Unless you’ve been living on Mars, you’ll have seen the news this week that 11.5 million documents from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca have been stolen and leaked to the press. As far as data breaches go, they don’t come much bigger or more damaging than this. The whole wide world seemed to be involved. In Belgium alone, about 732 persons can be linked to 1144 financial constructions in eleven different tax havens, via the Panamese law firm Mossack Fonseca. Many of these Belgians are CEOs, financial managers, and/or public figures.
Without wanting to comment on the content of those documents, there’s a clear security lesson to be learned.
… And that means Flanders as well as Brussels and Wallonia. Until now, however, Trend Micro was mostly represented in Flanders than in the rest of Belgium. Which is a pity because every Belgian organization deserves a good protection. Continue reading
Infosecurity is the annual highlight of IT security in Belgium. On March 23rd and 24th, all IT professionals get together at the Infosecurity fair to meet up, exchanges ideas and expertise, discuss upcoming trends and present the latest security technologies. Continue reading
It has been known for quite a while, but now it’s getting really close: the new European legislation on privacy, data protection and the notification obligation in case of data breaches. This change in legislation has a major impact on organizations, including yours. So we would like to take the time to provide you with some useful tips on how to comply with this new regulation.
A recent article in Belgium’s leading IT magazine Data News highlighted once again the gap between the importance of security for organizations on the one hand and the investments that are being made to secure their infrastructure on the other hand. A survey by Ernst & Young leads to the conclusion that no less than 88% of the Belgian organizations believe that their security infrastructure does not meet the organization’s needs. And about two thirds of the organizations believe that the information security budget should be at least 50% higher than it is today. Continue reading
It’s been about one year since we officially started up our Luxembourg office, and Frederic Dohen joined Trend Micro as our local business development manager, and what a year it was! With the help of Laurent Vanderschrick for channel and Frederik Van Roosendael for pre and post sales, Frederic has reintroduced Trend Micro to the local partner community, and has been able to explain the value and product range of Trend Micro; to show that we are not just an anti-malware vendor, as some of them falsely assumed. Continue reading
Last week Belgian Prime Minister Michel officially launched the Centre for Cybersecurity (CCB). The centre’s role will be to intervene when Belgian organizations or companies are attacked through the internet and watch over the the continuous threats of hackers. Continue reading
Cybersecurity keeps climbing on the list of concerns that keep the IT manager awake at night. And yet this topic is hardly ever, if at all, discussed on the board of directors. How is this possible, and what can we do about it?