Asia Pacific (APAC) has been ranked first in terms of malicious websites visited per day in Fortinet's Threat Landscape Report.
The report stated APAC leads all regions when it comes to the number of malware detected, and said their applications are comparatively less encrypted when moving over the wire.
Businesses utilised the largest amount of bandwidth per day (16.1 GB) and averaged the highest number of social media applications of any region (18).
With regards to malware, the clean virus dominated more than 80 percent of counted incidents in APAC during the reporting window.
Fortinet's report advises organisations to protect, segment and monitor their data.
An organisation's infrastructure should control access as much as possible; and if a particular business segment doesn't use a certain set of data, then access to it should be limited.
The inclusion of extensive physical and logical separation throughout an infrastructure can slow attacks and help detect them before significant losses or damage occur.
Organisations should make regular audits of their company's security posture by testing and reviewing security on an ongoing basis for both qualitative and quantitative efficacy.
Companies should also keep track of the various legal and regulatory requirements for their industry, and provide training to their employees.
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