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The Zero Day Initiative: Working Hard to Secure the Connected World

Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) has for 15 years been promoting coordinated vulnerability disclosure through what is now the world’s largest vendor-agnostic bug bounty program. Much of this work goes on behind the scenes, with little fanfare. But it’s vital work nonetheless in helping to secure the connected world, whilst providing early protection for Trend Micro/TippingPoint customers.

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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

Adobe and Apple to Outpace Microsoft in 2017 Vulnerability Discoveries. So What Now?

Cybercriminals by and large don’t work to annual schedules. But as a new year rolls around again, there’s a valuable opportunity for organizations to take stock of their IT security posture and consider where the key threats lie over the coming 12 months. One major area highlighted in Trend Micro’s 2017 predictions report, The Next Tier, is in the number of software bugs discovered in non-Microsoft platforms. Continue reading

Security can make or break your Azure project

security-experts-at-trend-micro-note-that-cloud-encryption-a-cornerstone_459_637835_0_14091055_300All or nothing is a really bad strategy for securing your Microsoft Azure workloads. Security in Azure is very much a shared responsibility. You need to know exactly what it is that you must secure, and what is covered by Microsoft.

Microsoft provides robust physical security, network infrastructure, and virtualization layer. Ideally, you will match their excellence with equally robust security for your workloads, including operating system, applications, and data.

But there’s a small catch. If you try to use traditional security to protect your applications and data in the cloud, you risk slowing your Azure project with needless complexity. There’s a simpler and more effective solution.  Continue reading