The UAE recorded a 14% drop in total malware attacks in 2022, against a 2% year-on-year rise in cyberattacks globally, the latest figures from cybersecurity leader, SonicWall, reveal in its Cyber Threat Report. Still, the number of attacks in 2022 in the UAE (71 million) was more than the combined total in 2019 and 2020 (37.3 million and 19 million, respectively).
“Organisations today face an evolving threat landscape where threat actors are finding new and creative ways to stay ahead of the enterprise,” said Mohamed Abdallah, Regional Director META, SonicWall. “Cyber-risks and their impacts on organisations globally continue to dominate headlines and boardrooms. The 2023 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report helps elevate us as a credible source and strengthens our ability to provide sound security measures to our customers.”
SonicWall’s patented Real-Time Deep Memory Inspection (RTDMI) technology identified a total of 465,501 never-before-seen malware variants in 2022 – a 5% year-over-year increase and an average of 1,279 per day. Dating to 2019, this is the fourth straight year RTDMI increased its total of malware discoveries.Click below to share this article