The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2017-12-06T01:01:01Z Trend Micro predicts vulnerabilities will drive major cyberattacks in 2018 2017-12-06T01:01:01Z trend-micro-predicts-vulnerabilities-will-drive-major-cyberattacks-in-2018 SYDNEY, 6 December 2017 – This year, cyberattacks continued to plague business leaders, with major breaches occurring due to known vulnerabilities. Trend Micro, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, predicts the trend of known vulnerabilities being used in major attacks will continue in 2018 as corporate attack surfaces expand and expose more security holes. Patch management and employee education should be prioritised for all executives to protect an organisation’s most critical data.  As information technology and operational technology (IT/OT) continue to converge, enterprise applications and platforms will be at risk of manipulation and vulnerabilities, as stated in Trend Micro’s 2018 predictions report.  “Many devastating cyberattacks in 2017 leveraged known vulnerabilities that could have been prevented had they been patched beforehand. This trend will continue into 2018 as corporate attack surfaces expand and expose more security holes,” said Dr Jon Oliver, director and data scientist at Trend Micro. While this remains a challenge for enterprises, executives should prioritise vulnerability management as they make 2018 cybersecurity plans This is particularly relevant with the Notifiable Data Breaches scheme coming into effect in Australia on 22 February 2018.”  The reports highlights that ransomware will continue to be a mainstay due to its proven success and that  there will be an increase in targeted ransomware attacks, in which the criminals go after a single organisation to disrupt operations and force a larger ransom payout. Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks will also continue to gain popularity with attackers, as the return on investment for successful attacks is quite high. Australian businesses and organisations need to be vigilant and implement strict protocols on internal processes, especially when making any financial transactions to avoid being affected.   “The mandatory data breach notification scheme for Australia as well as the GDPR legislation in Europe, both which will come into effect next year will have an impact on how businesses and organisations view and report breaches,” continued Dr. Oliver. “These laws will lead to greater transparency and accountability among Australian enterprises which will help minimise the impact on customers and reduce the value of the stolen data, thereby acting as a deterrent to cybercriminals. ”  Trend Micro also predicts an increase in Internet of Things (IoT) vulnerabilities as more devices are manufactured without security regulations or industry standards. Overall, the increased connectivity and enlarged attack surface presents new opportunities for cybercriminals to leverage known issues to penetrate a corporate network.   Threat actors will also leverage growing technologies, like blockchain and machine learning, to enhance obfuscation against traditional cybersecurity protections. For this reason, Trend Micro recommends a layered, cross-generational defense strategy, which combines the latest security techniques with proven tactics that reinforce nearly 30 years of experience protecting some of the biggest global brands.   Highlights from Trend Micro’s 2018 predictions report include:      * Vulnerabilities will be key to successful attacks in 2018. The most appealing vulnerabilities to attackers are likely to be those that have been around for a while but have not been patched in corporate networks. ·       * Cybercriminals will look to target single organisations, possibly in an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) environment, for a ransomware attack that will disrupt the operations and affect the automated production line. ·    * GDPR will be used as an extortion mechanism in ransomware. Cybercriminals could target private data covered by the regulation and ask companies to pay an extortion fee rather than risk punitive fines of up to four percent of their annual turnover. ·       * More IoT devices, like biometric trackers, drones, speakers and voice assistants, will be hijacked to track data, hijack deliveries, hack into home networks, and more. ·       * Technologies like machine learning and blockchain will be circumvented and abused by cybercriminals at an increased rate. ·       * BEC incidents will multiply in 2018, leading to as much as US$9 billion* in global losses. ·      * Cyber-propaganda campaigns will be refined using tried-and-tested techniques from past spam campaigns. To access the complete report, “Paradigm Shifts: Trend Micro Security Predictions for 2018,” please visit: https://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/au/security/research-and-analysis/predictions/2018.   