Wednesday, March 23, 2022

UAE data from Acronis continues to show cyber protection is vital

 The cyber protection leader noticed a 122% increase in malware detection in the country for its users in the first half of March according to its experts

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -Tuesday 22 March 2022 [ AETOS Wire ]

Acronis, the global leader in cyber protection, has revealed that daily malware detections in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have been on the rise in the month of March - a worrying trend that exposes the critical need for cybersecurity in the region, especially for small business size companies.

Speaking ahead of this year's Gulf Information Security Expo & Conference (GISEC), Candid Wuest, Acronis VP, Cyber Protection, said that the UAE had come under sharp focus this month over increased cases of malware.

“Over the last two weeks we have seen a rapid increase in new cyber threats, which could be a concern. Our latest data indicates that between March 3, 2022 and March 11, 2022, malware detections alone have increased by 122 percent. This goes to show that cybercriminals are working overtime to develop tools and tricks that enable them to counter-fight the solutions being put in place. However, at Acronis, we try to always be a step ahead thanks to our machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI). This information has helped us enhance our cyber protection solutions to proactively protect internet users from continuous emerging cyber threats,” said Candid.

Globally, during Q4 of 2021 over 12,640 ransomware attacks were successfully blocked on average per month by Acronis - a 0.2 percent jump from Q3 2021. In the same period, Acronis’ cyber protection solutions also blocked 1,156,773 malware attacks on average per month representing a 74 percent jump from Q3. Acronis also successfully blocked over three million malicious URLs on average per month further demonstrating the effectiveness of strategic approach and technology.

The whole local team will be present at GISEC from March 21 - 23 on booth A50 ready for questions and live demonstrations.

About Acronis

Acronis unifies data protection and cybersecurity to deliver integrated, automated cyber protection that solves the safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security (SAPAS) challenges of the modern digital world. With flexible deployment models that fit the demands of service providers and IT professionals, Acronis provides superior cyber protection for data, applications, and systems with innovative next-generation antivirus, backup, disaster recovery, and endpoint protection management solutions powered by AI. With advanced anti-malware powered by cutting-edge machine intelligence and blockchain-based data authentication technologies, Acronis protects any environment – from cloud to hybrid to on-premises – at a low and predictable cost.

Founded in Singapore in 2003 and incorporated in Switzerland in 2008, Acronis now has more than 2,000 employees and offices in 34 locations worldwide. Its solutions are trusted by more than 5.5 million home users and 500,000 companies, and top-tier professional sports teams. Acronis products are available through over 50,000 partners and service providers in over 150 countries and 26 languages.


Melwyn Abraham

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