Intelligent CIO Africa Issue 72 | Page 20

“ The Digital Transformation in the Middle East and Africa region has been massive and that has led to an increase in the attack surface ”, said Thakkar . “ Through our MEA headquarters we aim to secure the digital ambitions of individuals , organisations , communities , and economies . Our expertise and solutions will continue to prove vital in the months and years ahead as we , our partners , and our customers take on the threat landscape with renewed passion and ingenuity .”
Dr Moataz Bin Ali , Area Vice President &
Managing Director , Trend Micro MEA
“ The launch of our Riyadh HQ is a futuristic step and a demonstration of our dedication to securing the digital ambitions of the Kingdom and the region ”, said Dr Ali . “ The threat landscape is evolving every day and it is important that organisations in the region recognise the risk and are ready to commit to a more decisive action on their threat strategies to support their risk postures . As they continue to thrive in the new normal , Trend Micro will be at their side and will do everything in its capacity to secure their digital journeys .”
‘ Executive Briefing Centre ’ to host officials from both public and private sectors to showcase cutting-edge cybersecurity innovations . The HQ will also facilitate an ‘ Innovation and Learning Centre ’, that will provide skilling opportunities for graduates and professionals to accelerate their journeys in cybersecurity and information security .
“ Saudi Arabia ’ s vision and investments in Digital Transformation and commitment to cybersecurity have been commendable , and that ’ s why we chose to establish our headquarters here ,” said Simzer . “ The launch of our MEA HQ in Riyadh demonstrates Trend Micro ’ s commitment to safeguarding the region ’ s future with innovative solutions . We aspire to become the preferred cybersecurity partner to organisations and communities in the new digital economy , paving the way for a more secure , and brighter digital future of MEA .”
Trend Micro ’ s efforts in the region continue to build resilience for enterprises and empower them to navigate the evolving threat landscape . As per the latest Trend Micro Midyear Cybersecurity Report 2022 , the company ’ s industry-leading solutions detected and blocked nearly 600 million threats and attacks , protecting cloud environments , networks and endpoints across the Middle East and Africa .
Trend Micro is also working closely across public and private sectors to bridge the skills gap in cybersecurity as well as transfer knowledge expertise in the region . Some of the recent efforts include , collaboration with the Saudi Federation for Cybersecurity , Programming and Drones ( SAFCSP ) on the Tuwaiq Academy to train professionals on Cloud , Endpoint and XDR security ; and partnership with CyberTalents to empower Arab and African youth from over 25 countries in the field of cybersecurity through scholarship opportunities . p
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