by Bharat Mistry
For the past 12 years, Verizon has been publishing its Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR). Whilst not the final word on the threat landscape, it always offers some interesting insight into current trends — this year distilled from over 32,000 analysed “incidents” and nearly 4,000 breaches worldwide. That’s why it was interesting to note the uptick in cloud-based threats stemming from external malice and insider error revealed in this year’s report.
The good news is that Trend Micro helps global organisations mitigate both types of cyber-risk; providing peace-of-mind to support employee productivity in a current climate of mass remote working.
Ask any successful CEO what their secret is and the answer will probably be the same: “listening to our customers.” The problem is that, too often, organisations lose that connection with the people and organisations that use their products. They end up giving end-users what they think they want instead of what they actually need. In cybersecurity, where the market moves at lightning speed in response to a rapidly evolving threat landscape, this is commonplace. It can also be fatal for a vendor.
That’s why we’re delighted to welcome our latest member of the Trend Micro UK team: Kiran Khokhar. We are looking forward to having Kiran join our team of spokespeople, as she understands exactly what customers are going through. This is because she used to be one.
By Joe Ashton
For organisations up and down the country, the past month has been a steep learning curve. The IT and security functions have never been more vital to ensuring business-as-usual, as hundreds or thousands of employees transition to remote working. Cyber-criminals have also been quick to adapt to the rapidly changing situation, making it crucial that CIOs and CISOs have the right tools, processes and policies in place to support productivity whilst managing risk effectively.
This is where Trend Micro has been able to offer its unique expertise as a trusted security partner.
By Jay Coley
Our CEO, Eva Chen, predicted recently that the Covid-19 experience will change organisations for good. This is to be largely welcomed. It will help us “fix antiquated processes” and increase remote working, which is good for staff productivity and work-life balance. One other prediction of Eva’s stuck in our minds: the idea that company headquarters in the future will be “located in the cloud”.
In fact, organisations up and down the UK are already working this way. It is bringing with it new opportunities, as well as a host of challenges, for IT security teams. As these companies struggle to ride out the current crisis, more than at any time we can remember, the function needs to step-up as a true business enabler.