Cybersecurity leader Trend Micro blocked 62.6bn cyber threats in 2020

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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Global cybersecurity solutions leader Trend Micro reportedly blocked 62.6 billion cyber threats in 2020 with 91 percent of them being through emails. 

In its 2020 Annual Cybersecurity report: A Constant State of Flux, the cybersecurity firm highlighted that an average of 119,000 cyber threats was detected per minute in 2020 as home workers and infrastructure came under new pressure from attacks amid the COVID-19 induced work-from-home scenarios.

Results in Bahrain 

With respect to the Kingdom of Bahrain, Trend Micro reportedly detected and blocked 6.2 million+ email threats, prevented 600,000+ malicious URL victim attacks, and 1,171 URL hosts.

The firm also identified and stopped over 200,000 malware attacks with about 140 online-related banking malware threats being blocked as well.

Vulnerabilities in Bahrain 

Trend Micro’s Annual Cybersecurity Report for 2020 revealed that home networks in Bahrain drew the majority of cybercriminals as they looked to exploit corporate systems, devices, and networks.

The Smart Home Network (SHN) from Trend Micro blocked 31,000+ inbound and outbound attacks combined, preventing nearly 1.6 million such SHN events for hackers to target or control home devices from executing malware, obtaining sensitive information, intercepting communications, or launching external attacks in the country.

Assad Arabi
Assad Arabi
Managing Director
Trend Micro Gulf Cluster

“Remote working is here to stay, and so is the need to be digitally armed to be able to effectively combat the evolving threats.”

“It is imperative for companies to evaluate their stance against the malicious actors and their new-age ways to penetrate company environments. Our annual report sheds light on the threat landscape for enterprises in Bahrain to fortify their IT security posture and plan their way forward in the new digital economy.”

As part of its efforts to ensure secured digital transformation journeys of organizations in Bahrain, Trend Micro has been collaborating with public and private sectors to create awareness and bridge the gaps.

Earlier this year, the company launched its Trend Micro Vision OneTMplatform to empower security teams in adopting a new approach that goes beyond, to provide enhanced visibility, threat intelligence, with extended detection and response at every layer of their IT environments.

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