Tag Archives: cyber threats

As the NCSC Celebrates its First Year, Why We Need to Focus on Layered Security

by Bharat Mistry

There’s not been much to celebrate in cybersecurity recently. The shadow of the Equifax breach still hangs over the industry as a cautionary tale of what can happen if security processes and execution aren’t 100% watertight. In fact, Europol last week reported stats claiming over two billion records on European citizens have been leaked over the past 12 months. While there’s clearly lots to do, it was heartening to see the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) this week reporting a successful first year in operation.

The GCHQ offshoot claimed to have dealt with 590 “significant” cyber threats reported over the 12-month period. While we’re 100% behind its work, it’s obvious the scale of the problem and the determination of online attackers continues to rise. That means organisations must also take matters into their own hands with best practice, layered cybersecurity. Continue reading

Teaming Up to Fight Global Cybercrime with Interpol

by Raimund Genes

In the fight against global cybercrime it can be pretty depressing sometimes reading the daily headlines. Whether it’s the discovery of yet another major targeted attack campaign, banking trojan, ransomware family or data breach, most news is bad news. So we’re delighted to be able to strike a blow for the white hats with news that Trend Micro’s collaborative efforts with Interpol and Nigerian officers have reaped a significant reward.

Our work has led to the arrest of a suspected online fraud mastermind behind countless whaling, 419 and romance scams. Continue reading

What the BlackEnergy Attacks Can Teach UK Critical Infrastructure Firms

by Ross Dyer

Looking back at the past 12 months you could be forgiven for thinking that cyber security is about little more than stopping data breaches and ransomware. These two trends have certainly dominated the headlines of late. But there’s another strain of cyber threat, which is potentially far more serious than losing some data – however damaging that might be to a company or individual. I’m talking about attacks on critical national infrastructure (CNI) designed to cause physical damage and disruption. Continue reading