Category Archives: Cybercrime

How the UK’s education sector can tackle a new ransomware spike: Pt 3

by Jonathan Wharton-Street

The UK’s schools, further education colleges and universities are increasingly in the crosshairs of global threat actors. Why? Because they’re viewed as easy and potentially lucrative targets: with few resources to spend on cybersecurity, but at the same time under great pressure to keep classrooms open. Combined this with large volumes of sensitive personal and financial data and you have a perfect target for a ransomware group. 

In the previous two parts of this blog series, we explored the main threat vectors used by these groups, the potential impact of attacks, and recommendations from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) on how to stay secure. 

Now it’s time to offer our own advice for education institutions, and show you how Trend Micro products can help.

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Ireland’s Healthcare system hit by cyber attack

by Simon Walsh

Ireland’s healthcare system has been the recent subject of an unprecedented cyber attack, called out by the Irish government as “possibly the most significant cybercrime attack on the Irish state”. This has led to IT systems being taken offline and the cancellation of a number of hospital appointments. 

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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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