Risk Decisions in an Imperfect World

Risk decisions are the foundation of information security. Sadly, they are also one of the most often misunderstood parts of information security. This is bad enough on its own but can sink any effort at education as an organization moves towards a DevOps philosophy. To properly evaluate the risk of an event, two components are…
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Suddenly Teleworking, Securely

So you suddenly have a lot of staff working remotely. Telework is not new and a good percentage of the workforce already does so. But the companies who have a distributed workforce had time to plan for it, and to plan for it securely. A Lot of New Teleworkers All At Once This event can…
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The Everyday Cyber Threat Landscape: Trends from 2019 to 2020

The past 12 months have been another bumper year for cybercrime affecting everyday users of digital technology. Trend Micro blocked more than 26.8 billion of these threats in the first half of 2019 alone. The bad news is that there are many more out there waiting to steal your personal data for identity fraud, access…
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In Identity Theft the Target is You!

The hard truth is that identity data is the new gold—and criminal panhandlers are mining it for sale and distribution on the Dark Web. Indeed, the internet provides ways for big data breaches to result in disastrous leaks of huge databases of personal information, resulting in detailed profiles of individuals—based on their internet behaviors, including…
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Movie Tech Review: Child’s Play 2019

A while back, Rik & Kasia Ferguson shared their thoughts on the movie, “Unfriended: The Dark Web.” The dark web and technology in general plays a pivotal role in the movie’s plot, so the team decided it would be interesting to have a real-world expert review. Everyone had a lot of fun, and thus Trend…
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The Safety of Your Data On Social Media

Trend Micro recently asked a simple question on Twitter, “Are you worried about the safety of your data when using social media?” More than 33,000 responses later and the answer is a toss up. The discussions in response to our tweet didn’t provide a clear answer either. This is despite months of high profile Facebook…
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