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