Tag Archives: cloud security

What will retail security look like in 2030?

by Olivia Edwards

The COVID-19 pandemic has made us all online shoppers. But the rest of the decade will see innovation on a far greater scale and across all channels. That’s going to be great for shoppers. And it will offer retailers previously untapped opportunities to drive operational efficiencies, improve the reliability of supply chains and optimise the customer experience. But while greater profits and burnished brand reputation await, so does cyber risk. 

No single vendor will hold the answers, but by anticipating what retail might look like in 2030, organisations can at least get a head start on planning for the future.

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Continuous security for continuous change: protecting the cloud in financial services

by Reeza Meer

Like their counterparts in many sectors, financial services organisations made huge strides during the pandemic to adapt to a radically changing business environment. This required the roll-out of innovative new digital services to support rapidly evolving customer behaviour. Over a third of consumers claim to have increased their online banking during the crisis, for example. And it demanded the large-scale roll-out of online collaboration capabilities and hardware to support mass remote working for staff. Behind it all was cloud transformation. 

Yet on the other side, these changes opened the door to new risks. Banking was second only to the government sector in terms of most popular targets for ransomware last year. In-house skills shortages and cloud complexity threaten to create multiple gaps for threat actors to exploit. 

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Teaming up with Vodafone Business to make SaaS endpoint security simple

by James Walker

For many organisations, the events of 2020 have solidified the need to move to more flexible, cost effective IT systems capable of supporting mass remote working. Yet as they embark on this journey to the cloud, many IT managers are hit by two challenges: how best to secure their users and manage and procure SaaS systems.

These are the challenges that faced award-winning UK Infrastructure and Civil Engineering firm Story Contracting last year. Fortunately, Trend Micro and Vodafone Business were on hand to help.

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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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