Dense Grey Webs Cyber Risks and Trends in the Asia-Pacific
The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated global adoption of digital technologies, and the Asia-Pacific is no different. From Singapore and Australia to Japan and South Korea, countries across the Asia-Pacific region have been forced to shift towards working, living, and learning online, with services like video calling, e-healthcare, remote learning, and digital payments witnessing unprecedented levels of investment and adoption. All of this has contributed to an already complex, ever-evolving cyber risk landscape.
This Diplomat Risk Intelligence Monthly Report, based on in-house research and consultations with leading experts, distills the key cyber risks facing the Asia-Pacific. Some of the trends identified in the report are specific products of COVID-19; a rise in phishing attacks against business employees, for example, is driven by the sheer number of employees that began working remotely when the pandemic struck. Many other trends yet, however, were not newly significant creations of the COVID-19 pandemic, but existing undercurrents that were accelerated or molded by the novel coronavirus outbreak. None of these trends will fade into the background when COVID-19 is brought under control.
Table of Contents
- Executive Summary
- Methodological Note
- Key Cyber Trends and Risks in the Asia-Pacific
- Mapping the Threat Landscape
- The Geoeconomics of Cyber Supply Chains
- Crime, Geopolitics, and Critical Infrastructure Vulnerabilities
- Challenges and Opportunities from Emerging Tech
- Authors and Interviewees