At Trend Micro, it’s our ongoing mission to make the world a safer place in which to exchange digital information. But we can’t do it alone. Public/private partnerships are essential to the effective fight against the rise of international cybercrime by well-funded, state-sponsored and criminal organizations around the globe.
Trend Micro has a long and proud history of collaborating with law enforcement agencies around the world to make the Internet a safer place. It’s why I’ll be at RSA Conference 2015 next week, presenting a session with FBI special agent Mark Ray, FBI and Trend Micro: Combating Cybercrime within your Organization.
A Proud Track Record
The best chance we have of defeating an agile, determined and increasingly sophisticated cyber foe is by teaming up together. This could be with other groups of information security researchers, with academics, with governments and, of course, with law enforcement. Cybercrime simply has no borders. In a single attack campaign targeting U.S. organizations, a criminal gang in Russia could use associates in Ukraine, and leverage servers in Germany and C&C infrastructure in Taiwan. That’s why we have to spread the net as wide as possible, co-operating with agencies all over the world.
The cyber security industry can’t afford to work in silos. And as an industry leader, Trend Micro has a duty not only to protect our customers but to use the huge volume of threat intelligence we generate every day to help police across the globe. Aside from our wide network of threat researchers around the globe, we can draw on the power of the Smart Protection Network, which analyses 100TB+ of data and blocks 250m+ threats every single day.
Here are just a few examples of our successful public-private partnerships:
- Earlier this month, Trend Micro teamed up with the FBI, Europol’s European Cybercrime Center (EC3) and other agencies to take down the longstanding Beebone botnet.
- Trend Micro joined forces with INTERPOL in October 2014 in a three year agreement to share threat information and train the international police agency’s staff.
- Last year, we were awarded a certificate of appreciation from the Japanese Metropolitan Police Department for help with online financial theft cases.
- Close cooperation with the Spanish police in 2013 led to major arrests in connection with the Reveton ransomware gang.
Trend Micro at RSA Conference 2015
During our session at RSA, FBI special agent Mark Ray and I will discuss some of the key security trends we can expect to see in 2015: how Wirelurker and iWorm might point the way to more iOS attacks; why firms must be ready for an increase in web application-based zero day threats; and how destructive payloads will be used to disrupt incident response. I’ll also explain how Fortune 100 organizations must mitigate a growing threat from island hopping and secondary infections. But above all, we will reiterate the need for increasing private/public partnerships in the fight against global cybercrime.
Click here to learn more about Trend Micro’s activities at RSA Conference 2015.