February 1, 2018
Trend Micro today announced the establishment of a Cybersecurity Research Centre in Toronto that will see it involved in a research collaboration and partnership agreement with Telus Communications.
The company said in a release that the new facility will work closely with other Trend Micro centres that include Austin, Manila, Munich, Ottawa, Prague, Taipei and Tokyo. said Eva Chen, CEO of Trend Micro.
“We chose Toronto because of the strength of the talent, as well as our overall increased investment in Canada,” said Eva Chen, the firm’s CEO.
Trend Micro said cybersecurity experts and staff will use advanced tools and techniques to conduct:
*Analysis to identify critical vulnerabilities in machines, networks and communication infrastructures
*Analysis of malware and exploits to identify and assess the taxonomy of advanced malwares; and,
*Custom research of cyber intrusions on behalf of enterprise customers.
Research teams’ findings will be further analyzed to:
*Help predict the types of threats that will impact critical assets and infrastructure
*Help develop appropriate security controls that can then be deployed to protect critical customer assets; and,
*Support the ongoing management and continuous monitoring of security controls.
Trend Micro said its relationship with Telus will allow both companies to provide Canada, and the world, with more effective security services against targeted threats.
“Companies must co-innovate to solve tough problems for their customers, as they are directly faced with constant cybersecurity and privacy threats,” said Ibrahim Gedeon, chief technology officer for Telus. “This is why we are working with Trend Micro to increase the existing protection of our customers. Our new partnership represents the steadfast belief that future data protection requires a highly integrated approach.”