We all know that ransomware is one of the biggest threats facing UK organisations today. You only have to take a look at the headlines to see the havoc it’s wreaking all over the country, and the world. But although the broad message seems to be getting through, Trend Micro research has revealed a troubling lack of awareness when it comes to the details.
As we head towards VMworld Europe in a fortnight it’s worth remembering that only a layered approach to protection offers the best chance of success. That’s because corporate servers are increasingly being singled out by the black hats as vulnerable targets. Continue reading →
Guest blog by Andrew Tang, Service Security Director at MTI Technology With a fantastic turnout at CLOUDSEC 2016, attendees comprised of security and IT practitioners from numerous industries. Despite these varying sectors, one thing became abundantly clear: the same issues are keeping IT security professionals awake at night – securing cloud environments, securing privileged access accounts and user education. Continue reading →
It might still be the summer holidays for many people but the cybersecurity news cycle is in overdrive. In the past week alone several international incidents have had the headline writers rubbing their hands. But while allegations of Kremlin interference in US elections and Chinese hackers targeting Australian defence organisations sell newspapers, the dangers in cyberspace are far broader than state-sponsored espionage.
And at the CLOUDSEC UK conference in London next week, global CISOs, academics, Trend Micro specialists, industry experts and more will gather to share their wisdom. It’s set to be a must-see event, offering IT decision makers and business leaders unparalleled insight into how to best protect their organisation, from those in the know. Continue reading →
This week, Europol launched No More Ransom – a new initiative designed to slow down the huge rise in ransomware we’ve seen over the past year. In the US, meanwhile, Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned her position as more damaging private emails from DNC members surfaced online. Hillary Clinton’s camp has even gone as far as to accuse Russian spies of the hack.
These are just two major stories from the past few days which remind us that when it comes to cyber security, we’re facing an unprecedented set of challenges. That’s why the theme of this year’s CLOUDSEC London show in September is “Take Control”. We’ve already got a fantastic line-up of some of the industry’s biggest names to help you do just that – so book your place today. Continue reading →