Kaspersky: Online attacks against businesses in SEA up by 45% 

The latest data from Kaspersky show a 45% jump in web threats blocked by the global cybersecurity company’s business solutions last year. 

During the peak of the pandemic in 2020, Kaspersky prevented 10,200,817 web attacks from infecting businesses in SEA. The number dipped slightly in 2021 at 9,180,344 and spiked yet again in 2022 at 13,338,164.

Singapore logged the highest year-over-year (YOY) jump in terms of web threats targeting businesses last year. The Southeast Asian country logged more than a three-fold spike (329%) after Kaspersky’s business solutions blocked a total of 889,093 web attacks, a whopping increase from 2021’s total of just 207,175 incidents.

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The uptick was also observed across the four Southeast Asian countries: Malaysia (197%), Thailand (63%), Indonesia (46%), and the Philippines (29%). Only Vietnam witnessed a slight dip (-12%) after recording only 2,485,168 web threat incidents last year as compared to 2021’s 2,822,591.

“The greater Southeast Asia region needs more help in building their capabilities to protect their companies against cyberattacks,” said Yeo Siang Tiong, general manager for Southeast Asia at Kaspersky. 

Most threats are successful due to two main weaknesses:

  • Human error
  • Technical error

Full protection from web threats means you will need to find ways to cover these weak points. As these web threats were targeted against enterprises, this means these are just the starting points of more complex cyberattacks.

Kaspersky experts suggest enterprises build consistent ongoing incident investigation and response processes, nurturing and supporting the IT security talent-base, and making the most of the time and resources. 

To help businesses, the global cybersecurity company has launched its Kaspersky Extended Detection and Response (XDR) platform. This platform will equip in-house experts with all the advanced technologies, actionable threat intelligence, and technical skills they need to address complex and targeted cyberattacks.

It will also enrich your knowledge pool with threat intelligence and upskill your experts to deal with complex incidents and it can call upon external experts for assessment, immediate support and backup in case of an attack.

Businesses can find out more about this new platform at  

Kaspersky in Southeast Asia also has launched a Buy 1 Free 1 promo. Businesses can now enjoy two years of enterprise-grade endpoint protection for the price of 1 with Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business or Cloud or Kaspersky Endpoint Detection and Response Optimum, with 24×7 phone support. Interested customers can reach out to  

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