Trend Micro blocked over 110 million threats in KSA: reveals its 2023 Annual Cybersecurity Report

The company’s latest report reveals a notable 10% increase in blocking more than 161 billion threats globally.

Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity, today announced the findings of its 2023 Annual Cybersecurity Report, which revealed that it has blocked more than 161 billion threats, marking a significant 10% annual rise comparing to the previous year’s global figures and issued a warning, highlighting that attackers are employing increasingly sophisticated techniques to target a smaller number of victims, potentially leading to higher financial gains.

Trend Micro’s Annual Cybersecurity Report for 2023 titled “Calibrating Expansion,” serves as a compelling reminder that enterprises in the kingdom 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 Saudi Arabia, the company played a pivotal role in cybersecurity, with its solutions blocking and detecting over 110 million threats. This includes the prevention of over 42 million email threats and more than 10 million malicious URL victim attacks. Additionally, Trend Micro identified and stopped more than 40 million malware attacks, showcasing its effectiveness in safeguarding digital assets and networks in the region.

“Reflecting on the insights from our latest annual cybersecurity report, it’s clear that the digital realm is undergoing unprecedented transformation,” said Rasheed Al Odah, Managing Director, Middle East, Trend Micro. “Our strategic approach encompasses more than just mitigating existing threats, we are dedicated to empowering organizations with cutting-edge solutions that go beyond traditional security measures and adopt to tomorrow’s challenges. Our vision is to enable a resilient digital future, in the Kingdom where organizations can navigate the complexities of the cyber landscape with confidence”. 

As Saudi Arabia continues its journey towards becoming a leading digital economy under Vision 2030, the importance of cybersecurity cannot be overstated. Trend Micro’s dedication to supporting the Kingdom’s cybersecurity efforts is evident through its collaborative partnerships and initiatives. The company is committed to fortifying digital resilience and fostering a secure environment for organizations to thrive. These efforts not only align with Saudi Arabia’s vision for technological advancement but also contribute significantly to the country’s overall digital transformation journey.

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