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2022 Thales Data Threat Report

May 24, 2022

Two years on, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to dramatically impact IT teams worldwide. The 2022 Thales Global Data Threat Report looked at many aspects of those impacts, with insights found from topics such as ransomware, zero-trust security strategies and cloud data security trends. This report covers respondents based in the APAC region, which we define as the nations of Australia, Hong Kong, India, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore and South Korea. This report analyzes 876 respondents from midsize to large enterprises within many diverse verticals in the public and private sectors. Unless noted otherwise, ‘respondents’ in this report refers to APAC-based respondents.

Breaches Still Disturbingly High

Despite substantial annual spending on cybersecurity, breaches are still being reported at a disturbingly high rate: In 2022, half (50%) of respondents reported that they have experienced a security breach at some point, and of these, 32% said they had experienced a breach in the last 12 months.

One possible reason breach history remains high is the lack of information on the location and classification of data. In this year’s survey, only 16% of respondents said they have complete knowledge of where their data is stored, with only 23% of respondents being able to fully classify data. Safe harbor from breach notification processes also remains elusive, as 62% of those breached were unable to obtain it. In comparison, 61% of all U.S. respondents could not obtain safe harbor from encryption or tokenization.

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