Trend Micro Blocks 161 Billion Cyber Threats in 2023, Announces World Tour

Trend Micro's 2023 Annual Cybersecurity Report reveals a 10% annual increase in blocked threats worldwide, with Egypt alone accounting for over 73 million blocked and detected threats. The company will host the Risk to Resilience World Tour in Egypt on May 15th to advance cybersecurity excellence in the region.

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Trend Micro Blocks 161 Billion Cyber Threats in 2023, Announces World Tour

Trend Micro Blocks 161 Billion Cyber Threats in 2023, Announces World Tour

Trend Micro Incorporated, a global cybersecurity leader, has unveiled its 2023 Annual Cybersecurity Report, titled "Calibrating Expansion," which highlights an alarming 10% annual increase in blocked threats worldwide. The report reveals that Trend Micro thwarted a staggering 161 billion threats globally, with Egypt alone accounting for over 73 million blocked and detected threats.

Why this matters: The rising number of cyber threats poses a significant risk to individuals, businesses, and governments, compromising sensitive information and disrupting critical infrastructure. As the digital landscape continues to evolve, it is essential to prioritize robust cybersecurity measures to prevent catastrophic consequences.

The report's key findings underscore the evolving threat landscape, with a 349% year-over-year surge in email malware detection worldwide and a 27% year-over-year decrease in detections of malicious and phishing URLs. Notably, cloud app access posed the greatest risk, with Trend's Attack Surface Risk Management (ASRM) recording nearly 83 billion access attempts.

In Egypt, Trend Micro's proactive approach proved instrumental in safeguarding the nation's digital infrastructure. The cybersecurity firm blocked and detected over 73 million threats, including the prevention of over 18 million email threats, more than 2 million malicious URL victim attacks, and the identification and stoppage of over 8 million malware attacks.

Assad Arabi, Managing Director of Africa & Venture Markets at Trend Micro, emphasized the company's commitment to fortifying Egypt's digital revolution, stating, "Cybersecurity is the cornerstone of Egypt's digital revolution, and Trend Micro's 2023 annual cybersecurity report underscores our unwavering commitment to fortify this foundation... Our proactive approach has not only thwarted millions of threats but have also fostered a resilient cybersecurity mindset across industries." Assad Arabi

Building upon its commitment to advancing cybersecurity excellence in the region, Trend Micro has announced the Risk to Resilience (R2R) World Tour, set to take place in Egypt on May 15th. The event aligns with Egypt's Vision 2030, which prioritizes digital transformation and cybersecurity as key pillars of the nation's growth strategy.

As cyber threats continue to evolve and escalate globally, Trend Micro's 2023 Annual Cybersecurity Report serves as a stark reminder of the critical importance of robust cybersecurity measures. With Egypt positioned as a key player in the digital revolution, the upcoming Risk to Resilience World Tour underscores Trend Micro's dedication to collaborating with stakeholders to build a secure and resilient digital future for the nation.

Key Takeaways

  • Trend Micro's 2023 report reveals a 10% annual increase in blocked threats worldwide.
  • Over 73 million threats were blocked and detected in Egypt alone.
  • Email malware detection surged 349% year-over-year globally.
  • Cloud app access posed the greatest risk, with 83 billion access attempts.
  • Trend Micro's Risk to Resilience World Tour is set to take place in Egypt on May 15th.