Category Archives: Cyberthreat

AA Fiasco Highlights Importance of an Effective Incident Response Plan

by Simon Edwards

Security experts have for years been urging organisations to adopt a data breach posture of “not if but when”, and to develop and test incident response plans accordingly. With sweeping new EU regulations coming into force early next year, those plans have never been more important. For those CISOs looking for a real-world example of what can happen when things go awry, look no further than the cautionary tale of automobile giant the AA. Continue reading

Rik Ferguson Clinches Personality of the Year at the Annual Cyber Security Awards 2017

by Ross Baker

We are delighted to announce that our Vice President of Security Research, Rik Ferguson, has scooped Personality of the Year at the Cyber Security Awards. The Cyber Security Awards were established in 2014 to reward the best cyber security individuals, teams and companies across the world – with a focus throughout on excellence and innovation. Continue reading

Breaking: What You Need to Know About ‘Petya’ Ransomware Outbreak

by Bharat Mistry

On Tuesday 27 June reports began flooding in of another WannaCry-style ransomware epidemic causing havoc to organisations around the world. Within hours it had apparently infected big-name firms, utility companies, government departments and many others.

Trend Micro’s global team of threat researchers has been following this rapidly developing ransomware attack campaign closely, so here’s what UK IT leaders need to know. Continue reading

WannaCry Highlights Major Security Shortcomings Ahead of GDPR D-Day

by Bharat Mistry

For all the panic it caused, WannaCry looks finally to have been contained by organisations round the globe. But this isn’t the time to forget about it and move on. There are valuable lessons to be learned about this attack, why it was so successful and what can be done to prevent it happening again. The unpalatable truth is that many of those organisations caught out by WannaCry earlier this month could face punitive fines if the same kind of thing happens again in a year’s time.

That’s right: the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming, adding a whole new level of urgency to firms realising they need a major cybersecurity overhaul after WannaCry. Continue reading