We all know the job of the under-pressure IT boss is getting harder by the day. And as recent revelations from WikiLeaks have shown us, it’s not being made any easier by those institutions nominally designed to keep us safe. With the likes of the CIA allegedly actively developing exploits, the threat landscape is certainly broader and more complex than it has ever been, and that makes mitigating information security risk all the more challenging. That’s why Trend Micro runs events like yesterday’s TECHDAY. They offer a great opportunity for IT practitioners to learn from some of the leading figures in the industry, as well as network with their peers.
Interestingly, some of the key take-aways for Trend Micro after the event were the number of attendees who ranked user education as their top challenge for the year ahead. Continue reading →
Late last week the FBI was forced to make yet another public service announcement on the growing ransomware epidemic. In it, the Bureau pleaded with businesses to report infections, so that the authorities can get a better idea of the scale of the problem they’re facing. It also warned that cybercriminals are increasingly targeting business servers in the hope of infecting more machines and extracting a greater ransom from their victims.
This tells us two things: that the authorities still haven’t got a handle on the problem facing citizens and businesses, and that organisations are failing to put in place layered security to lock down risk across multiple threat vectors. We address both in a new report out this week. Continue reading →
At Trend Micro, it’s our core mission to make the world a safer place in which to exchange digital information. In fact, we’ve been protecting consumers, governments, enterprises and SMBs from cyber threats for well over 26 years now. But as a company founded with a keen sense of social responsibility, that’s not all we do. From the top down, we encourage all our employees to engage with their wider communities and wherever possible we reach out to local businesses, charities, educational institutions and the like to see where we can help out.
One project we’re delighted to be repeating for the second year in a row is our partnership with City of Westminster College. Next week, students will be presenting a photography exhibition themed around data protection, so if you’re in the area we’d love you to come down and take a look at the fruits of their labour. Continue reading →
If you’re a keen follower of all things cyber security then you could be forgiven for thinking we should all probably just pack up and go home because cybercriminals seem to be winning. Thankfully things aren’t as bad as some of the more sensationalist headlines make out. In fact, some initiatives – like our partnership with the National Crime Agency – are starting to see real results.
As a direct result of our joint work with the agency following the Memorandum of Understanding we signed in July, two people have been arrested on suspicion of cybercrime activities. We hope this is just the start and encourage other industry stakeholders to reach out to law enforcement so we can begin to turn the tide. Continue reading →