Shoring up your cybersecurity posture in light of ongoing crisis
|Trend Micro is closely monitoring the Russian invasion of Ukraine. There is potential for worldwide cyber attacks outside the immediate region. Organizations should be aware of this very real scenario and put themselves in a position to protect themselves. |
Since cyber attacks may take on a range of tactics, it is important that customers prepare for a variety of situations rather than focusing on a single type of threat. We have included three key recommendations:
– Revisit your overall security posture and ensure that you have fully deployed and properly configured your protection around best practices – similar to fortifying your environment against ransomware and destructive attacks. Enable specific controls, such as ransomware protection and behavioral monitoring, and make sure EDR is deployed on critical assets.
– Ensure all products and technology have the latest updates and patches – many attacks start with exploits of known vulnerabilities that may have already been patched. Take note of high-severity vulnerabilities and external-facing servers and infrastructure.
– Be vigilant around suspicious activity in your network and digital environment. Pay attention to new/unusual traffic and abnormal activity within operations. Monitor detection alerts and request assistance if needed.
We have provided resources to outline current information and recommendations and will continue to update as the situation unfolds:
Trend Micro Security Alert: Recommendations for enhanced security posture in light of heightened global cyber threat activity
Trend Micro Enterprise Blog – Global Cyberattacks: Managing risk in chaotic times
Trend Micro Enterprise Blog – Ukraine Cyberattack 2022: Geopolitical Cybersecurity
Trend Micro Consumer Blog – Keeping safe with Trend Micro Security during these uncertain times
Trend Micro researchers and threat hunters are monitoring the landscape for new attacks/threats and will update our detection and protection. We want to reassure our customers that Trend Micro is being vigilant, monitoring our own infrastructure as well as our SaaS and other technology platforms.
While we hope that the current crisis resolves quickly, Trend Micro is prepared to support our customers that may be negatively impacted. Continue to visit trendmicro.com for additional information and do not hesitate to reach out to your authorized Trend Micro Support representative for further assistance.