About Trend Micro Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, helps to make the world safe for exchanging digital information. Our innovative solutions for consumers, businesses, and governments provide layered security for data centers, cloud environments, networks, and endpoints. All our products work together to seamlessly share threat intelligence and provide a connected threat defense with centralised visibility and control, enabling better, faster protection. With over 5,000 employees in over 50 countries and the world’s most advanced global threat intelligence, Trend Micro enables organisations to secure their journey to the cloud. For more information, visit www.trendmicro.com.au.   ### Trend Micro IoT Security suTrend Micro IoT Security support for Mentor Automotive ConnectedOS™ 2017-12-01T02:19:24Z trend-micro-iot-security-sutrend-micro-iot-security-support-for-mentor-automotive-connectedos SYDNEY, 1 December 2017 – As cars become more connected and smarter, security requirements for automotive systems are constantly growing. Recent attacks, mainly aimed at door lock and brake systems, have shown the vulnerability of smart cars, even forcing some car manufacturers to recall certain models. Trend Micro, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today announced that Trend Micro IoT Security supports Mentor Automotive ConnectedOS™ from Mentor, a Siemens business. Mentor Automotive ConnectedOS™ is deployed in many in-vehicle infotainment systems (IVI) and driver information systems (Cluster) for a variety of automotive manufacturers.  “IoT devices bring immense challenges for all industries as they open new areas for criminals to attack. Effective IoT security needs to be implemented on all levels, on-device, as well as on the network and server,” said Eva Chen, co-founder and CEO of Trend Micro. “With IoT Security supporting Mentor Automotive ConnectedOS™, we are able to build in security from the start and ensure it is not just an afterthought.”  Trend Micro IoT Security is a security solution for IoT devices connecting outside the vehicle with IP communications on general purpose operating systems. It reduces security risks by adopting the solution in the design and development stage. This provides better overall security for the connected car due to vulnerable holes that occur with bolted on security measures, which allow attackers access to the system.  “Trend Micro’s support for Mentor Automotive ConnectedOS™ will help us more effectively address the growing system security concerns of our automotive customers,” said Michael Ziganek, director of infotainment for Mentor’s automotive business unit. The key functions of Trend Micro IoT Security are:  ·       Risk detection Identify risks using anomaly detection File integrity verification Vulnerability detection  ·       System protection Access control Intrusion detection Virtual patching ·       Security visibility Security dashboard and management console  Mentor plans the following events for showing the demo of Trend Micro IoT Security running on Mentor Automotive ConnectedOS™:  ·       30 November 2017 in Munich, Germany Mentor IESF Munich 2017 https://www.mentor.com/events/iesf/automotive-conference ·       1 December 2017 in Tokyo, Japan Mentor Forum 2017 – Automotive Day: http://www.mentorg.co.jp/events/MF2017_AutomotiveDay ·       9 – 12 January 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA CES 2018 Mentor Hospitality Suite, Westgate Hotel: http://www.ces.tech/ (Please contact Mentor at embedded_events@mentor.com for an appointment to visit our suite)               To learn more about Trend Micro IoT Security, please visit: https://www.trendmicro.com/us/iot-security/.   For more information on the vulnerabilities presented by IoT devices, see this research:  https://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/us/security/threat-intelligence-center/internet-of-things.   About Trend Micro Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, helps to make the world safe for exchanging digital information.  Our innovative solutions for consumers, businesses, and governments provide layered security for data centres, cloud environments, networks, and endpoints. All our products work together to seamlessly share threat intelligence and provide a connected threat defense with centralised visibility and control, enabling better, faster protection. With more than 6,000 employees in over 50 countries and the world’s most advanced global threat intelligence, Trend Micro enables organisations to secure their journey to the cloud. For more information, visit www.trendmicro.com.au.   ### Trend Micro Acquires Immunio and Expands Hybrid Cloud Security for DevOps Lifecycle 2017-11-27T23:55:45Z trend-micro-acquires-immunio-and-expands-hybrid-cloud-security-for-devops-lifecycle SYDNEY, 28 November 2017 – As companies build and deploy applications faster across everything from cloud to containers, any drag on the DevOps lifecycle can create drag on an entire business. In response to this, Trend Micro, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today announced the expansion of its Hybrid Cloud Security solution scope. New capabilities, attained through a combination of acquired assets of Montréal, Canada-based Immunio and in-house development, increase the automated protection that Trend Micro can provide throughout the DevOps lifecycle. These capabilities will be demonstrated at AWS re:Invent 2017 in Las Vegas, Nov. 27 through Dec. 1 (booth#1812). “We are excited to acquire Immunio’s application protection technology, their team of application security experts and their customers,” said Bill McGee, SVP and GM of Hybrid Cloud Security at Trend Micro. “Technology changes, like cloud computing and container platforms, are enabling faster application development. Immunio’s run-time application security allows our customers to increase protection against software vulnerabilities within the applications they are building.” Trend Micro is also enhancing its container-specific security capabilities, by supporting container image scanning, which allows security issues to be identified and resolved prior to production release. Customers will be able to scan images in the container registry so that development teams can fix issues prior to deployment and apply run-time protection capabilities based on findings from the imaging. These capabilities will be generally available in April 2018.  Gartner reports* that, “By 2019, more than 70 percent of enterprise DevSecOps initiatives will have incorporated automated security vulnerability and configuration scanning for open-source components and commercial packages, up from less than 10% in 2016.” Trend Micro’s new capabilities fit neatly into the DevOps lifecycle, with Immunio bringing early detection and protection against application vulnerabilities, and container image scanning allowing for the publishing and protection of secure container images. The result of these additions are secure, resilient applications and dramatic improvements in run-time operations, whether they are located on-premise or in the public cloud. McGee continued, “Many of our advanced customers have adopted DevOps lifecycle practices and are using Trend Micro Deep Security in an automated way to provide server and application protection. These new advancements are extending the protection we provide and ensuring that organisations can continue to develop and deploy applications quickly while remaining secure.” For those attending AWS re:Invent, visit the Trend Micro booth (#1812) during the show to learn more about the work Trend Micro is doing to protect organisations who are using Amazon Web Services, or find out more online at www.trendmicro.com/aws.       Gartner Disclaimer Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organisation and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.   About IMMUNIOIMMUNIO is a pioneer in real-time web application security (RASP), providing automatic detection and protection against application security vulnerabilities. The company’s mission is to make truly effective real-time web protection technology easily available and widely deployed, and by doing so, stop the biggest source of breached data records. For more information, visit https://www.immun.io/ or follow @immunio.   About Trend Micro Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, helps to make the world safe for exchanging digital information. Our innovative solutions for consumers, businesses, and governments provide layered security for data centers, cloud environments, networks and endpoints. All our products work together to seamlessly share threat intelligence and provide a connected threat defense with centralised visibility and control, enabling better, faster protection. With more than 5,000 employees in over 50 countries and the world’s most advanced global threat intelligence, Trend Micro enables organisations to secure their journey to the cloud. For more information, visit www.trendmicro.com.au. Vend introduces Dott, the AI partner for retail 2017-11-21T23:16:36Z vend-introduces-dott-the-ai-partner-for-retail Vend introduces Dott, the AI partner for retail   Leading retail software company takes first steps into AI to help retailers grow and compete, as part of major platform investment   Melbourne, Australia - 22 November 2017 - Today point-of-sale and retail management software firm Vend launches Dott, an artificial intelligence (AI) tool for retail stores and part of the new Vend Platform.   As part of a major platform refresh in Vend, Dott aims to help retailers make better decisions about their stores and how to grow, bringing the much talked-about promise of AI to life for retail. Neither male nor female, Dott works as a friendly dot within Vend to surface suggestions and tips for retail users based on their activity in real-time.   “AI means many things to different people, from talking to Siri to autonomous cars. We wanted to simply present Vend as if you had a partner in your retail business that greeted you every day and was keeping an eye on things 24/7, making really smart suggestions on what to do next to grow,” says Vend Founder Vaughan Rowsell.   Dott learns about the retailer and their business based on how they use the Vend Platform day to day, and by analysing their sales, product, customer and inventory information in real-time. It then makes personalised suggestions to retailers on what they should do next to grow their business, literally helping retailers join the dots. In its first iteration, this will include surfacing ways to engage with customers and keep them coming back, and how to best report on their inventory to keep the right products in stock. Dott will also learn industry-wide trends from tens of thousands of retailers using the Vend platform across 140 countries. As it learns and develops further, Dott will be able to give retailers a heads up on new product trends and customer behaviour, provide regular reminders to replenish stock or fulfil an order, or analyse a retailer’s sales trends and provide suggestions on promotions to run or customers to re-engage.   The launch of Dott is part of a major investment in the Vend Platform and is only the start of the company’s push into AI. Vend plans to grow its product and engineering teams by 25% in the next six months so they can go deeper into these new areas of AI and big data, as well as building for other best of breed platforms and new online retail channels like Facebook and Instagram. It is currently hiring for software engineers, product managers and product designers in its Auckland office.   “Vend is the only pure cloud-based retail POS platform for inventory-based retailers. Introducing Dott means the system can learn things about retail and develop insights that haven’t been available before for small to medium retail store owners,” says Vaughan. “We’re really pumped about this launch, and did we mention - we’re hiring.”   Vend has also delivered a large pipeline of new features and services over the past six months. This includes a totally reimagined mission-control home dashboard, a re-built and streamlined core inventory platform, and a soon-to-be-launched suite of advanced promotions, plus the popular Scanner by Vend inventory counting app. Vend has also recently announced partnerships with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Square in Canada and the UK, PaymentSense in the UK and Yoco in South Africa.   Dott in its first iteration is live on the Vend Platform from today.     - ends - Media contact: Kathryn Van Kuyk, Bench PR 0414 726 958   About Vend Vend is cloud-based point-of-sale and retail management software that lets retailers run their business in-store, online, and on-the-go. Vend’s software includes inventory management, Ecommerce, customer loyalty, and reporting analytics. Vend integrates with other world-leading business and payments applications including Shopify, Square, Xero and PayPal, and is a key retail partner in Apple’s global Mobility Partner Program. Vend is trusted by retailers in over 140 countries and is used in more than 20,000 stores worldwide. Founded in 2010, Vend has offices in Auckland, Melbourne, London, San Francisco and Toronto, and has raised more than A$60 million from top-tier investors. For more information, please visit: http://www.vendhq.com/au.     Skillsoft launches industry’s first Digital Transformation Learning Solution to prepare modern workforces for digital readiness at global scale 2017-11-07T23:19:13Z skillsoft-launches-industry-s-first-digital-transformation-learning-solution-to-prepare-modern-workforces-for-digital-readiness-at-global-scale SYDNEY, November 8, 2017 — Skillsoft, the global leader in corporate learning, today announced the industry’s first digital transformation course series aimed at helping customers leverage digital technology at scale to drive productivity, increase efficiency and spur innovation. Digital Transformation Fundamentals for Business will feature more than 40 courses across seven domains: Essentials of Transformation Technologies, Data Science, Designing Digital Experiences, Agility for Digital Transformation, Digital Marketing & Communications, Virtual Collaboration and Emerging Digital Competencies. Digital transformation is driving a convergence of business and management skills with traditional IT skills. This convergence is causing companies to rethink standing organisational structures, create new roles and recruit and develop new skillsets and competencies. Recent research shows that digital transformation delivers. Companies that embrace digital transformation have 16 percent higher revenues, generate 26 percent more profit and 12 percent greater market valuations. However, research also found that only 46 percent of companies are investing in skills to prepare the organisation for digital transformation.