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Prepare for the unexpected, warns Trend Micro Malaysia

AvantiKumar | Aug. 24, 2015
The weaknesses of many corporate networks have been revealed by the massive cyberattacks of 2014-15, said Trend Micro's Goh Chee Hoh.

Trend Micro Cloudsec KL

Photo - (From left) Rik Ferguson, Global VP or Security Research, Trend Micro Inc and Mr. Goh Chee Hoh, Managing Director of Trend Micro Malaysia.

 

The weaknesses of many corporate networks have been revealed by the massive cyberattacks during 2014 and 2015, said security solutions company Trend Micro.

Speaking during the fifth annual Cloudsec 2015 conference held in Kuala Lumpur recently, Trend Micro Malaysia's managing director Goh Chee Hoh was among several speakers who noted the cyberattacks had revealed the shortcomings of corporate IT strategy in overcoming advanced threats and targeted attacks.

"Cyberattacks are increasingly rampant and it is vital for organisations to prepare for the unexpected threats and upgrade their security strategies to address new digital challenges better," said Goh.

"Data is precious and that is what cyberattackers aim for as they craft different attack methods," he said, adding that organisations needed better strategies and solutions to overcome the unexpected security challenges that will come tomorrow.

"This makes conference platforms such as Cloudsec valuable, as these initiatives help to collate the expertise of the industry's leaders and delivers this through interesting presentations and discussions, to help attendees better understand and respond to the latest cybersecurity issues and challenges better."

The event Included keynotes from Trend Micro's Rik Ferguson, Vice President, Security Research, and Dhanya Thakkar, managing director, Asia Pacific, Trend Micro, who discussed how cybercrime networks operate.

In addition, national ICT agency Multimedia Development Corporation's (MDeC's) vice president Infotech Division, Norhizam Abdul Kadir, delivered a keynote on the state of cloud computing in Malaysia

CLOUDSEC 2015 was held in Kuala Lumpur on 20 August 2015 in addition to seven other major cities across the world - Singapore, Hong Kong, Taipei, Bangkok, Mumbai, Seoul, and London.

 

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