By Jay Coley
Our CEO, Eva Chen, predicted recently that the Covid-19 experience will change organisations for good. This is to be largely welcomed. It will help us “fix antiquated processes” and increase remote working, which is good for staff productivity and work-life balance. One other prediction of Eva’s stuck in our minds: the idea that company headquarters in the future will be “located in the cloud”.
In fact, organisations up and down the UK are already working this way. It is bringing with it new opportunities, as well as a host of challenges, for IT security teams. As these companies struggle to ride out the current crisis, more than at any time we can remember, the function needs to step-up as a true business enabler.
By Ross Baker
Trend Micro was founded on the principles of making the digital and connected world a more secure place. And during a time of heightened threat levels, we’re working flat out to ensure customer organisations are protected, service levels are uninterrupted, and home workers have all the tools they need to stay safe.
But events of late have also focused our attention more fully on the physical world, and of the need to protect both our employees and the most vulnerable in society. We’ve always been heavily involved in projects to improve the lives of those less fortunate in our local communities. That’s all down to the passion and dedication and goodwill of our amazing Trenders. And I’m delighted to say that they’re stepping up once again.
by Ross Baker
At Trend Micro we’ve spent the past three decades and more honing our threat protection capabilities to make the connected world a more secure place. But we also know that our company can’t work in isolation to make this happen. That’s what makes industry partnerships so crucial — and they don’t come much more important than in the cloud space, where so much business-critical data is stored these days.
That’s why we’re delighted to have just been awarded 2019 Google Cloud Technology Partner of the Year for Security. It’s testament to our ongoing leadership in the space and commitment to simplicity and close integration for optimised cloud security.
by Bharat Mistry
Cyber-criminals are always looking for new opportunities to make money and steal data. Globally trending events are a tried-and-tested way of doing just this, and they don’t come much bigger than the current Covid-19 pandemic. It’s sparking a wave of phishing, BEC, extortion, ransomware and data breach attempts. And as increasing numbers of global workers are sent home, new opportunities are opening up to compromise video conferencing apps.
Although not alone in being targeted, Zoom has been the
subject of some of the highest-profile incidents so far this year. Fortunately,
there are things you can do to keep your business safe.