Indonesia’s Cybersecurity: 94% of Organizations Faced a Breach in the Past Year

Additionally, as a result of unfilled IT positions due to the cyber skills shortage, the report also found that 82% of Indonesia organizations indicate they face additional cyber risks. Other findings highlighting increased cyber risks that could be partially attributed to the talent shortage include:

  • Security intrusions are increasing: One resulting cyber risk is increased breaches, with 94% of local organizations experiencing one or more cybersecurity intrusions in the past 12 months, up from 72% from last year.
  • More organizations were impacted financially due to breaches: More than 66%  of local organizations suffered breaches in the past 12 months that cost more than $1 millionto remediate, Globally, there were nearly 50% of such attacks, which is an increase  from 38% of organizations compared to last year’s report.
  • Cyberattacks will continue to increase: At the same time, 66% of local organizations expect the number of cyberattacks to increase over the next 12 months, further compounding the need to fill crucial cyber positions to help strengthen organizations’ security postures. Indonesia organizations expect a higher increase in the number of attacks as compared to global organizations (65%).
  • The skills gap is a top concern for boards of directors: The report demonstrated that all boards of directors in Indonesia are asking how the organization is protecting against cyberattacks. At the same time, 87% of boards among Indonesia companies are advocating for hiring more IT security staff, emphasizing the demand for security talent.
  • Hardest roles to fill in cybersecurity: Roles in security operations (56%), Cloud security (48%), followed by software development security (40%) are the hardest to fill in Indonesia.

Upskilling Security Professionals and Developing More Talent with Training

The report also suggested that employers recognize how training and certifications can benefit their organization in addressing the skills gap, while also serving as an advantage for anyone looking to advance in their current security profession, as well as for individuals considering transitioning into the field. Below are additional highlights from the report around training:

Certifications are sought after by employers: Beyond experience, employers view certifications and training as reliable validation of an individual’s skill set with 96% local business leaders preferring to hire individuals with technology-focused certifications. Additionally, 88% of Indonesia respondents would pay for an employee to get a cybersecurity certification.

Certifications benefit both organizations and individuals. Almost all of the Indonesia report respondents (90%) indicated their organization would benefit from cybersecurity certifications while globally 95% of business leaders have experienced positive results from either their team or themselves being certified.

Not enough professionals are certified: While certifications are highly regarded, 78% of Indonesia respondents said it is difficult to find people with certifications.

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