Tag Archives: targeted attacks

CLOUDSEC UK 2016: Trend Micro Research Highlights Importance of GDPR Compliance

by Simon Edwards

If there’s one word that perfectly sums up the past few weeks, it’s: “uncertainty”. Many IT bosses have been left unsure by many things following the referendum result – not least whether they should continue efforts to comply with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) or assume this is no longer necessary. New Trend Micro research has reaffirmed that compliance is the way to go. Why? Because it reveals a British public fed up with data breaches and increasingly aware of the value of their own data and how it’s used.

If you want to find out more on this and other key security issues and trends of the moment, come down to our annual CLOUDSEC event in London on the 6th of September. Continue reading

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

Qatar Bank Breach Lifts the Veil on Targeted Attack Strategies

by Simon Edwards

News emerged this week of an alleged data breach at the Qatar National Bank. On the face of it, it’s yet another large multi-national with inadequate security getting hacked and exposing the details of its customers. But on closer inspection the details revealed in the data dump tell us more – that the hacker was using the breached bank data to build up profiles on specific individuals in order to launch follow-on attacks.

It’s another fascinating insight into the shadowy world of cybercrime which should remind us all, businesses and individuals, that personal information is a valuable online commodity that should be protected at all times. Continue reading