Category Archives: Cybercrime

Celebrating the success of Partner of the Year Softcat

by James Munroe

At Trend Micro we understand the critical role our channel partners play in helping us to secure the connected world. We’re lucky over the years to have built an ecosystem of outstanding companies in the UK, all committed to achieving this outcome, and driving lasting commercial success.

We’re delighted to announce that Softcat has been named Partner of the Year for 2021 at our virtual awards event. A huge congratulations to everyone at the company.

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Keeping Hampshire Fire and Rescue Safe from Cyber Risks

by Antony Taliana

Hampshire’s firefighters are usually the ones protecting the local community from unexpected danger. But two years ago, it was the service itself that needed expert help, when it became clear that a migration to Office 365 may create serious cyber security gaps. 

Trend Micro’s Smart Protection Complete and Deep Discovery Inspector (DDI) stepped in to provide comprehensive protection across endpoints, cloud email and the network.

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Global Trend Micro Study Finds Cloud Migration Challenges for Healthcare Organizations

by Bharat Mistry

Few organisations have been placed under pressure as extreme over the past year as those working in healthcare. In many cases, this has been a catalyst for rapid digital transformation. Yet with healthcare organisations (HCOs) stretched to the limit, security gaps inevitably appear in systems that support life-saving work on the COVID-19 front line. 

As 2020 showed, many cyber-criminals have no qualms about disrupting HCOs, and putting lives at risk, in order to extort victims with ransomware and data theft. To find out more on exactly how fast the pandemic is driving cloud adoption, and how well the sector understands its cybersecurity challenges, Trend Micro commissioned a global study of more than 2,500 IT decision makers in 28 countries across several industry sectors, including healthcare. 

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Turning the Tide: Key Takeaways from Trend Micro’s 2021 Security Predictions

by Trend Micro Research

As 2021 nears, enterprises have to orient themselves to the main focus areas and considerations. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, organizations have had to rethink their operational and security processes — from business functions and cloud migrations to teleworking support. These, along with constant security risks, have not only challenged organizations in 2020 but also raised concerns regarding their readiness for disruption.

Now that working from home has become commonplace, houses have since been flipped into offices for the foreseeable future. More employees are using devices (some even personal) to access confidential data on home and corporate networks, which poses a considerable risk to any organization. Without secured access and robust security tools that protect the distributed attack surface, threat actors can easily hack into networks and jump from one machine to another until they find a suitable target.

Here are some of the other predictions that we believe security professionals and decision-makers should watch out for in the coming year.

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