Author Archives: Kurt Vanderhaegen

Wanted: 10 years of experience in a security technology only 5 years old…

Guest blog by Greg Young (Vice President for Cybersecurity)

Most analysis is that the cybersecurity skills gap or shortage is getting worse. ESG reported in CSOOnline that 2018 had the highest levels, at 51%, where organizations “claimed their organization had a problematic shortage of cybersecurity skills.”

It’s a complex problem, but we believe with non-complex solutions.

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BEC – High maintenance cybercrime generates high profits…

for the criminals.

Forget ransomware, BEC is the threat you should probably fear most of all. Unlike ransomware, which locks victims out of their systems using a strong encryption tool, Business Email Compromise (BEC) uses far less obvious and more sophisticated mechanisms which makes them harder to detect and easier to fall victim to. The effort for criminals is higher but the ROI (to put it in business terms) is definitely worth it.  Continue reading

What is Shadow OT and why you should know what it is:

Shadow IT

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Yes, you read it correctly: Shadow OT, with an O. We have barely managed to deal with Shadow IT, and a new threat already looms at the horizon. Operational Technology (OT) has become as affordable and available as IT, which leads to yet another cause of IT management worries.   

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Why Blockchain offers both opportunities and threats to financial service providers: 

Cryptohacking is on the rise

Cryptohacking is on the rise

Very few technologies have enjoyed as much attention lately as blockchain. Most industries are investigating the opportunities offered by this technology to their business. And financial services, with bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as a striking example, probably even more so than others. Blockchain does indeed offer quite a few opportunities, but there are also some threats involved.  

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No more airtime for hackers at RTL Belgium 

No more airtime for hackers at RTL Belgium

No more airtime for hackers at RTL Belgium

RTL Belgium, a subsidiary of Europe’s largest commercial broadcasting group, is market leader in French-speaking Belgium. Every day, over two million people view one of their television channels and their radio stations reach almost 600,000 listeners every day. “Media groups have a big impact on our daily lives. So you can imagine that we are becoming a more and more interesting target for hackers”, says Maxime Masset, IT Security Systems Administrator.

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Using Wi-Fi on holiday is not without danger: smartphone users easy target

Summer travel should be a respite from work, when you relax and don’t have to worry about business. And your mobile devices can help make it easier, whether it’s booking a flight or a hotel room, ordering a cab or an Uber driver, browsing websites for your next destination, connecting to family via voice or messaging, even purchasing items in a checkout line or withdrawing cash from an ATM. Continue reading

Three different companies, three similar security challenges, one comprehensive approach

A hospital, a government organization and a television broadcaster: their business models couldn’t be further apart, yet they struggle with very similar security challenges. All three asked Trend Micro to help them out, and all three now enjoy comprehensive and easily managed company wide security. Continue reading

And the winners of the Trend Micro Belgium Partner awards are ….

This week – on June 6th – Trend Micro organized its first Trend Micro Partner Day in Salon van Edel in Wilrijk.
An interesting program, inspiring keynotes, a personal touch, a prestiguous location, good food & drinks…it really was the ideal setting to give partners insight into the vision and the strategy of Trend Micro, but also to award them for their commitment to their customers and our brand. 

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