Trend Micro’s 2023 Cybersecurity Report: Fortifying Tunisia’s Digital Resilience with 35 Million Threats Blocked


La-Femme (Trend Micro’s 2023 Cybersecurity Report) – The company’s latest report reveals a notable 10% increase in blocking more than 161 billion threats globally.

June XX, 2024-Tunisia- 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 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 Tunisia, Trend Micro has demonstrated its strength in the cybersecurity field by effectively blocking and detecting over 35 million threats. This impressive figure encompasses the prevention of over 29 million email threats and over 491,719 malicious URL victim attacks. Additionally, Trend Micro identified and stopped more than 2.6 million malware attacks, showcasing its prowess in safeguarding digital assets and networks across the Middle East and Africa.

« Building a reputation can take decades, but a single cyber incident can collapse it in minutes”, said Assad Arabi, Managing Director, Africa & Venture Markets, Trend Micro. “This underscores the critical need for organizations to prioritize strong cybersecurity measures to safeguard their operations and combat modern threats effectively. Our 2023 cybersecurity annual report not only demonstrates our unwavering commitment to protecting Tunisia’s digital infrastructure but also provides valuable insights into emerging cyber threats and best practices. By staying proactive and vigilant, organizations can mitigate risks and maintain their reputation in an ever-evolving digital landscape”.

According to ESG, organizations that implement Trend Vision One experience significant financial benefits. On average, these organizations save $2.43 million due to reduced customer churn. They also achieve a 65% reduction in dwell time, leading to further efficiencies and an additional $1.3 million in cost savings from reduced risk exposure.  Furthermore, integrating Extended Detection and Response (XDR) into existing technologies boosts security measures considerably. This integration leads to a 97% increase in security posture, a 95% reduction in detection and investigation times, and a 92% improvement in Security Operations Center (SOC) team collaboration.

As a part of its continued efforts to raise cybersecurity awareness, Trend Micro will be organising the Risk to Resilience (R2R) World Tour in Tunisia on June 4th. This strategic event not only reaffirms the company’s commitment to aligning with Tunisia’s efforts but also signifies our dedication to advancing cybersecurity excellence in the country.

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Trend Micro, a global cybersecurity leader, helps make the world safe for exchanging digital information. Fuelled by decades of security expertise, global threat research, and continuous innovation, Trend Micro’s cybersecurity platform protects hundreds of thousands of organizations and millions of individuals across clouds, networks, devices, and endpoints. As a leader in cloud and enterprise cybersecurity, the platform delivers a powerful range of advanced threat defense techniques optimized for environments like AWS, Microsoft, and Google, and central visibility for better, faster detection and response. With 7,000 employees across 65 countries, Trend Micro enables organizations to simplify and secure their connected world.