Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, announced partnerships with several leading cybersecurity training providers to help businesses protect their employees from the latest cyber threats. To ensure customers have a wide variety of training styles and formats, Trend Micro is teaming up with four leading partners: NINJIO, InfoSec, NextTech Security, and GoldPhish.
The new training materials are available on Trend Micro’s Phish Insight tool, which is a free, highly flexible security awareness solution. This new educational platform will offer customers a diverse library of training content to enhance employee awareness initiatives and arm organisations with the resources they need to improve overall enterprise security.
According to CyberSecurity Malaysia (CSM), cyber fraud recorded the highest number of incidents with 1,963 out of the total 2,977 cybercrime cases reported from January to April this year. Trend Micro emphasises that all businesses today are susceptible to socially engineered phishing emails and Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks, which can cause severe financial and reputational damage.
“We want to help make the digital world safer and have partnered with four leading organisations from around the world to offer educational resources to complement our free Phish Insight tool. Adding educational resources allow companies to not only test their employees’ security awareness, but also improve this awareness,” said Goh Chee Hoh, Managing Director at Trend Micro Malaysia.
Trend Micro’s 2018 Security Roundup report revealed that Malaysia ranked second in Southeast Asia for experiencing the most business email compromise (BEC) attacks last year, only preceded by Singapore. The latest improvements to Phish Insight will enable businesses to better train staff to curb the impact of these threats.
In line with customer feedback, Trend Micro is working with multiple proven training providers to offer a wide range of content to fit the broadest possible variety of organisational cultures – whether that’s a more conservative teaching style or animated story telling. Some firms will prefer micro learning experiences for their employees whereas other will prefer longer more detailed training sessions, the key is to have enough choice to meet this demand.
Customers will have access to the content that best fits their needs with no contracts or subscriptions, completely free for the first six months during a beta period. In addition to that, Trend Micro will also be launching a Certification Program in IT Security (CPITS) in SEA in 2020. The program aims to equip recent computer science graduates with hands-on experience and skills, helping them kickstart a career in the cybersecurity industry with Trend Micro.