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12 of the biggest things Trustwave did in 2013

This past year was an eventful one for Trustwave – as it was for the entire information security industry. As data breaches rolled on, malware advanced and compliance requirements stiffened, Trustwave responded with updated products and services, stronger-than-ever intelligence and expertise, and unwavering curiosity.

We are adding to our mantle

We've got some great news to share! Trustwave recently received the “Network Access Control Solution of the Year” award at the 2013 Computing Security Awards ceremony, held recently at Hotel Russell in London.

Meet the Self-Sealing Network

As businesses prepare themselves for the inevitability of business transformation through mobility, BYOD still stands as the big elephant in the room. While 75 percent of organizations allow employee-owned devices on the network, just 9 percent of them are fully aware of how, when and whose devices are accessing their networks throughout the workday. And when organizations can't even answer those basic questions, it becomes nearly impossible to enforce policies and control how user-owned devices interact with sensitive data.

Media Outlet Gets Hacked (On Purpose)

It only took an embroidered hat and polo shirt for Trustwave’s Senior Security Consultant Philip Pieterse to gain access to a media outlet’s offices, systems and private data. Posing as a telecommunications engineer, Pieterse walked into an office full of people, sat down at the Managing Director’s desk and downloaded a sensitive file. The Managing Director’s colleagues noticed Pieterse but didn’t say anything because they didn’t want to cause a stir.

Survey Says... BYOD Here to Stay

According to the Ovum 2013 multi-market BYOX (bring-your-own-anything) employee study, BYOD is here to stay. The global industry analyst firm encourages CIOs to respond with a clear strategy, warning business leaders to “respond and adapt now to this change in employee behaviour, rather than being steamrollered by it.”

Security Not Just a Board-Level Issue; It's Personal

Corporate board members and other senior executives don’t start their day thinking about targeted cyber-attacks, but the same isn’t true for malicious hackers. Through stealthy and extremely targeted campaigns, these attackers can go after every document, spreadsheet and presentation on an executive’s computer – sending highly confidential data and corporate secrets to an attacker’s computer in a matter of seconds.

The Wall Street Journal: Companies Hire Ethical Hackers to Dupe Employees; Crutches as Props

In a front page story in today’s Wall Street Journal, Trustwave’s Practice Manager for Physical Security and Social Engineering Ryan Jones discusses tactics ethical hackers use to demonstrate to companies how cybercriminals may break into their systems. Jones has more than 15 years of experience in network and physical security. In the story, which also includes a photograph of Jones in one of his many undercover uniforms, Jones reveals how he has successfully gained access to data centers, warehouses and executive suites.

2013 Trustwave Global Security Report Now Available

The 2013 Trustwave Global Security Report is now available. The greport reveals eye-opening findings about global data breaches and security trends. Throughout 2012, Trustwave compiled data from 450 global data breach investigations, more than 2,500 penetration tests, more than nine million Web application attacks, more than two million network and vulnerability scans, more than five million malicious websites, more than 20 billion emails as well as extensive research and analysis of zero-day security threats.

Forbes: Is Your Mobile App Safe?

Trustwave Director of Application Security Services Charles Henderson offers his take on mobile app security in this Forbes article. He's one of the folks at Trustwave SpiderLabs who tests mobile application security on behalf of clients.