With the first half of the year almost unbelievably already over, Team Trend Micro UK upped sticks to Winchester last week to kick off 2H 2018. Why Winchester? Because this is where you can find the British Army Training Regiment. It was a privilege to hear from some truly inspiring individuals during our stay there, and experience some obstacles of our own to overcome as a team. It’s set us up for what we hope will be another knock-out six months. Continue reading →
Several EU members states have just resolved to develop a new cyber-response force to help mitigate the threat posed by online attacks in the future. It’s another very promising step towards a more joined approach to cybersecurity at a trans-national level. But let’s not also forget the importance of public-private partnerships here, to ensure that those governments avail themselves of the best resources and intelligence available from leading private sector cybersecurity companies. Continue reading →
A new poll has revealed that many MPs regard cyber-attacks on the UK’s critical national infrastructure (CNI) as the biggest online threat facing the nation. The good news is that we have an EU law to tackle exactly this challenge: the NIS Directive. But effective compliance will only be possible if organisations working in these sectors get better at bridging the traditional divide between IT and OT. Continue reading →
This week the FBI announced a major international law enforcement operation spanning six months which resulted in scores of arrests and serious disruption to several Business Email Compromise (BEC) campaigns. At Trend Micro we welcome any efforts designed to make it harder for the black hats to make money from their illicit schemes. But we can’t rely on law enforcement alone.
Organisations must also get proactive by improving staff training and education and ensuring they have the kind of email protection capabilities which can spot and block BEC scams. Continue reading →