Category Archives: Trend Micro Vision One

Building unified protection and control for one of England’s largest housing associations

by Alex Ekuza

Non-profits are facing surging levels of cybercrime. A third of charities in the UK claimed they’ve suffered an attack during the pandemic, losing over £3.5 million in the process. However, Together Housing is a rarity in the sector — an organisation that has prioritised cybersecurity in recent years to keep its customers and IT systems safe from threats. 

By consolidating on Trend Micro for endpoint, server, network and cloud app security, the non-profit has built a formidable connected threat defence which benefits employees, customers and the IT team.

Open to innovation

System Engineer Lee Richardson explains that Together Housing has always been open to trialling cutting edge technology from Trend Micro. 

“We are led by Trend on what products are coming out, and if we like what they’re doing we go for it,” Lee says.

This philosophy has led the housing association to installing Apex One for comprehensive endpoint and server protection across its 1,500 users, as well as Deep Discovery Inspector for network security, Cloud App Security (CAS) for additional Microsoft 365 protection, and Trend Micro Vision One for XDR.

Visibility and control

Trend Micro Vision One is the glue that holds it all together, correlating threat data from every layer for optimised threat detection and response. Together Housing’s faith in Trend Micro has been repaid many times over. The firm was fast to respond to the pandemic thanks to Apex One’s SaaS capabilities and its own virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). And CAS has helped keep users of OneDrive, SharePoint and other Microsoft 365 apps safe and productive during the crisis.

Most importantly for Lee and his team, consolidating on Trend Micro has reduced management headaches and streamlined workflows.

“Logging-in to diff services to check alerts and notifications can be quite cumbersome,” Lee says. “With Trend Micro it’s all there in one window, which is a lot more intuitive. It just makes life much easier.”

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How Trend Micro and partners are keeping customers safe from the Kaseya ransomware attack

One of the most audacious cyber-attacks of recent years was revealed last December, when state-backed hackers infected customers of an IT software company via a malicious update. That SolarWinds attack resulted in the compromise of at least nine US government departments. At the time Trend Micro warned that this was just the tip of the iceberg. Unfortunately, we were right. Now, potentially thousands of customers of another IT management software company, Kaseya, have experienced a similar fate.

While US intelligence agencies investigate, Trend Micro and its partners’ customers remain protected via multiple layers of defence. Here’s what happened and how we’re keeping these organisations safe.

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How the UK’s education sector can tackle a new ransomware spike: Part 2

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.

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Why tool sprawl could be undermining your threat detection and response efforts

by Simon Walsh

IT security teams have always been on the back foot against agile and determined adversaries. But the concern among CISOs is that the pendulum has swung even further away from them over the past couple of years. Trend Micro alone blocked nearly 63 billion threats last year. This puts tremendous pressure on the security operations (SecOps) analysts tasked with detection and response. And as a new study from Trend Micro reveals, they’re reaching breaking point.

A major part of the problem appears to be a historic over-investment in monitoring tools. If you can’t work from a single version of the truth, prioritising threat alerts effectively is going to be near-impossible.

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