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.
Local government in the UK is increasingly encouraged to migrate to the cloud to drive efficiencies and improve agility and productivity while minimising costs. Office 365 is an obvious choice here, especially as Microsoft is changing its discount structure to encourage greater take-up. But there’s still a great deal of uncertainty and anxiety in the sector around cloud infrastructure, especially cybersecurity concerns.
That’s why Trend Micro has developed a new white paper for local government IT managers. It explains how working with trusted third-party providers can enhance existing protections in Office 365 and minimise risk as organisations transition away from GSI secure email. Continue reading →
A new poll has revealed that many MPs regard cyber-attacks on the UK’s critical national infrastructure (CNI) as the biggest online threat facing the nation. The good news is that we have an EU law to tackle exactly this challenge: the NIS Directive. But effective compliance will only be possible if organisations working in these sectors get better at bridging the traditional divide between IT and OT. Continue reading →
Trend Micro has been protecting enterprises, consumers, governments, service providers and SMBs for 30 years, but the threats we’re facing globally today are on a scale never before seen. UK organisations are increasingly on the receiving end; whether it’s nation state operatives or financially motivated cyber-criminals attacking. Government figures from last year revealed nearly half of all UK businesses suffered a cyber breach or attack in the previous 12 months. In the face of this barrage, industry players must come together to advance our aims of improving cybersecurity and resilience for all.
That’s why Trend Micro is pleased to have joined the Cybersecurity Tech Accord: a ground-breaking new group of global technology and security companies. It’s our commitment to making the digital world a safer place for every user and organisation. Continue reading →