by Bharat Mistry
There’s always been friction at the heart of the relationship between IT and the business. It’s particularly acute in the sphere of cyber, where the security function has long been regarded with suspicion as a block on innovation and productivity. However, the chasm between both sides has rarely been this wide. Nor have the repercussions of miscommunication and mistrust been so potentially catastrophic. A new Trend Micro study lays bare the scale of the problem, and offers some advice on how to tackle it.
To build the security-by-design culture that modern organisations need, security must be formalised, and embedded into every business process.
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.
by Ritesh Pau
They say “good things come to those who wait”. That’s certainly my experience with Trend Micro. The journey actually started over a year-and-a-half ago following a conversation with Channel Director, James Munroe. Unfortunately, the right role didn’t exist back then.
But 18 months—and a brief stint at HPE—later, Trend Micro kick-started the discussions again and I was delighted to become part of the team as an MSP manager.
by Laura Todd
Managing cyber-risk across multiple IT environments can be a major challenge. Without the right protection, legacy software in particular can become more exposed to threats. Yet tight budgets leave little wriggle room for IT security decision makers. So what happens if your incumbent security supplier decides to start charging extra to support these end-of-life platforms? Do you downgrade to a cheaper tool offering less protection? Or even consider refreshing the entire endpoint estate to a new operating system?
Fortunately, with Trend Micro, CISOs must make no such trade-offs. Unlike some providers, you get industry leading protection for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows SBS 2011 at no extra cost.