HONG KONG SAR - Media
OutReach - 8 December 2021 - Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704),
a global cybersecurity leader, today
predicted global organizations will emerge more alert and better prepared in
2022 thanks to a comprehensive, proactive, cloud-first approach to mitigating
foresight, and automation are critical for organizations to manage risk and
secure their workforce. Trend Micro blocked 40.9 billion email threats,
malicious files and malicious URLs for customers in the first half of 2021
alone – a 47% year-over-year increase.
"We have more
cybersecurity researchers embedded across the globe than any competitor, and
those insights and discoveries are used widely within the industry and power
our own product offerings," said Tony Lee, Head of Consulting, Hong Kong and Macau,
at Trend Micro. "These teams power much of the threat intelligence for which we
researchers predict that threat actors in 2022 will focus ransomware attacks on
cloud and datacenter workloads and exposed services to take advantage of the
large number of employees continuing to work from home. Vulnerabilities will be
weaponized in record time and chained with privilege escalation bugs to drive
successful campaigns, according to the report.
"It's been a
tough couple of years for cybersecurity teams, disrupted by work-from-home
mandates and challenged as corporate attack surfaces have exploded in size,"
said Lee. "However, as hybrid work emerges and more certainty returns
day-to-day, security leaders will be able to plot a robust strategy to plug
gaps and make the bad guys work much harder."
global supply chains, cloud environments, and DevOps functions will be in the
crosshairs. More sophisticated commodity malware strains will be aimed at SMBs.
Trend Micro predicts that many organizations will be ready for the challenge as
they build out and implement a strategy to proactively mitigate these emerging
- Stringent server hardening and application control policies to
- Risk-based patching and a high-alert focus on spotting security
- Enhanced baseline protection among cloud-centric SMBs
- Network monitoring for greater visibility into IoT environments
- Zero Trust principles to secure international supply chains
- Cloud security focused on DevOps risk and industry best practices
- Extended detection and response (XDR) to identify attacks across
To read a full copy of Trend Micro's 2022
predictions report, please visit: https://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/hk/security/research-and-analysis/predictions/2022