A Look Back: Reviewing the Worst Cyber Attacks of 2017 and the Lessons Learned

Unsurprisingly, 2017 was another year of record-high attacks and breaches.It seems that each year that passes is worse than the last in terms of hacking and cyber attacks, and 2017 was no exception.

“Surprising no one, 2017 was marked another ‘worst year ever’ in data breaches and cyber incidents around the world,” said Jeff Wilbur, director of the Internet Society’s Online Trust Alliance. Continue reading

Delving into the World of Business Email Compromise (BEC)

Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks have expanded tremendously over the past few years, with a projected growth of over $9 billion in 2018. The combination of simplicity and effectiveness have ensured that BEC will continue to be one of the most popular attacks, especially for those who lack special tools and knowledge to pull off more complicated schemes. Continue reading

Why Stand-Alone IDPS Matters More Than Ever, and the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant

First, What is IDPS and Why Do We Care? 

Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) emerged as an improvement on Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS).  IDS are out-of-band collectors of network traffic that analyze the information and provide alerts.  Continue reading

Trend Micro Named a Leader in 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems (IDPS)

Trend Micro has been named a Leader in the Gartner 2018 Magic Quadrant for Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems (IDPS) again. We have improved our position in both Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute from last year, and we believe that placement in the Leaders’ quadrant illustrates our commitment to meeting the growing security and performance requirements of data centers and high-performance enterprise networks. Continue reading

Our Exposed World – Exposed Cities in Europe

Today Trend Micro’s FTR team released more papers on our continued investigation into our exposed world. Already having looked at the Exposed US, we now turn our attention to Europe, looking not only at Western European capitals, but deeper into three of its largest countries – GermanyFrance, and the United Kingdom. Continue reading

Security Round-up: Five Things We’ve Learned in 2017

The past 12 months have been packed with geopolitical incident, global malware threats and ubiquitous big-name data breaches. From the CIA Vault7 and NSA Shadow Brokers leaks at the start of the year, to the WannaCry and NotPetya ‘ransomware’ campaigns, and Uber’s shock revelations just last month, there’s been plenty for CISOs to ruminate on. But now the year is nearly at an end, it might be useful to recap some of the biggest themes of 2017 — with an eye on fortifying systems for the 12 months to come. Continue reading

12 Threats of Christmas

There’s an old English Christmas carol “The 12 Days of Christmas”, a cumulative song about 12 gifts that keep getting ‘grander’. As our Christmas gift to you, we wanted to list the top threats to be aware of heading into 2018, from least to most pressing. Let’s look at the vulnerabilities and potential points of attack to take into account for next year’s priorities: Continue reading

Gartner Research: How to Prioritize and Remediate Active Vulnerabilities

Vulnerabilities and their exploitation are still the root cause of most breaches. Astonishingly, Gartner predicts that through 2020, 99% of the vulnerabilities exploited will continue to be the ones known by security and IT professionals for at least one year!

 

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Pacemaker security risks: the ‘heart of the matter’ brought by RTL … and explained by Trend Micro

The problem is not new to security specialists, but it gradually sinks in with the rest of the world as well: the more pacemakers are connected to the internet for any form of communication, the more security risks arise. Following a recall action by pacemaker manufacturer Abbott, thousands of Belgians had to come to the hospital to have their device upgraded, on order to shield it from possible hacking events. Continue reading

You Can’t Outsource Accountability: Uber Breach Highlights Firms’ Cloud Security Responsibilities

Consumers and cybersecurity professionals around the world have been stunned by Uber’s revelation that it paid hackers $100,000 to delete data on 57 million users stolen last year. There are many strands to the case, and more details are likely to emerge over time. But fundamentally it highlights the need for firms to secure their cloud environments as rigorously as anything on premise.

With the EU GDPR promising huge fines for firms that fail to suitably protect customer data, companies must realise that when it comes to the cloud, you simply can’t outsource accountability. Continue reading