Every now and then, an ill-informed politician will stand before a microphone and say something along the lines of: encryption is helping bad guys (either terrorists, child pornographers, or other similarly acceptable target), because law enforcement can’t see what the bad guys are doing because they’re using sophisticated tools that use encryption. Said politician will urge tech companies to “work with us” to help catch these bad guys.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.
A few weeks ago I appeared on the RedZone podcast hosted by Bill Murphy, where I talked about (among other topics) the differences between targeted attacks and what our competitors called Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs). This is a topic that I’ve frequently talked about in the past, and I get asked about it a lot in…Read More
The security industry loves to talk about how “sophisticated” attacks can be. Usually this takes the form of us saying how advanced and sophisticated an attack is, what new methods were used to hide servers or make analysis harder, etcetera. However, it’s easy to forget that not all attacks need to be technically sophisticated; instead…Read More
Earlier this week Oracle’s CSO released a blog post that talked about why people should stop looking for vulnerabilities in their software products. Needless to say, this did not go down well with the security community – and the post was soon taken down with a statement from the company adding that the post “does not reflect our…Read More