Tag Archives: cybercrime

Ransomware on the rise: why we can’t afford to let our guard down

by Bharat Mistry

The cybercrime underground is continually evolving. That’s what makes it so compelling for news editors: there’s always something new to write about. However, the volatility of the threat landscape also makes it difficult to issue accurate long-term predictions about where things are headed. Just take ransomware: we saw a significant decline in detections and new families last year. But in the first half of 2019, several well publicised attacks on major organisations have raised the profile of the threat yet again.

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Radiohead Extortion Attempt Should Be a Warning to Firms

by Ian Heritage

Legendary UK band Radiohead is not technically a corporate entity. But it generates enough revenue to be considered one, with individual band members now worth tens of millions of pounds. Why should this matter? This week it was hit by an online extortion attack lifted straight from the corporate world — something Trend Micro has been warning organisations about for some time.

It should serve as another reminder that cyber-related risk may not just equate to stolen customer data or service interruptions. It could mean sensitive IP sold to the highest bidder, or used as a premise for extortion.

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Building relationships, sharing expertise: another successful Infosecurity Europe for Trend Micro

by Ian Heritage

If you want to understand the state of the current cybersecurity market and the key challenges facing CISOs here and abroad, Infosecurity Europe is a great place to start. That’s where Trend Micro has been for the past three days: another tremendous event for us and the 15,000+ industry professionals who came down to London Olympia.

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The Art of Cybersecurity: A New Message for Infosecurity Europe

by Ian Heritage

Modern cybersecurity bosses operate in a parallel bz universe to the majority of their friends and family. Theirs is a chaotic and volatile world where a determined enemy is continually evolving its tools and tactics to evade detection. Complexity and risk is everywhere, and the stakes couldn’t be higher: financial losses, customer attrition and even social and political instability. The question is: out of all this chaos and complexity, is it possible to create something ordered, and even beautiful?

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