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Slightly over half of Japanese companies have not updated their cybersecurity measures for COVID-19

  • September 1, 2020
  • , NIKKEI Business Daily , p. 4
  • JMH Translation

CrowdStrike, a U.S. cybersecurity countermeasures company, has released the results of its survey of companies in the Asia-Pacific region about their cybersecurity practices with the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the survey, 84% of Japanese companies said they had introduced either full or partial teleworking to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection. Although this is slightly less than the average for the region overall, it does signify that most companies had substantially increased teleworking.


Increasing teleworking requires that measures be taken to block cyberattacks against employees’ terminals and devices. A total of 54% of Japanese companies said they had not changed their security programs since introducing teleworking. Australia tied with Japan for the highest percentage of companies giving that response. The average for all companies that responded was 39%. The survey was conducted in May and June of managerial- or higher-level employees of companies in ten countries and regions in the Asia-Pacific region, including Japan, India, and Australia.

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