Intelligent CISO Issue 10 | Page 9

news No More Ransom global initiative announces ESET as new partner SET – a global leader in information security software – has been announced as the latest partner of No More Ransom, an international initiative between Europol, the Dutch National Police and major cybersecurity organisations in the fight against ransomware. The collaborative project helps victims of ransomware attacks recover their personal data and has so E far managed to decrypt the infected computers of 72,000 victims worldwide. so far kept around US$22 million out of the pockets of cybercrimininals. With its 130 partners, the No More Ransom online portal hosts a collection of 59 free decryption tools from multiple security software vendors, covering 91 ransomware families. Users from around the world can access the tools for free in order to recover data held hostage by ransomware attacks. Launched in 2016, No More Ransom decryption tools have ESET has long been helping ransomware victims recover encrypted data, its decryption tools having previously been downloaded over 250,000 times. Now two of these tools will also be available to a wider audience through the free, centralised and user-friendly platform of No More Ransom. TREND MICRO HOLDS CAPTURE THE FLAG COMPETITION “There is a gap between skills learned through classroom education and the practical experience needed to protect organisations. Our global and regional CTF events help address this long- running challenge by providing real- world experience in a fun, competitive setting. A big thank you to everyone who took part and congratulations especially to team 217 on their win.” rend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, has announced the winners of its global Capture The Flag (CTF), an annual competition designed to help fill cybersecurity skills gaps in the most critical areas of need. Now in its fourth year, the Trend Micro CTF 2018 – Raimund Genes Cup invites T | Issue 10 teams from around the world to compete, strengthening the talent of young industry professionals. Trend Micro hosts nearly 20 CTFs each year around the world leading up to the main global event, all focusing on developing cybersecurity skills in young professionals to meet this vital need. “Our industry desperately needs more talented young professionals to grow in their cybersecurity career,” said Eva Chen, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer for Trend Micro. The CTF helps participants advance their skills in critically under-staffed areas, such as cybercrime analysis, targeted attacks, the Internet of Things (IoT), SCADA and open source intelligence (OSINT). 9