More regulations necessary for APAC Cybersecurity

September 25, 2015

To aid the fight against cybercrime, organisations operating in the Asia-Pacific region should be strongly encouraged to report security loopholes and breaches, and government regulations may be one of the most effective ways to ensure this.

With cybercriminals widening their targets and hacking tools easily available online, all organisations should be concerned about their security posture and guarding against potential attacks.

Bradley Marden, Interpol Digital Crime Centre’s coordinator for digital crime investigative support, said organised criminal groups were no longer simply focusing on financial institutions. Noting that hackers today would put a pretty broad net, he explained: “Now they’re being more creative in monetizing the compromise and not limiting themselves to banks and financial institutions, where previously they would target just bank accounts and credit card information.”

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