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Cybersecurity threats jump 10% in 2023, says Trend Micro

MANAMA, June 12, 2024

Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cybersecurity, said it had blocked more than 161 billion threats in 2023, marking a significant 10% annual rise compared to the previous year’s global figures.

Announcing the findings of its 2023 Annual Cybersecurity Report, Trend Micro issued a warning that attackers are employing increasingly sophisticated techniques to target a smaller number of victims, potentially leading to higher financial gains.

The report titled “Calibrating Expansion,” serves as a compelling reminder that enterprises must maintain a proactive approach in managing risks across the entire attack surface in today’s dynamic cybersecurity landscape.

Additionally, the report revealed a 349% year-over-year surge in email malware detection worldwide. In contrast, detections of malicious and phishing URLs decreased by 27% year-over-year. Cloud app access posed the greatest risk, with Trend's Attack Surface Risk Management (ASRM) recording nearly 83 billion access attempts.

In Bahrain, Trend Micro detected and blocked over 8 million threats last year. This encompasses the prevention of over 1.9 million email threats and over 1.1 million malicious URL victim attacks. Additionally, Trend Micro identified and stopped more than 3.5 million malware attacks, showcasing its prowess in safeguarding digital assets in the country.

"As the frequency and sophistication of data breaches continue to rise, organizations must adopt a proactive and comprehensive approach to safeguarding digital infrastructure," said Rasheed Al Odah, Managing Director, Middle East, Trend Micro. "At Trend Micro, we are deeply committed to fortifying Bahrain's cybersecurity landscape through the utilization of cutting-edge technologies and expertise. Our annual report reflects our efforts and dedication to creating a resilient and secure environment that empowers businesses to flourish”. – TradeArabia News Service



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