[1] Further, primary research with Skillsoft customers shows that more than two-thirds of all organisations believe they do not have the right leadership skillset, competencies or operating models to adapt. “As digital transformation drives the creation of new business models, there is an imperative to develop digital intelligence across all levels of organisations. Successfully navigating the shift to digital and preparing an organisation’s talent base is one of the most significant challenges facing learning leaders today,” said Bill Donoghue, Chairman and CEO of the Skillsoft Group. “Skillsoft’s new digital transformation course series is designed to help customers address this talent readiness challenge and prepare for the road ahead in industry-changing technologies such as cloud, data analytics and IoT.” “Digital transformation is fast becoming a centerpiece for strategic thinking in many organisations. However, many organisations are just starting out on their journey,” said Michael Rochelle, Chief Strategy Officer and Principal HCM Analyst, at the Brandon Hall Group. “There are several critical success factors for the transformation – one of those is recognising the need for training on data science and business intelligence. Skillsoft, a pioneer in learning and training, has developed an innovative digital transformation course series which offers the depth and breadth needed to address this highly specialised form of training.” “Digital transformation is a broad and deep new approach that needs a focus on reinvention of competencies and skills regardless of level, function or industry,” said Jim Sinur, Vice President of Research and Aragon Fellow, Aragon Research. “Skillsoft is delivering needed clarity for many of the topics under the digital umbrella. If you are an executive looking for results, a manager looking to deliver business outcomes while adding new ways of accomplishing goals or a skilled worker hoping to add new skillsets for a better future, you should consider evaluating Skillsoft.”   To learn more about Skillsoft’s new Digital Transformation course series: ·         Visit this solution web page ·         View this infographic ·         Read this blog ·         Watch this video The first Digital Transformation Fundamentals for Business courses will be available in January 2018 on both Percipio, Skillsoft’s intelligent learning platform, and Skillport.   About SkillsoftSkillsoft is the global leader in corporate learning, providing the most engaging learner experience and high-quality content. We are trusted by the world's leading organizations, including 65 percent of the Fortune 500. Our mission is to build beautiful technology and engaging content that drives business impact for today’s modern enterprise. Our 500,000+ multi-modal courses, videos, authoritative content chapters and micro-learning modules are accessed more than 130 million times every month, in 160 countries and 29 languages. With 100 percent secure cloud access, from any device, whenever, wherever. www.skillsoft.com    [1] Digital Talent Gap Card New SUSE Cloud Application Platform Speeds DevOps, IT Transformation 2017-11-07T00:14:03Z new-suse-cloud-application-platform-speeds-devops-it-transformation SYDNEY (OpenStack Summit) – 7 November 2017 – SUSE® is helping enterprises speed application delivery with a growing portfolio of solutions built on industry-standard open source technologies. Today, SUSE launched SUSE Cloud Application Platform as the latest addition to that portfolio. This new solution provides enterprises with the world’s leading application delivery platform in Cloud Foundry and the most widely adopted container management framework in Kubernetes, uniquely teamed to help application development and operations groups take better advantage of both technologies to accelerate application delivery and increase business agility.   “With SUSE Cloud Application Platform, we are helping enterprises accelerate IT by supporting multiple approaches to building and delivering container-based applications,” said Gerald Pfeifer, vice president of Products and Technology Programs at SUSE. “We’re bringing together two fast-paced open source innovations, Kubernetes and Cloud Foundry, as the core of a reliable enterprise-grade solution. Significantly, this solution includes the only containerised Cloud Foundry distribution and the first based on proven, enterprise-grade Linux with SUSE Linux Enterprise. CIOs can now confidently embrace these technologies to speed production of applications.”  