Web Threats Against Southeast Asian Companies Surge by 45% in 2022

According to a recent report by global cybersecurity firm Kaspersky, web-based threats against companies in Southeast Asia (SEA) surged by 45% in 2022. The report shows that Singapore experienced the highest year-on-year (YOY) increase in web threats targeting businesses, with a three-fold spike (329%). Other SEA countries, including Malaysia (197%), Thailand (63%), Indonesia (46%), and the Philippines (29%), also recorded an uptick in web threats. Only Vietnam saw a slight dip in web threats (-12%) in 2022 compared to 2021.

To address these threats, Kaspersky recommends enterprises build consistent and ongoing incident investigation and response processes, nurture and support their IT security talent-base, and invest in technologies that offer comprehensive protection against complex and targeted cyberattacks. The company also suggests its Kaspersky Extended Detection and Response (XDR) platform, which provides advanced technologies, actionable threat intelligence, and technical skills to address complex incidents and call upon external experts for support in case of an attack.

As businesses in SEA prepare for a fully re-opened market in 2023, Kaspersky urges them to allocate budget and resources to strengthen their defenses against increasing cyberattacks.

26 April 2023

Author: Terry KS

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