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2021 Cybersecurity Stats Highlight Need for Information

2021 Cybersecurity Stats: Forbes has recently published an article entitled ‘More Alarming Cybersecutiy Stats of 2021’, an addition to its former released article ‘Alarming Cybersecuty Stats for 2021’. The author, Charles Brooks, enumerated the following alarming, if not shocking, facts.

Alarming Cybersecurity Stats for 2021

Brooks indicated that 78% lack confidence in their company’s cybersecurity posture, on average only 5% of company folders are properly protected. Moreover, nearly 80% of senior IT and IT security leaders believe their organizations lack sufficient protection against cyberattacks despite increased IT security investments made in 2020 to deal with distributed IT and work from home challenges – this according to a new IDG Research Services survey commissioned by Insight Enterprises.

In addition, identity theft spiked amid the pandemic. The US Federal Trade Commission received 1.4 million reports of identity theft last year, doubling the number from 2019.

Cybercrime is also said to cost the world USD 10.5 trillion annually by 2025 and the cybersecurity market is forecasted to be worth USD 403 billion by 2027 and will experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.5%.

And it’s not only affecting big companies.

Malware is said to have increased by 358% in 2020. Moreover, the world is faced with over 100,000 malicious websites and 10,000 malicious files on a daily basis. Phishing, meanwhile, accounts for more than 80% of reported security incidents – and Google has registered 2,145,013 phishing sites as of January 2021.

More of these terrifying statistics on this article, Alarming Cybersecurity Stats.

It’s Time to DEC1DE

IT professionals who are equipped with cybersecurity know-how are more likely to rise above a crisis, make informed decisions, and win the war against cyber threats. Understanding new threats come with the acceptance that all systems and processes need to transform.

Decode is the premier cybersecurity conference in the Philippines hosted by Trend Micro. It “aims to decode the local technology professionals the up-to-date information about the threat landscape, industry trends, and new technologies in order to empower them to secure the digital infrastructures of their organizations, as well as to inspire them to embark on a continuous learning journey.”

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Keynote Speakers include Jay Yaneza, Director of Managed XDR Trend Micro; Lauren Seawright, FBI Intelligence Assistant Legal Attache, US Embassy Manila; Shane Cross, Head of Cybercrime Intelligence Unit Cybercrime Directorate of IGCI, Interpol; Mel Migriño, VP and Group Chief Information Security Officer, Meralco; David Sancho, Senior Threat Research Researcher (FTR), Trend Micro; Christina Lekati, Social Engineer and Lead Investigator, Vulnerability Assessments, Cyber Risk GmBH; and Alexandru Caciuloiu, Cybercrime and Cryptocurrency Advisor, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

DECIDE to act with certainty. Timing matters when it comes to making security decisions amidst a threat. What’s in your toolbox and your ability to deploy solutions quickly and seamlessly will make all the difference. DECODE will equip you with the cybersecurity expertise to recognize and isolate real security threats. This expertise sets you apart from those without it — and the contrast is like night and day, black and white, 1’s and 0’s.

Be equipped with cybersecurity know-how to rise above a crisis, make informed decisions, and win the war against cyber threats. DECODE 2021 will be on November 10-11. DECODE is the premier cybersecurity conference in the Philippines hosted by Trend Micro, a global leader in cybersecurity. To know more about this event and to secure your slot for free, visit

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