Earlier this week, Trend Micro released its annual security predictions report, “The Next Tier – 8 Security Predictions for 2017.” Trend’s 2016 predictions were pretty spot on target, especially with the boom in ransomware and extortion and a smart device causing an attack. The 2017 predictions highlights include ransomware (again) but this time branching out to IoT and non-desktop computing terminals. The report also highlights the rise in cyber-propaganda, business email compromise (BEC) and business process compromise (BPC), and the massive impact that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will have on organizations and how they will need to ensure compliance.
For details on all eight predictions and Visit www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/us/security/research-and-analysis/predictions/2017 for detailed information and to download the full report.
Product Bulletin: ThreatDV – Reputation Handling of Content Delivery Networks (CDN) and Cloud Service Providers (CSP)
Last week, we informed customers of an ongoing effort to improve the metadata and policy enforcement for our ThreatDV Reputation product. For the last several months, there has been a spike in malicious content served up on IP addresses hosted by Cloud Service Providers (CSP) and Content Delivery Networks (CDN). As there has not been a historically high volume of malicious content in this area, the current ThreatDV Reputation solution does not have metadata tagging the IP addresses as CSP or CDN.
Customers may experience disruption to certain content providers when enforcing policy on such IP addresses, which are often scored as highly malicious in our Reputation product. TippingPoint has taken the steps to temporarily whitelist CDN entries from feed providers, and there is an ongoing engineering effort to map the IP space for common CSPs and CDNs in order to provide meta data for each IP in the Reputation database, effectively allowing for policy enforcement at the CDN or CSP level. While this engineering effort is undergoing, there are several options available to customers. We are working diligently to provide a solution for tagging CDN and CSP and ultimately allowing for the enforcement of policy at our customer’s discretion.
Customers who require assistance or have questions regarding this issue can contact the Trend Micro TippingPoint Technical Assistance Center (TAC).
There is one new zero-day filter covering one vendor in this week’s Digital Vaccine (DV) package. A number of existing filters in this week’s DV package were modified to update the filter description, update specific filter deployment recommendation, increase filter accuracy and/or optimize performance. You can browse the list of published advisories and upcoming advisories on the Zero Day Initiative website.
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