Daily malware detections on the rise in the UAE

Acronis 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.

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