Tag Archives: cybersecurity

Machine Learning: A New Tool in the Fight Against Skills Shortages?

by Ian Heritage

CISOs across the globe are worried about cybersecurity industry skills shortages. These concerns have been around for years, of course, as have recruitment challenges. But new research from Trend Micro reveals that organisations are looking to mitigate some of the worst effects of these shortages: through greater use of automated machine learning tools.

Let’s be clear, ML is not a silver bullet. But it could be effective as part of a more holistic approach to security focused around reducing unnecessary threat alerts. Continue reading

Driving Cyber Awareness in Education at UCISA Leadership Conference

by Martin Vlok

An estimated 2.5 million staff and students work in the UK’s universities, with many more in further education. That’s a lot of potential targets for ransomware, phishing and other cyber-threats. That’s why we’re proud to be sponsoring this year’s UCISA19 Leadership Conference later this month.

UCISA is helping to transform the education sector through digital change. We believe effective cybersecurity must be an intrinsic part of this. Continue reading

Surging mobile threats require a keener enterprise focus in 2019

by Ian Heritage

A new government report out this week has warned that, while FTSE 350 boards are coming to appreciate the importance of cybersecurity, few comprehensively understand business critical data and systems, and the impact that attacks could have. This is important because, partly as a result of these awareness gaps, less than half of the UK’s biggest businesses (46%) have a dedicated budget for cybersecurity.

This makes it more important than ever for IT leaders to direct spending to the parts of the business most in need. According to the findings of a new Trend Micro report also out this week, that should include mobile security. Continue reading

As Cybercrime Prosecutions Fall Again, CLOUDSEC Offers Food for Thought

by Bharat Mistry

Policing the Wild West of the internet has never been an easy job, but as cyber-criminals get more organised and better equipped thanks to the dark web economy, it has become even harder. That’s especially true in the UK where austerity measures have had a major impact on police budgets. So it might not come as a surprise that new figures show a decline in the number of cybercrime prosecutions in the country, the second year in a row.

At Trend Micro’s CLOUDSEC conference next month, experts from law enforcement and industry will come together to discuss what can be done. As we’ve shown in the past, public-private partnerships can produce some impressive results. Continue reading