New data shows that companies are increasingly exposed to security risks due to a variety of consumer-grade technology brought in by the employees. I just returned from a tour in the Nordic countries where I presented to the local press the results of the latest BYOD survey* conducted by YouGov on behalf of Trend Micro….Read More
We’ve seen the fast pace in which SMBs are adopting mobile devices, with Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) as way to help small business owners save time, increase revenue, reduce costs, and drive productivity. In a recent survey, 2012 Information Security Breaches Survey (ISBS), PricewaterhouseCoopers found that more than 61% of SMBs in the UK…Read More
The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has predicted that, in just eight years, there will be in upwards of 25 billion devices connected to the internet, which was announced in its annual The State of Broadband report. As a point of reference, the iPhone 5 broke the 5 million unit threshold in three days. To sell…Read More
Traditionally businesses have focused their IT security on perimeter defense—blocking threats before they enter the network. This protection is still important. But with today’s cloud computing, mobile devices, and advanced persistent threats (APTs), businesses need security that protects their data wherever it travels and in whatever type of device it resides, requiring new data-centric security. …Read More
For all its hype iCloud does not represent a fundamentally new problem. Employees are already bringing personal devices to work and wanting to use them in their jobs, and these unmanaged devices are mixing personal and corporate data on a system that is outside the control of the security and IT teams. There are already…Read More
For the last few months, we’ve been conducting a cloud, virtualization, and VDI security survey of 1200 IT professionals from larger companies in 6 countries around the world. Not only did I get to help shape the questions on the survey, I’ve also been on the team interpreting the results. We’ve learned more than a…Read More
With the launch announcements of various Google Chrome OS netbooks, the focus of the press and security companies alike is beginning to take a closer look at the security promises made and also at some of the more ’media friendly‘ statements such as, “…users don’t have to deal with viruses, malware and security updates”.
I recently had an interesting chat with the operator of our snack vending machine while making a coffee in the kitchen. She was restocking our machine and had her iPad sitting on the table. In their 2 person company they now have 2 iPads and a PC. They do their inventory control and tracking while onsite at customer premises via the iPad.
The Small Business Journey to the Cloud is Actually a Round Trip By Greg Boyle, Trend Micro Global Product Marketing Manager Many small businesses are still uncertain about cloud computing. They wonder if it can help with their profitability without being extremely risky. Let’s start by defining cloud computing in small business terms. There…Read More