Tag Archives: data protection

Strategies to Avoid Becoming the Next LinkedIn, Tumblr or MySpace at Infosecurity Europe 2016

by Bharat Mistry

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

Trend Micro @ Infosecurity Europe: Three Must-See Presentations

by Frank Schwittay

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

Why the Third Sector Needs to Move IT Security up the Agenda

by Bharat Mistry

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

Brexit or No Brexit, CISOs Must Plan Now for New European Data Laws

by Bharat Mistry

The enforcement date for the long-awaited European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was announced this week: 25 May 2018. Now there are many reasons why UK CISOS might want to look the other way when they hear that news. Two years, after all, seems like a very long time away. It’s also very tempting to delay any compliance efforts until after the EU referendum, which could very well go the way of Brexit. The received logic is that this would let IT departments up and down the country off the hook for GDPR compliance.

But that’s a dangerous game to play. It’s likely that even in the event of a ‘Leave’ vote, the UK would be forced to align its data protection laws with the EU. So the message is still very much: “Brexit or no Brexit, IT leaders must start planning now for the GDPR.” Continue reading