s Cybersecurity Readiness Index, released today.

Countries that were found to be most mature in their overall cybersecurity readiness included Asia-Pacific countries such as Indonesia, with 39% of organizations in what Cisco considers a “mature stage” of security preparedness; Philippines and Thailand, both with 27% of organizations in the mature stage; and India, with 24% of organizations in the mature stage. 

On the other hand, organizations in richer countries fared much worse in the survey. For instance, only 5% of organizations in Japan were in the mature stage of cybersecurity readiness, while 7% of organizations in South Korea were in the mature stage, according to the Cisco report.

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