Trend Micro to elevate cybersecurity in the country through conference, training
Company and business-issued devices are used for personal affairs while work data and confidential information are transferred through home internet service providers. Together with this inevitable mix of work and home comes the arising danger of cybercrime. However, not all businesses are ready for this digital transformation nor are they prepared for the cyber threats that may come their way. “2020 was in a lot of ways a catalyst for changes, as much as it was a gamechanger. The ways that our normal had to change in 2020 was a combination of those that were totally unexpected, and those that we have foreseen but didn’t expect to have to deal with so soon,” said Joahnna Hipolito, Technical Communications Manager of Trend Micro Research. Arising cyberthreats According to cybersecurity global leader Trend Micro’s 2021 Security Predictions, threats will continue to persist in 2021 as telecommuting continues to be the norm. With this, organizations and users alike have to work together in coming up with measures to make WFH setups safe and secure. “One of those is the need for employees to be fully and immediately prepared to be part of their company’s security strategy. Companies can’t afford to simply wait for a security-focused mindset change among employees, they need to be trained well and soon,” Hipolito added. To help combat threats in the cyber sphere in the Philippines, Trend Micro aims to address this security gap in businesses and organizations through a series of training programs and an annual conference. DECODE 2020: Elevate Trend Micro kickstarted this advocacy with DECODE 2020 held November of last year carrying the theme ‘Elevate: Transform Rapidly, Seamlessly, Securely’. Due to the quarantine restrictions, DECODE 2020 went virtual gathering about 3,000 IT professionals and experts nationwide. The three-day online conference gathered different sectors such as banking, finance, insurance, business and professional services, and the government.