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South Korea Cybersecurity

South Korea National Intelligence Service (NIS) reported that South Korea was hit by a daily average of 1.2 million hacking attempts in 2022.

South Korea deemed cybersecurity as a matter of national security. Although the country boasts one of the world’s fastest IT infrastructures, it also has an infrastructure that is vulnerable to cyberattacks. The frequency and gravity of recent cyberattacks prompted the South Korean government to develop a National Cybersecurity Strategy that includes strengthening partnerships with foreign companies and expanding investment opportunities in conjunction with South Korea’s domestic cybersecurity industry.

Many U.S. companies providing cybersecurity services in South Korea are partnering with small and medium sized South Korean partners. These companies are interested in filling gaps in technology and product/service line-ups to meet a wide range of cybersecurity needs. There are also opportunities for firms that provide cybersecurity related consulting and training services.

Below are lists of some of the main threat vectors identified by the major players in the South Korean market.


  • Advanced Hacking Tools
  • Hacking for Social Disorder
  • Ransomware
  • Supply Chain Risk Management
  • Cyber Espionage on Advanced Technology & Security Information


  • Cyberattacks from International Hacker Groups
  • Advanced Ransomware
  • Cloud Security
  • Advanced Persistent Threat on Society
  • Supply Chain Cybersecurity


  • Multifaceted Extortion using Ransomware
  • Parasitic APT
  • Zero-day Vulnerability on Core Assets
  • Supply Chain Security for Mobile Devices
  • Security for Digital Assets

Samsung SDS

  • Cloud Security
  • Account Takeover
  • Advanced Ransomware
  • Supply Chain Risk Management
  • Hacking using AI

* Source: National Intelligence Service (NIS), Korea Internet and Security Agency (KISA), AhnLab, Samsung SDS, 2022

Please contact our office in Seoul, Korea for more information about our support to American businesses seeking to market their products or services in Korea.