As the dust settles on an extraordinary 2020, it’s time to turn our attention to the year ahead. We’re all hoping for better news in the coming months and a return to some kind of normalcy. But the truth is that many of the business trends that emerged during the crisis will remain with us, possibly for good. That’s no bad thing, especially if you have Trend Micro to support your digital transformation journey.
With some new roles for some old faces, we’re gearing up for another stand-out year to drive success and growth for our customers and partners.
The journey starts here
Unprecedented times can sometimes spark unprecedented measures. So it was that the COVID-19 crisis drove major structural changes and technology investments for organisations across the globe. McKinsey claims the pandemic has accelerated the adoption of some technologies by as much as several years. In supporting mass remote working, changes to business models, and internal transformation, digital innovation and particularly the cloud has been at the centre of this “quantum leap”.
Yet we know from the experience that while the coming year is likely to see yet more digital transformation as organisations look not simply to survive but thrive, it will also continue to bring cyber risk. Trend Micro blocked nearly nine million COVID-related email threats in the first half of 2020 alone. Many were aimed at home workers who may have let their guard down through insecure practices they wouldn’t replicate in the office.
Others took advantage of the fact that many remote working endpoints and home networks simply weren’t secured to the same level as those in the office. Ransomware actors and information stealers looked in particular to multi-stage attacks targeting vulnerable VPNs and Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) endpoints.
Cloud One is here for you
In 2021, Trend Micro UK will be supporting more organisations as they journey to the cloud to support remote work and business growth. Our flagship platform for doing so is Cloud One, a powerful modular offering designed to offer protection for: workloads, containers, file storage, serverless functions and cloud networks, alongside cloud security and compliance posture management. It offers three compelling advantages:
Automation built-in to each and every module to enhance security, accelerate DevOps and improve compliance efforts. This includes automated discovery and deployment, quick-start templates, and an Automation Center.
Flexibility via protection for hybrid cloud, multi-cloud, multi-service environments, and any kind of application delivery, across all major platforms.
All-in-one protection via a single platform to cover all aspects of cloud security, including physical and virtual machine environments.
At Trend Micro everything starts with people. Over the years we’ve been lucky enough to work with a hugely talented bunch of professionals across the business, who bring their expertise and passion to everything they do. As we hit the ground running in 2021, congratulations in particular go to:
Bharat Mistry, our former Principal Security Strategist, who starts a new role as Technical Director UK. He’ll be working closely with our system integrator partners and large public and private sector customers and managing teams of pre- and post-sales technical staff to drive success for your organisation.
Ross Baker moves to UK Country Manager and VP of Sales, looking after the UK’s market strategy, sales and partner teams as well as the marketing function and technical bench.
Kate Emery-James rejoins Trend Micro UK after nearly two years elsewhere. She’ll be our new Sales Director for Major Accounts and brings nearly two decades of industry experience to the role. Kate is also a passionate advocate for improving diversity in the cybersecurity sector—something Trend Micro as an organisation is committed to, from our CEO Eva Chen down.
As we head into another unpredictable year, Trend Micro is here to support your organisation.