We’ve hit a period of relative calm in the cybersecurity space over the past few weeks with no new reports of major breaches or threats. In fact, there have actually been a few positive news announcements of late, with UK organisations spending more on threat protection and seeing some decent results.
But as the annual Infosecurity Europe event next month draws nearer, perhaps we should remind ourselves that the industry is still filled with marketing claims which don’t necessarily tell the whole story. IT security buyers therefore need to focus their spending carefully if they want to maximise ROI. Continue reading →
With one month to go until the GDPR compliance deadline, there are many organisations still struggling to get the right security processes and controls in place. A new global poll of senior legal officers from KPMG found that over half of (54%) feel their businesses is not prepared for the new privacy laws. Yet it doesn’t have to be this way. The biggest challenge with regulations like GDPR has been interpretation not only for the organisation but also for the certifying body. In the case of GDPR these are written in legal terms as opposed to technological ones, making it challenging to know what exactly needs to be done in order to be compliant. Proven frameworks such as NIST 800-53 can support a solid information security programme to help appease regulators. Continue reading →
A new Wall Street Journal news story this week claims that Amazon Web Services is beginning to make headway in the banking sector. If it’s true it’ll be a major breakthrough for the public cloud provider in an industry which has long been too risk averse and highly regulated for its brand of multi-tenant cloud computing. What the piece doesn’t mention explicitly is that if the notoriously conservative financial services industry is signing up to the public cloud, it’s most likely to be as part of hybrid deployments.
Yet even with a mix of private and public cloud installed to limit risk, organisations must remember that cloud computing brings with it a whole new set of security and management challenges. Forward planning, as always, is everything. Continue reading →
Today’s threat landscape has never been more volatile or dangerous. Given what’s at stake, it can be difficult for IT buyers to know which provider to turn to keep critical corporate data secure, their users’ endpoints and servers up and running, and compliance officers happy.
That’s where Gartner’s Magic Quadrant reports can help out – providing cyber security executives with info they can use to see some vendors with offerings in any given field. At Trend Micro, we’re delighted to have been recognized once again as a Leader in Endpoint Protection Platforms – and to have been positioned the furthest for completeness of vision in the leaders’ quadrant. Continue reading →