Trend Micro PH aims to elevate cyberdefenders’ skills

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    Annual conference “Decode” transforms into a bigger, more interactive,
    and virtual community of Filipino IT professionals across the globe.

    THE need for any business to transform has become urgently necessary, more especially with the abrupt and unexpected emergence of the ‘new normal.’ As numerous businesses are forced to streamline or even halt their operations, it is not surprising that cybercriminals continuously thrive, even more creatively and strategically than ever.

    “The pandemic did not just change the way businesses—and subsequently, their employees—operate; the nature of certain criminal activities have also changed in this time of isolation,” said cybersecurity experts in the Trend Micro 2020 Mid-Year Security Report.

    “Trend Micro’s mission is to make the internet a safer place, and we will continue to proactively disrupt cybercriminal activities. We’ve never felt more motivated to work toward this mission as people need protection during such times as these. Mutual help and support are extremely important for our goal to succeed.”

    Elevate beyond the ordinary

    As new threats arise, all organizations must accept the need for transformation. Logically, this is the time when information technology (IT) professionals should be armed not only with the right tools but also with the right knowledge and skills. As cyber-defenders, they must elevate to facilitate their businesses’ transformation in the most rapid, seamless, and secure way possible.

    This timely concern and more come into focus in the fourth edition of Decode PH. With the theme ‘Elevate: Transform Rapidly, Seamlessly, Securely,’ the annual conference itself is transforming as it goes fully virtual. From being a one-day event, it will also expand into a 3-day summit from November 10 to 12, 2020.

    Decode 2020 is aiming to gather over 3,000 Filipino IT experts from various organizations across the country, and even abroad. The 3-day conference will discuss up-to-date information about the threat landscape, industry trends, and new technologies for the participants’ further empowerment amid the interesting times.

    Decode 2020 sessions

    As the summit goes virtual, it is more than doubling the number of sessions—from 15 in the previous edition to 40 this year. Each of the 30-minute session will be streamed one by one, instead of simultaneously, which was how it was done physically in the previous three years.

    Among the highlights are keynote sessions of Hathaway Global, LLC President Melissa Hathaway, who will discuss the way digital infrastructures are responding to ‘new normal’ demands; SyCip Gorres Velayo & Co Cybersecurity, Privacy, and Trusted Technology Principal Philip Casanova, who will share timeless principles he learned in his over two-decade journey as a Philippine-based cybersecurity professional; and Trend Micro Director and Data Scientist for Threat Research Jon Oliver, who will share his assessment of the ongoing evolution of the malware and security landscapes.

    Moreover, Decode 2020 will also feature sidetracks outside the regular sessions. As a virtual conference, it will also introduce new features like the virtual lounge where participants can do their networking via a chat box during breaks. At the same time, Decode will be emerging as a community aside from being an annual summit. Successful registrants will be able to keep their accounts for a year so they can readily playback the summit sessions anytime and possibly interact with other IT professionals in the network.

    To register for free, visit the official website at https://decodeph.com/

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