Rising Cyber Threats in Southeast Asia: Kaspersky Report Sounds Alarm for Businesses

A recent report by Kaspersky reveals a surge in cyber threats targeting businesses across Southeast Asia, with Singapore experiencing a significant 67% increase in incidents. The findings emphasize the critical need for organizations in the region to enhance their cybersecurity defenses amidst steady digital economic growth and emerging global prominence.

2 April 2024 – In a recent report by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky, findings show a concerning rise in local threats targeting businesses across Southeast Asia. Despite a slight decline in other countries, Singapore witnessed a staggering 67% increase in such incidents from 2022 to 2023, highlighting the pressing need for enhanced cybersecurity measures in the region.

The report underscores the imperative for organizations to fortify their cyber defenses against sophisticated attacks, as Southeast Asia emerges as a prominent global manufacturing hub and experiences steady digital economic growth. Kaspersky recommends comprehensive cybersecurity solutions, such as Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business, which offers robust protection against local attacks and includes features like firewalls, anti-rootkit functionality, and control over removable devices. Additionally, the Kaspersky Unified Monitoring and Analysis Platform (KUMA) provides a unified console for monitoring and analyzing information security incidents, serving as both a log management system and a full-fledged Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) system. Businesses are encouraged to stay informed about the latest cybersecurity threats by accessing Kaspersky’s threat reports available on Securelist.com.

Author: Terry KS

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