All over the UK people woke up this morning to something many thought would not happen: Britain voting to leave the European Union. It will take years and possibly even decades before we fully appreciate the repercussions. But from a data protection and privacy perspective, little in reality will change. The UK can’t afford to let its digital economy be locked out of Europe, which is why the government is likely to enforce laws on a par with the forthcoming European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
The message is clear for UK IT security bosses: stay on the path towards GDPR compliance. Continue reading →
Another week, another data breach – or rather, another four. All the cyber security chatter over the past few days has been around revelations of historical mega breaches at some of the world’s best known web companies. And while it shouldn’t be surprising that big name firms are still getting breached – albeit tech companies that should really know better – it’s concerning that some apparently lacked the visibility to realise until years later the sheer scale of customer data theft from their organisations.
The incidents raise rather fortuitously some key points around layered threat prevention, vulnerability protection and breach reporting which Trend Micro will be discussing at length at Infosecurity Europe 2016 next week. Continue reading →
The stage is all set for another packed-out three days when Infosecurity Europe throws open the doors to London Olympia on 7 June. The organisers are expecting over 12,000 visitors and in excess of 300 exhibitors – Trend Micro included on Stand D25. But while the show floor offers a great chance for information security professionals and other industry stakeholders to engage with the vendor community and network with each other, let’s not forget the Conference Programme.
If anything, the speaker line-up will be even bigger and better than last year. So be sure to catch Trend Micro experts – Global CTO Raimund Genes, VP Research Rik Ferguson and Senior Anti-Malware Engineer, David Sancho – as they take part. Continue reading →
It’s estimated that charities contribute almost £12 billion to the UK economy – more than agriculture. Yet we rarely consider this sector and the particular cyber security challenges its organisations face every day. Cybercriminals will usually go after the easiest targets – the ones likely to generate the quickest RoI for them. And that means, in some cases, third sector organisations.
The problem is compounded by the fact that many charities simply don’t spend enough of their limited resources on cyber security. We think that should change. Continue reading →