Trend Micro’s conference calls for heightened cybersecurity awareness

Cybersecurity services company Trend Micro reiterates the need for organizations to further strengthen their security posture amid rapid digitalization across industries. At its annual conference titled DECODE 2022, Trend Micro laid down insights from different speakers on what can be anticipated in the cybersecurity landscape this coming 2023.

DECODE 2022, Trend Micro’s free cybersecurity conference, carried the theme “Detect & Respond” and discussed key processes in identifying and addressing cyberthreats and attacks across various sectors from law enforcement and mobile payment platforms to popular games such as Genshin Impact.

“As hackers and scammers are now utilizing more sophisticated methods to access private information and data, cybersecurity awareness remains an urgent area of concern across various organizations, including the government,” said Ryan Flores, senior manager of Forward-Looking Threat Research at Trend Micro.

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Discussions from over 40 sessions covered topics that ranged from the interestingly similar setup cyber-criminal enterprises have with regular businesses – from start-up, mid-level, and large level – mirroring a legitimate company, to various case studies. Speakers also shared techniques for clustering complex data analysis, discussed different strategies used by Trend Micro itself, and discussed their personal experiences with trending online scams, malware, new phishing techniques, and even the potential dangers hiding behind captchas.

As part of Trend Micro’s advocacy of promoting diversity in the cybersecurity workforce and uplifting women in tech and IT specifically, participants also got to hear from Luna Javier, Creative Director and Co-Founder of Altitude Games, and Myrtle Ann Ramos, Founder and CEO of Block Tides as guest speakers for the Get IT Girl! segment of the conference. The two discussed their experiences in the industry following the theme “Women in Tech: Navigating the Metaverse” and shared a message of encouragement for the audience.

This year’s conference saw 1,000 more participants than the record 1200 from DECODE 2021, and over 800 student participants. Students in attendance were also treated to a session specifically for them, led by Erwin Dusojan, Trend Micro’s Senior Threat Researcher.

“We hope that, with DECODE 2022, we are able to once again showcase how Trend Micro is truly engineered to do good with our consistent efforts to bring together and empower the local cybersecurity community,” Flores said.

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