Trend Micro blocks 5.4 million cyber threats in Bahrain during first half of 2021 | THE DAILY TRIBUNE | KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN

Trend Micro blocks 5.4 million cyber threats in Bahrain during first half of 2021

TDT | Manama

The Daily Tribune –

Trend Micro, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, has detected and blocked 5,435,089 email threats in the Kingdom of Bahrain, according to its mid-year security round-up report for the first half of 2021.

It also reveals that it prevented 670,547 malicious URL victim attacks and 1,122 URL hosts.

In addition, 219,796 malware attacks were identified and stopped, while 115 online-related banking malware threats were blocked.

The report also shows that home networks in Bahrain were a major attraction for cybercriminals looking to pivot to corporate systems, devices and networks.

Trend Micro’s Smart Home Network (SHN) solutions blocked nearly 9,814 SHN inbound and outbound attacks combined, preventing 474,328 such SHN events for hackers to target or control home devices from executing malware, obtaining sensitive information, intercepting communications, or launching external attacks.

“Today, most enterprises are adopting a Hybrid work model, hence there is a need for a robust cyber security infrastructure to secure it from the modern-day threats,” said Assad Arabi, Managing Director, Trend Micro Gulf Cluster.

“Companies need to evaluate their security stance against the evolving threat landscape and protect their IT environments from the malicious actors that are incessantly seeking vulnerabilities.

Our mid-year-round up report sheds light on the threat landscape for enterprises in Bahrain and highlights the need for companies to adopt a strong IT security posture and strategise their way forward in the new digital economy.”

Trend Micro has been collaborating with the public and private sectors to raise awareness and resolve gaps to enable secure digital transformation journeys for organisations in Bahrain.

The company is at the forefront in introducing new security solutions for businesses, leaving no stone unturned in providing enhanced visibility, threat intelligence, and extended detection and response at every stage of their IT systems.

To continue its pursuit against the evolving threat landscape, Trend Micro will be hosting CLOUDSEC 2021 from November 16th to 18th, 2021, to further empower organisations in the MENA region to reimagine their cloud security.

During the event industry leaders, experts, and specialists will discuss recent cyber security trends, followed by engaging panels discussions & seminars, and new-age initiatives securing every stage of the digital transformation, from the edge to the cloud.

 Global threat

The report states that globally Trend Micro solutions blocked 40.9 billion email threats, malicious files, and malicious URLs for customers in H1 2021, with a 47% year-on-year increase.

Ransomware remained the standout threat in the first half of the year as cybercriminals targetted big-name victims.