Category Archives: Mobile Security

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

On World IoT Day, Time to Address Enterprise Smart Technology Risks

by Bharat Mistry

There’s a global awareness raising initiative for just about every aspect of IT and cyber security today. World Backup Day, Safer Internet Day, Data Protection Day – they all share a common purpose; to engage, educate and motivate individuals and organisations around the world. This Saturday 9 April will see one such event – the fifth annual World Internet of Things (IoT) Day.

The IoT is already having a huge impact on our lives – both at home and, more importantly, at work. But in this race for the new we run a very real risk of adopting technology which has been designed with little regard for security or privacy. So let’s use the occasion of World IoT Day to think more carefully about how to secure smart technology in the enterprise. Continue reading

As CES 2016 Begins, More Reasons for a ‘Bring Your Own Wearables’ Policy

by Bharat Mistry

It might only be the first week in January but already the world’s biggest technology firms are lining up to show you what they’ve been up to over the past 12 months. Wednesday will see the official opening of CES 2016 – the world’s largest consumer electronics trade show. As always, Las Vegas will provide the backdrop as we get a tantalising glimpse into the future – and like last year, much of the focus is likely to centre on the Internet of Things.

But while CES shows us what’s coming down the road, CIOs would do well to remember that smart devices are already finding their way into the enterprise in ever greater numbers. And as they start to sync and share more data than ever before, IT leaders will need to start adapting BYOD plans accordingly.     Continue reading

Security Flaws Common on Most Popular Smartwatches

by Bharat Mistry

According to a new piece of research we conducted with First Base Technologies, the security features on some of the market’s most popular smartwatches have been found to be poor.

Our study, which revealed security flaws in all six of big brand smartwatches on the market, stress-tested devices on physical protection, data connections and information stored to provide definitive results on which ones pose the biggest risk to consumers. Continue reading