The events of 2020 put many organisations on an accelerated path to digital transformation. Employees transitioned to remote working, businesses embraced online channels and eCommerce, and citizens relied on digital media for information. Meanwhile, cybercriminals increased their activity, taking advantage of a fear-based climate as well as the fact that many companies had adopted new digital ways of working without necessarily closing security gaps.
This created an ideal environment for cybercriminals to proliferate.
To understand how businesses in Australia and New Zealand are coping with the evolving threat landscape, Fortinet collaborated with CoreData Research to develop the Fortinet Networking and Cybersecurity Adoption Index. The index canvassed the opinions of 300 IT decision makers in Australian businesses and 105 IT decision-makers in New Zealand businesses in January 2021. This whitepaper examines the results of the index.