Last year we analyzed an incident depicted in Star Wars: Episode IV. However, we got the feeling even back then that the security failures that led to the destruction of the Death Star were only the tip of the iceberg. The Empire’s problems with information systems security are clearly of a more galactic nature. Fortunately, researchers from Lucasfilm…

The Target breach in 2013 may not be the biggest retail breach in history, but for many retailers, it was their watershed moment. Point-of-sale (PoS) terminals were compromised for more than two weeks. 40 million card details and 70 million records of personal information swiped—part of which was “backlist,” historical transaction information dating back to more or less a…

Staff members are on the frontline when it comes to cyberattacks against their employers. They’re increasingly seen by hackers as a weak link in the cybersecurity chain. That’s why most threats today come via email, aimed squarely at tricking the recipient into downloading malware, divulging log-ins or making wire transfers to the attacker. We predict cumulative losses…

What springs to mind when you hear the phrase: “The future’s already here”? It evokes thoughts of new technologies that are poised to make life easier, better, and safer — not modern cyberthreats. But so-called next-generation threats are already here, too. On February 20, within the framework of the European Summit on Information Security (TEISS…

Kaspersky Lab always keeps a very close eye on the changing cyberthreat landscape. Knowledge of past and present makes the future more predictable and allows us to make annual forecasts for various verticals. Today we want to talk about the financial sector. Businesses and individuals alike make use of financial services. And wherever there’s money,…

The month of October 2017 is again the National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) for individuals and organizations. This year’s theme is shared responsibility which is something we’ve been talking a lot about when it comes to public cloud support for many years. This year Trend Micro will be supporting NCSAM with a new blog…

For a number of years, we’ve worked with and supported our Managed Service Provider (MSP) partners at Trend Micro and I’ve seen and heard a lot in that time. Over time, we’ve noticed a few trends when it comes to MSPs choosing a security vendor to partner with, and in an effort to save you…

Woburn, MA – March 1, 2017 – According to Kaspersky Lab’s research, more than two in five (43%) businesses who were victim to a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on their IT system believe their competitors were behind it. The research conducted by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International, shows that businesses think rival firms…

If you’ve been given responsibility for network security in a non-technical area of the business, there’s one eternal question that has been bedeviling admins for decades. Shelves of words have been spilled on the subject, to limited result. Everyone with cybersecurity responsibilities has their own crop of horror stories where an intransigent user has clicked…