Another week, another data breach – or rather, another four. All the cyber security chatter over the past few days has been around revelations of historical mega breaches at some of the world’s best known web companies. And while it shouldn’t be surprising that big name firms are still getting breached – albeit tech companies that should really know better – it’s concerning that some apparently lacked the visibility to realise until years later the sheer scale of customer data theft from their organisations.
The incidents raise rather fortuitously some key points around layered threat prevention, vulnerability protection and breach reporting which Trend Micro will be discussing at length at Infosecurity Europe 2016 next week. Continue reading →
What’s the number one challenge facing CISOs today? It’s not compliance, budgetary concerns, securing cloud computing or even data breaches – as important as all of these issues are. It’s ransomware. Every day there seems to be a new outbreak. The latest is a double-edged attack campaign apparently combining ransomware and DDoS. But while many cybercriminals are keen to exploit your organisation’s weakest point – its users – via web and email channels, some are looking to attack other parts of the IT infrastructure such as the network and servers.
That’s why CISOs need to ensure their organisation implements layered protection covering all possible weak points. It’s the only way to ensure you stand the maximum chance of avoiding ransomware infection. Continue reading →