Based on the incidents we saw in 2016, I recommend that organizations enter 2017 with caution. From the growth of Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks to cybercriminals using more effective ways to exploit Internet of Things (IoT) devices, these security issues should serve as a reminder for businesses and individuals to be more vigilant. One of the most pressing matters that a lot of organizations need to pay attention to, however, is the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The new set of rules is designed to harmonize data protection across all EU member states and bring in a number of key components that will directly impact businesses—even businesses outside Europe.Read More
Chief Technology Officer
- As Chief Technology Officer, Raimund is responsible for introducing new methods to detect and eradicate threats, and to predict movements in the digital underground with his team of threat researchers. He manages a team of developers and researchers around the globe who create Trend Micro’s new core technology components to protect customers against digital threats under the Smart Protection Network umbrella. Raimund has held several executive management positions within Trend Micro including General Manager for Trend Micro’s Incubation Business, President of European Operations; European Vice President of Sales and Marketing; and Managing Director.
The Internet has no borders, countries do. And that’s what makes it so difficult for law enforcement to chase cybercriminals. Trend Micro works with these bodies for years and we see how painful and long these processes are, once the cybercriminal is somewhere else. We not only work close with local police but also with Europol and INTERPOL, which helps when it comes to international crime. They do a great job, but the bad guys clearly have an advantage as their flexibility and speed makes it easy for them to jump around in cyberspace and build up systems everywhere. And pretty often, they go to countries where cybercrime is not a crime or chasing them is low priority.Read More
2015 was a big challenge for cyber security. There were a lot of fireworks with all the high profile targets and attackers that made headlines. But now we can ask, will 2016 be a better year for cyber security? What are we – both end users and the security industry – going to do to make 2016 a better year?Read More