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Tuesday, February 07 2023 - 10:01
Armis State of Cyberwarfare and Trends Report: 2022-2023 Highlights Japan IT and Security Professionals' Sentiment on Cyberwarfare
TOKYO, Feb. 7, 2023 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

-- International political conflicts and national breaches will have an impact 
on company's cybersecurity

-- Japanese companies are the least likely in the world to pay ransoms

Armis ( 
), the leading asset visibility and security company, announced preliminary 
findings from the Armis State of Cyberwarfare and Trends Report: 2022-2023 ( 
), which highlights global IT and security professionals' sentiment on 
cyberwarfare. The study shares responses from more than 6,000 respondents 
across multiple industries, including more than 500 professionals from Japan. 

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The Russian invasion of Ukraine has not only tragically upended the lives of 
countless people in a sovereign nation, but is also causing geopolitical 
shockwaves of cyberwarfare that will reverberate for the foreseeable future. 
Today's targets extend well beyond governments; any organization is a potential 
victim, with critical infrastructure and high-value entities at the top of the 

"Cyberwarfare is the future of terrorism on steroids, providing a 
cost-effective and asymmetric method of attack, which requires constant 
vigilance and expenditure to defend against," said Nadir Izrael, CTO and 
Co-founder at Armis. "Clandestine cyberwarfare is rapidly becoming a thing of 
the past. We now see brazen cyberattacks by nation-states, often with the 
intent to gather intelligence, disrupt operations, or outright destroy data. 
Based on these trends, all organizations should consider themselves possible 
targets for cyberwarfare attacks and secure their assets accordingly."

"Japan has been increasing their efforts to bolster cybersecurity in the public 
and private sectors for the past years in response to attacks and political 
tensions, but the reality is that threats are still latent," says Tetsuya 
Akiya, Country Manager Japan, Armis. "In an effort to become more resilient, 
the Japanese government has been looking for cooperation with western countries 
and establishing safety standards accompanied by legislation. But, 
professionals are still in doubt of governmental efforts being received enough 
by organizations like critical infrastructure."

Key Japan findings from the Armis State of Cyberwarfare and Trends Report: 
2022-2023 include:

    -- Over 7 in 10 (71%) of IT professionals surveyed think international 
       political conflicts and national breaches, such as the situations in 
       Ukraine and Taiwan, will have an impact on their company's 

    -- Sixty percent of Japanese respondents said their organization has 
       programs and practices currently in place specifically designed to 
       respond to cyberwarfare threats, significantly less than the global 
       average (84%).

    -- Japanese companies are the least likely in the world to pay ransoms, 
       with only 7% of respondents saying it was their firm's policy to 
       always pay compared to 24% globally.

    -- Japanese respondents exhibited significantly less confidence (33%) in 
       their government's ability to defend against cyberwarfare when 
       compared to the others we surveyed globally, where the average 
       confidence level was 71%.

For further information on the Armis State of Cyberwarfare and Trends Report: 
2022-2023 visit: 


Armis surveyed 6,021 IT and security professionals in firms with more than one 
hundred employees across the UK, USA, Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Germany, 
Austria, Switzerland, Australia, Singapore, Japan, the Netherlands, and 
Denmark. Those findings were gathered between September 22, 2022 and October 5, 
2022 and depict the state of cyberwarfare globally across various regions and 
industries including financial services, healthcare, critical infrastructure, 
retail, supply chain and logistics, and more. From the APJ region, Armis 
surveyed 511 individuals in Australia, 501 in Japan, and 501 in Singapore.

About Armis

Armis, the leading asset visibility and security company, provides the 
industry's first unified asset intelligence platform designed to address the 
new extended attack surface that connected assets create. Fortune 100 companies 
trust our real-time and continuous protection to see with full context all 
managed, unmanaged assets across IT, cloud, IoT devices, medical devices 
(IoMT), operational technology (OT), industrial control systems (ICS), and 5G. 
Armis provides passive cyber asset management, risk management, and automated 
enforcement. Armis is a privately held company and headquartered in California.