Category Archives: Cybercrime

Delivering visibility, control and simplified security to Bathgate Group 

by James Walker

The Bathgate Group has been delivering excellence to customers across a range of products and services for over 50 years. The Cheshire-headquartered firm is now comprised of four companies—producing high quality silica sand, delivering B2B finance as well as road haulage services. It’s also one of the largest raised access floor manufacturers in Europe. 

Managing IT for such a diverse organisation comes with its own distinct set of challenges, as Group IT Manager, Chris Snape, knows well. He was brought in to consolidate and streamline the environment around 18 months ago and made cybersecurity a priority. Trend Micro Worry-Free Services Advanced delivered from the Vodafone Business Marketplace has already had a huge impact—saving significant IT time and money whilst minimising the company’s risk exposure.

Streamlining the security supply chain

Chris was introduced to Vodafone Business, who recommended Trend Micro Worry-Free Services Advanceddelivered from the Vodafone Business Marketplace portal. The product offers powerful protection for endpoints, cloud apps and email from a single solution:

  • 100% SaaS delivery means no installation or maintenance headaches and aligns well with hybrid working practices
  • Endpoint security features web reputation, URL filtering, high fidelity machine learning, behavioural analysis, Data loss prevention, Device control and more to block ransomware and advanced threats
  • Email security blocks targeted attacks, spam, phishing, viruses, spyware, business email compromise (BEC), credential phishing and inappropriate content from impacting your business
  • Collaboration security protects Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Exchange, OneDrive and other cloud apps from unknown threats and intentional and accidental data loss

Accessing the solution from the Vodafone Marketplace portal multiplied the value for Chris by simplifying the supply chain and consolidating support with a single provider. 

“Trend Micro was introduced to us as an all-in-one solution well managed through the Vodafone Marketplace portal and at the right price point,” he explains.

No more spam

The combined offering delivers powerful protection across email and endpoints, while streamlining security and offering enhanced control, according to Chris. A recent incident in which an external email was hijacked and tried to send malicious emails to employees, was foiled by Trend Micro. 

Bathgate are so pleased with the way Trend Micro and Vodafone Business have performed over the past year, they’re signing up for another year without short-listing any competitors.

The weakest link: how to change user behaviour with phishing awareness training

by Nick Ross

It is widely understood that human beings are the weakest link in the cybersecurity chain. So it should come as little surprise that in the vast majority of ransomware campaigns, cyber-criminals use social engineering techniques to exploit the individual. A majority of attacks start with a phishing email. For this reason, many organisations are looking for products and services to help mitigate this significant cyber-risk.  

In fact, it’s become such a thriving segment of the cybersecurity market that Gartner has created security awareness training magic quadrants to rank vendors and their products. So what do best practice staff training programmes look like?

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Trouble ahead: The telecoms cyber threat landscape in 2021

by Mark Hathaway

Telecoms providers operate some of the most complex IT environments in the world. As a result, the services they provide and the data handle for customers makes them a major target for multiple types of threat actor. 

Now there’s an added incentive to improve resilience and visibility into such threats: the new UK Telecommunications Security Act, which will mandate improvements in baseline security. But providers looking to develop a compliance strategy must first understand the nature of the threat landscape. 

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Working together for a better internet: celebrating Safer Internet Day 2022

by Samantha Wright

At Trend Micro, we’ve been protecting our customers from cyber-threats for the past 30+ years. And we’ve become pretty good at it over that time. But making the digital world safer is not just a matter of researching new malware and building better ways to detect, respond to and block it. It’s also about teaching all members of society how to use technology in a more responsible, critical and respectful way.

That’s where our long-running Internet Safety for Kids and Families initiative comes in. We’ll be celebrating Safer Internet Day this February 8th in the hope that more young people join the conversation, and help us to build a better online world.

Choice and risk

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