Author Archives: Kurt Vanderhaegen

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

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

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

Beyond Catching Sender Spoofing – using AI to stop email fraud and Business Email Compromise

In September, we announced our new email security technologies powered by XGen™ and a new product, Smart Protection for Office 365. One key technology introduced was our new AI based Email fraud, or Business Email Compromise (BEC), detection technique. Continue reading

Here’s Why You Should Consider A Career In Cybersecurity

The need for more technologists with cybersecurity skills is undeniable. That may be an awkward way to phrase it, but it’s a better representation that “cybersecurity professionals.” In today’s world, everyone who works on and with technology needs to be aware of cybersecurity challenges. This week as part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), let’s take a closer look at what a career in cybersecurity looks like. Continue reading

Trend Micro Top Again for Breach Detection, Says NSS Labs

In spiteof a rapidly evolving landscape, databreaches remain among the most common and damaging cyber-threats facing organizations today. As digital transformation efforts take hold, so the corporate attacks surface grows, offering more opportunities for the bad guys to take aim at highly prized IP and customer data. They also have the element of surprise, putting IT teams in a reactive or defensive posture. In this context, you need a provider that’s proven to offer industry leading protection against breaches.

That’s why we’re delighted that Trend Micro Deep Discovery has been Recommended for the fourth year in a row by NSS Labs Breach Detection Systems report – scoring an unbeatable 100% detection rate. Continue reading