Category Archives: IoT

Trend Micro @ MWC: Securing Our Mobile, Connected World

by Bharat Mistry

Time flies fast in tech. When Trend Micro was founded nearly 30 years ago, mobile phones were pretty clunky, prohibitively expensive and not in the least bit “smart”. Fast forward to today and the device in your pocket has more compute power than the NASA machines that put man on the moon. Over the years, the annual Mobile World Congress (MWC) show in Barcelona has offered us a fascinating glimpse into the remarkable growth of this industry.

Mobile is now at the very heart of our digital world. It means much more today than smartphones — extending out into the Internet of Things (IoT) to permeate virtually every aspect of our lives. But with this newly connected, digital world come new risks. That’s why Trend Micro CEO Eva Chen was on hand at MWC this year, to explain to the press how her vision for connected intelligence can help build a safer connected world. Continue reading

Securing Our Connected Car Future with Panasonic

by Bharat Mistry

There are few more exciting frontiers of the Internet of Things (IoT) than connected cars. Gartner predicts that there will be 61 million new vehicles with built-in connectivity manufactured by 2020. But as we drive ever closer to a future where autonomous vehicles are a commonplace sight, we must be alert to the implications of cyber-threats in this domain. Already, real-world attacks and demonstrations by researchers have shown the potential for serious disruption.

That’s why Trend Micro has announced a major new partnership with Panasonic which will tap the expertise of both companies to create a leading cybersecurity solution for connected cars. Continue reading

Combatting the #Throwhack Threat: Why Legacy Issues Are Still Causing CISOs Problems

by Bharat Mistry

CISOs are regularly bombarded with breaking news on advanced nation state espionage campaigns and sophisticated cybercrime heists. From the ongoing machinations of the Kremlin-linked Pawn Storm group to the recently uncovered cyber-bank raid by the MoneyTaker gang, these threats tend to grab all the headlines. But IT security leaders will know that some of their biggest problems come from legacy threats: what we’re calling “Throwhacks”.

Unlike the popular social media trend “Throwback Thursday”, there’s nothing entertaining about this list of legacy security challenges. Organisations need to get a handle on these threats before they start worrying about hackers armed with advanced AI tools. Continue reading

Security Round-up: Five Things We’ve Learned in 2017

by Bharat Mistry

The past 12 months have been packed with geopolitical incident, global malware threats and ubiquitous big-name data breaches. From the CIA Vault7 and NSA Shadow Brokers leaks at the start of the year, to the WannaCry and NotPetya ‘ransomware’ campaigns, and Uber’s shock revelations just last month, there’s been plenty for UK CISOs to ruminate on. But now the year is nearly at an end, it might be useful to recap some of the biggest themes of 2017 — with an eye on fortifying systems for the 12 months to come. Continue reading