Welcome to our weekly roundup, where we share what you need to know about the cybersecurity news and events that happened over the past few days.
Below you’ll find a quick recap of topics followed by links to news articles and/or our blog posts providing additional insight. Be sure to check back each Friday for highlights of the goings-on each week!
At Trend Micro, our promise to our customers has always been to help them be ahead of the bad guys and ensure their environments are safe and easily controllable. Today, we took our promise one step further and raised the bar for the entire industry.
A variant of the Zepto ransomware exploit – essentially a powerful system for encrypting everything on your hard drive until you supply an expensive key – is making the rounds and can cost you up to 3 bitcoins to unlock.
India is dealing with one of the worst data breaches ever to hit the country with as many as 3.2 million debit card details stolen from multiple banks and financial platforms. On Thursday malware was used to compromise the platform used to power India’s ATM, PoS systems and other financial transactions.
We’re delighted to learn that our technology has just received the highest score in the current offering category among 15 vendors appraised in The Forrester Wave™: Endpoint Security Suites, Q4 2016 report.
Regulators on Wednesday unveiled an initial plan to bolster the ability of the country’s largest banks to withstand a major cyberattack, a move aimed at protecting the U.S. financial system in the event of a technology failure.
“You’re being conned. There’s no such thing. It doesn’t exist,” says Rik Ferguson, vice president for security research at Trend Micro. He’s talking about the much-discussed skills shortage in the cybersecurity sector.
Our latest victory shines the spotlight on Trend Micro TippingPoint and our next-generation intrusion prevention system (NGIPS). NSS Labs released its 2016 NGIPS Group Test report last week, and TippingPoint’s NGIPS earned a 99.5% score for security effectiveness.
The U.S. Secret Service received poor marks after a cybersecurity audit by the Office of Inspector General. The investigative report blamed the security issues on a lack of proper oversight and because the Secret Service traditionally has not prioritized cybersecurity.
A suspected Russian hacker has been arrested in the Czech Republic for his alleged role in a cyberattack on social media giant LinkedIn, sources told ABC News. The man was taken into custody by Czech National Police in Prague, based on a “red notice” issued by Interpol, the FBI said in a statement.
These techniques show that the best way to mitigate the risks brought about by this threat is to implement multiple layers of protection in different aspects of an enterprise network: from the gateway, to endpoints, to networks, and servers.
In a move to reiterate its “ongoing commitment” towards patient care, St. Jude Medical Inc. has announced plans for a Cyber Security Medical Advisory Board which will handle all issues related to cybersecurity standards of its medical devices, reports Reuters.
A new report found that 46% of cybersecurity professionals are actually recruited to pursue new job opportunities at least once per week! In other words, if your cybersecurity people aren’t happy, they won’t be around long.
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