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Could a traditional security mindset imperil cloud-based digital transformation?

By Gurmail Singh

Cloud computing is transforming organisations across the globe, making them more nimble, cost efficient and responsive to market demands. But security remains a perennial barrier. Unfortunately, outdated notions around how security should look in the cloud may be creating a false impression that migration is inherently more risky than keeping data on-premises. In fact, cloud-ready solutions exist to provide an environment as secure if not more so than traditional ones.

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Cloud is King: How to Navigate the Breach Landscape and Keep Customers Onside

by Gurmail Singh 

Today’s CISOs are well aware that a serious cyber-attack on their organisation is not a case of “if” but “when”. Their challenge is that the current global crisis has created new cloud security risks whilst at the same time generating new budgetary demands that might bump cyber down the corporate priority list. 

Against this backdrop, it’s vital that businesses preserve hard won corporate reputation and customer confidence through security-by-design and effective partnerships.

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Introducing CLOUDSEC Online: A New Source of Expert Cloud Security Content

by Bharat Mistry

The past few months has seen radical changes for many employees as organisations rapidly shift to mass remote working patterns. But for information security professionals used to being an essential part of the office dynamic, the transformation has perhaps been most abrupt. A further blow has been the cancellation of industry meet-ups and events that provide much-needed networking and learning opportunities. 

That’s why we’ve launched CLOUDSEC Online, a new interactive hub hosted by Trend Micro and partners. It will be an invaluable resource for cybersecurity and IT professionals in the leadup to our sixth annual CLOUDSEC event in London later this year.

IT professionals under pressure
These have been a challenging few months for cybersecurity professionals. A recent industry survey by certifications organisation (ISC)² revealed that nearly half (47%) have at some point been taken off some or all of their typical tasks to support more pressing demands such as remote working. A further 15% said they don’t have adequate resources, while a third (34%) claimed they only have enough for the time being. In another recent poll, this time by industry body ISACA, only around half (59%) claimed their IT security team has the right tools and resources at home to do their job effectively. 

These problems come at a time when corporate users are experiencing a barrage of COVID-themed phishing emails and attempts to steal enterprise information, infect systems with ransomware, and even carry out BEC fraud. Cyber-criminals are betting on home computing endpoints that are less well protected than corporate counterparts, distracted employees, and vulnerabilities in remote access infrastructure. They may also be hoping that stretched IT security teams are struggling at home. According to ISACA, just 51% of security pros are highly confident that their teams are can detect and respond to rising threat volumes. Nearly all (92%) reported that attacks on individuals are increasing.

Why join CLOUDSEC Online?
Trend Micro’s CLOUDSEC conference has for the past five years provided industry professionals with access to fascinating presentations from world-leading experts ranging right across the cybersecurity spectrum. Short, insightful keynotes from academia, law enforcement, non-profits, enterprise CISOs and Trend Micro’s own experts provide insight into breaking threat trends, and real-world case studies from industry professionals — all packed into a single day.

Ahead of this year’s CLOUDSEC Live conference, which will be held virtually, we’ve designed a new interactive hub. It will help to connect industry professionals from across Europe with each other and a range of resources designed to inform their cloud security journey at a time of extreme challenges. 

You’ll find e-books, white papers, infographics, webinars, video interviews, solutions guides, partner success stories and much more. They cover everything from understanding more about fileless threats to hybrid cloud challenges, and seamless DevOps security to tackling cloud misconfiguration.

Whatever stage of your cloud journey you’re currently at, there’s plenty in there to help ensure that security challenges are not a roadblock on innovation. Sign up today to get instant access to a wealth of industry insight and resources.

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Protecting the UK’s universities during the COVID crisis and beyond

by Lee Carass

The UK’s higher education sector is one of the country’s most prized assets. Its universities are among the world’s leading academic institutions and also play a major role in creating the skills, research and IP needed to drive the economy forward. But as major hubs of people and sensitive data, universities also represent a major target for attackers. 

Whether they’re aimed at causing damaging ransomware-related outages, tricking finance teams into wiring funds abroad, stealing staff and student data, or lifting sensitive research, these cyber-threats represent a serious financial and reputational risk to the sector. In a new era of COVID-19, where many universities will be expecting significantly reduced student numbers and income, there’s more pressure than ever to keep such threats at bay.

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