by Reeza Meer
Like their counterparts in many sectors, financial services organisations made huge strides during the pandemic to adapt to a radically changing business environment. This required the roll-out of innovative new digital services to support rapidly evolving customer behaviour. Over a third of consumers claim to have increased their online banking during the crisis, for example. And it demanded the large-scale roll-out of online collaboration capabilities and hardware to support mass remote working for staff. Behind it all was cloud transformation.
Yet on the other side, these changes opened the door to new risks. Banking was second only to the government sector in terms of most popular targets for ransomware last year. In-house skills shortages and cloud complexity threaten to create multiple gaps for threat actors to exploit.
by Laura Todd
Managing cyber-risk across multiple IT environments can be a major challenge. Without the right protection, legacy software in particular can become more exposed to threats. Yet tight budgets leave little wriggle room for IT security decision makers. So what happens if your incumbent security supplier decides to start charging extra to support these end-of-life platforms? Do you downgrade to a cheaper tool offering less protection? Or even consider refreshing the entire endpoint estate to a new operating system?
Fortunately, with Trend Micro, CISOs must make no such trade-offs. Unlike some providers, you get industry leading protection for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows SBS 2011 at no extra cost.
by James Walker
For many organisations, the events of 2020 have solidified the need to move to more flexible, cost effective IT systems capable of supporting mass remote working. Yet as they embark on this journey to the cloud, many IT managers are hit by two challenges: how best to secure their users and manage and procure SaaS systems.
These are the challenges that faced award-winning UK Infrastructure and Civil Engineering firm Story Contracting last year. Fortunately, Trend Micro and Vodafone Business were on hand to help.
by Jonathan Wharton-Street
The UK’s schools, colleges and universities are currently experiencing a surge in ransomware attacks, according to the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). While organisations in many verticals are being targeted by the same financially motivated threat actors, the education sector has arguably more to lose than most. With schools and unis playing catch-up after a year of lockdown disruption, they can ill-afford more set-backs due to digital extortion.
Fortunately, best practice security to help mitigate risk in this area needn’t be onerous. The NCSC and Trend Micro have a wealth of resources and capabilities to help protect your organisation.