The UK’s IT decision makers have it pretty tough. On the one hand the sheer range, volume and persistence of threats today make it virtually impossible to keep digital corporate assets 100% safe. But on the other, the outrageous hyperbole spread by security vendors in what is an increasingly crowded market makes finding the right tools more challenging than it’s ever been. In these situations, the opinions of journalists, independent reviewers and customers themselves become incredibly important. Continue reading →
We all know that ransomware is one of the biggest threats facing UK organisations today. You only have to take a look at the headlines to see the havoc it’s wreaking all over the country, and the world. But although the broad message seems to be getting through, Trend Micro research has revealed a troubling lack of awareness when it comes to the details.
As we head towards VMworld Europe in a fortnight it’s worth remembering that only a layered approach to protection offers the best chance of success. That’s because corporate servers are increasingly being singled out by the black hats as vulnerable targets. Continue reading →
Last week marked a major milestone for Trend Micro, TippingPoint and our customers. Tipping Point is officially and fully part of the Trend Micro family now and our customers will benefit from the products and expertise of TippingPoint, and vice versa.
While it’s common in acquisitions for press releases to talk about things like “mutual benefits” and “synergy,” in this case, the marriage of TippingPoint and Trend Micro really is one that is a win-win for both sides as well as customers. Continue reading →
A new Wall Street Journal news story this week claims that Amazon Web Services is beginning to make headway in the banking sector. If it’s true it’ll be a major breakthrough for the public cloud provider in an industry which has long been too risk averse and highly regulated for its brand of multi-tenant cloud computing. What the piece doesn’t mention explicitly is that if the notoriously conservative financial services industry is signing up to the public cloud, it’s most likely to be as part of hybrid deployments.
Yet even with a mix of private and public cloud installed to limit risk, organisations must remember that cloud computing brings with it a whole new set of security and management challenges. Forward planning, as always, is everything. Continue reading →