Trend Micro to provide expertise and research to ITU
By Digital News Asia November 28, 2013
- Trend Micro and ITU to distribute co-branded info to key influencers and audiences
- Trend to also provide ITU resources from its Internet Safety for Kids & Families initiative
TREND Micro Inc has announced a partnership with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations agency for information and communication technologies, to support its Global Cybersecurity Agenda.
Through this partnership, Trend Micro will provide institutional expertise and research to the ITU, in addition to resources from the company’s Internet Safety for Kids & Families initiative. This includes global threat reports, access to a worldwide network of TrendLabs researchers and threat alert updates, the company said in a statement.
This relationship will better equip ITU's 193 member states, as well as more than 700 private-sector entities and academic institutions, with the latest information to fight cyber threats globally, Trend Micro said in a statement.
“This partnership reinforces Trend Micro's mission and commitment to making the world safe for exchanging digital information,” its chief technology officer Raimund Genes (pic, left) said at the announcement in conjunction with the recent ITU Telecom World Summit in Bangkok.
“We look forward to further contributing to global cybersecurity and are proud to have earned the trust of ITU to be at the forefront of suppressing dangerous online activity.
“Our open and ongoing exchange of research, resources and technology will play an important role in helping ITU inform key stakeholders about current and future cyber threats that can impact their respective constituencies,” he added.
Trend Micro and ITU will distribute co-branded information to key influencers and audiences on a regular basis. Alerts will be activated as needed in real-time via ESCAPE, ITU’s secure communication portal that disseminates important information, including details about global implications and mitigation procedures for high-impact threat incidents.
“As part of our emphasis on connecting the world through a seamless communications system, it is important to make sure that cyber threats don’t undermine our cause,” said ITU Secretary-General Hamadoun I. Toure (pic above, right).
“By making the latest research and resources available, Trend Micro is supporting our vision by providing expertise and resources to help people avoid being victimised by criminal and irresponsible online behaviour,” he added.
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