Author Archives: Steven Heyde

Looking back on our predictions for 2016: utter nonsense or harsh reality?

Every year, around the new year, we are bombarded with lists of predictions for the coming year. In December 2015, the Trend Micro research team joined in a round of crystal ball gazing. Based on their insights in the ever-evolving cybercrime trends, they formulated some predictions about what to expect in 2016. One year later, as we are entering yet another new year and, once again, looking forward to new trends and developments in 2017, we would also like to take the time to look back and ask ourselves: were these predictions nonsense, or did 2016 prove them to be hard reality? Continue reading

Five Cybersecurity Resolutions Every CISO Should Have On Their List

As we bid farewell to the final days of 2016, it’s time to start looking ahead to the New Year and what we hope to accomplish within the next 365 days. Year after year, some Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) set lofty goals of securing all data to fullest extent wherever it resides in their company’s network. However, as many New Year resolutions go, these aspirations often fall because they’re not founded on sound enterprise risk management principles. Continue reading

The risks of using pagers in healthcare

5 attack scenarios and 3 tips how to avoid them

Article written by specialists at the Trend Micro Foward-Looking Threat Research Lab

Over sixty years ago, healthcare professionals were among the first to adopt a new communication tool: the pager. This little instrument combined technology from walkie-talkies and automobile radios, resulting in a handy little tool that allowed the transmission of messages (or ‘pages’) to other pagers up to 25 miles away. And although smartphones have taken over communication in the outside world, the healthcare industry has never really said goodbye to pagers. They offer a few crucial advantages to healthcare professionals: they don’t suffer from the often weak cellular coverage in hospitals nor do they interfere with medical equipment. Continue reading

2017 Predictions: A New Year’s Resolution for Security

preds-02As we close out 2016 and prepare to ring in the New Year we must take a look back at the past 11 months before we can predict what lies ahead. In the realm of cybersecurity, that means evaluating how the threat landscape has changed to accurately assess how it will continue to evolve. Continue reading