SUSE Cloud Application Platform is a modern application delivery platform used by software development and operations teams to streamline lifecycle management of traditional and new cloud native applications. Combining industry-leading Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes technologies, the platform facilitates DevOps process integration across multiple application delivery models to accelerate innovation, improve IT responsiveness and maximize return on investment. Enterprises can use both the high-productivity Cloud Foundry and high-flexibility Kubernetes application delivery infrastructures to accommodate a wide range of application architectures and delivery processes.   Matt Eastwood, senior vice president of IDC’s enterprise, datac entre, cloud infrastructure and developer research groups, said, “Kubernetes and Cloud Foundry are becoming platform standards supporting delivery of container-based applications today. Unfortunately, many enterprises find themselves caught in a needless struggle to choose between these platforms, when in reality they complement each other very well. SUSE has recognized this and has done something about it. SUSE Cloud Application Platform puts SUSE in a strong position to help enterprises benefit from the combined capabilities of these important technologies.”  Among other capabilities, SUSE Cloud Application Platform simplifies management of Cloud Foundry with a unique approach, leveraging Kubernetes to deploy and manage a containerised version of Cloud Foundry, SUSE Cloud Foundry. The containerised implementation also consumes a fraction of the memory footprint of other Cloud Foundry distributions and is faster to recover and scale. SUSE Cloud Application Platform is based on SUSE Linux Enterprise, delivering Kubernetes and Cloud Foundry on an enterprise-grade operating system.  “It’s great to see SUSE continue to leverage the power of open source – taking their implementation of Cloud Foundry Application Runtime, containerising it and managing it with Kubernetes,” said Abby Kearns, executive director of the Cloud Foundry Foundation. “We’re also excited to see them inject SUSE Linux Enterprise into this distribution, providing enterprises with the ability to run Cloud Foundry containers based on an enterprise-grade operating system. SUSE has hit a key mark with this distribution and so far the response has been very positive across the Cloud Foundry community.”  Andrei Yurkevich, CTO at Altoros, said, “Being a Cloud Foundry integrator for more than five years and having tried almost all of its flavours, we are really impressed with the work done by SUSE. Employing Kubernetes simplifies the deployment, improves infrastructure utilization, and ensures easy integration into established IT environments. The technology choice and the commercial open source distribution model lower the adoption barrier for Cloud Foundry and bring it closer to a broader range of large and mid-size enterprises.”  SUSE Cloud Application Platform is now available on a limited basis to select customers. For more information, visit www.suse.com/products/cloud-application-platform.     About SUSE SUSE, a pioneer in open source software, provides reliable, software-defined infrastructure and application delivery solutions that give enterprises greater control and flexibility. More than 25 years of engineering excellence, exceptional service and an unrivaled partner ecosystem power the products and support that help our customers manage complexity, reduce cost, and confidently deliver mission-critical services. The lasting relationships we build allow us to adapt and deliver the smarter innovation they need to succeed – today and tomorrow. For more information, visit www.suse.com.  # # #   Copyright 2017 SUSE LLC. All rights reserved. SUSE and the SUSE logo are registered trademarks of SUSE LLC in the United States and other countries. All third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.  SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications Coming to the IBM Cloud 2017-10-26T00:04:12Z suse-linux-enterprise-server-for-sap-applications-coming-to-the-ibm-cloud MELBOURNE – 26 October 2017 – SUSE® today announced that SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications will be available as an operating system for SAP® solutions on the IBM Cloud. In addition, IBM Cloud is now a SUSE Cloud Service Provider, giving customers a supported open source platform that makes them more agile and reduces operating costs as they only pay for what they use.  SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications on the IBM Cloud will enable customers to quickly build, deliver and deploy business-critical workloads in SAP NetWeaver® and SAP HANA® in the cloud. In addition, customers can integrate their SAP applications running on SUSE Linux Enterprise across different hardware platforms, including IBM Power, into a hybrid or private cloud deployment. Customers will benefit from IBM’s global network of nearly 60 cloud data centres across six continents as well as access to the rich IBM Cloud catalog of services including AI, data and analytics, IoT, serverless and more.  “Customers need access to a secure and scalable cloud platform to run mission-critical workloads, one with the speed and agility of IBM Cloud, one of the largest open public cloud deployments in the world,” said Phillip Cockrell, SUSE vice president of Worldwide Alliance Sales. “As public cloud grows increasingly more popular for production workloads, SUSE and IBM are offering enterprise-grade open source software fully supported on IBM Cloud. Whether big iron or public cloud, SUSE is committed to giving our customers the environments they need to succeed.” Jay Jubran, director of Offering Management, IBM Cloud, said, “IBM Cloud is designed to give enterprises the power and performance they need to manage their mission-critical business applications. IBM provides a spectrum of fully managed and Infrastructure-as-a-Service solutions to support SAP HANA applications including SUSE Linux Enterprise Server as well as new bare metal servers with up to 8TB of memory.”  SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications will be available on the IBM Cloud in the fourth quarter of 2017. For more information about SAP HANA, IBM Cloud and SUSE, visit www.ibm.com/cloud-computing/bluemix/sap-bare-metal-servers and www.suse.com/ibm.    About SUSE SUSE, a pioneer in open source software, provides reliable, software-defined infrastructure and application delivery solutions that give enterprises greater control and flexibility. More than 20 years of engineering excellence, exceptional service and an unrivalled partner ecosystem power the products and support that help our customers manage complexity, reduce cost, and confidently deliver mission-critical services. The lasting relationships we build allow us to adapt and deliver the smarter innovation they need to succeed – today and tomorrow. For more information, visit www.suse.com.   # # # Copyright 2017 SUSE LLC. All rights reserved. SUSE and the SUSE logo are registered trademarks of SUSE LLC in the United States and other countries. All third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.  Trend Micro Declared Leader in Threat Intelligence for Strength of Vulnerability Research 2017-09-18T23:18:09Z trend-micro-declared-leader-in-threat-intelligence-for-strength-of-vulnerability-research SYDNEY, September 19, 2017 – With threats growing in sophistication daily, quickly identifying and addressing software vulnerabilities has never been more critical. Trend Micro, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, was recently recognised as the leader in global threat expertise due to the strength of its vulnerability research program. In 2016, Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) reported the most verified vulnerabilities, with 52.2 percent of the global total of 1,262, according to a Frost & Sullivan report.* Recognised as the global leader in vulnerability research and discovery since 2007, ZDI continues to lead the industry in the identification of high-severity and critical bugs. Trend Micro customers benefit most from this vulnerability leadership with assured protection while potentially affected vendors develop patches for the unprotected software. In 2016, Trend Micro averaged 57 days protection ahead of a vendor patch for customers using their solutions. This bounty-style program is a cornerstone of the multifaceted Trend Micro Research, which includes threat researchers, data scientists and a variety of labs. The company’s expertise combined with third-party intelligence, a network of white hats, honey pots, web crawlers and customer insights strengthen all Trend Micro XGen™ solutions.   Mike Gibson, vice president of threat research for Trend Micro said, “In April 2017, The Shadow Brokers released a number of tools that exploit flaws in several versions of Microsoft products. Vulnerability information for two of the vulnerabilities were submitted through the Zero Day Initiative in 2006. This allowed customers to be protected before patches were made for those vulnerabilities.”   Gibson continued, “The conversation regarding the importance of data security may have begun in the server room, but has since been elevated to a critical boardroom discussion. Without running a cross-generational security solution, compliance regulations, customer data and a company’s brand reputation are all at risk.”   ZDI’s charter encourages the responsible disclosure of zero-day vulnerabilities to affected vendors by financially rewarding external researchers. In addition to internal vulnerability research from ZDI, vulnerabilities are bought not only through regular bounty exchanges, but also through the Pwn2Own and Mobile Pwn2Own contests. These events bring an influx of vulnerabilities to the program, encouraging responsible disclosure through the program rather than offered for sale in underground markets for malicious use. This year’s Mobile Pwn2Own event will take place November 1 and 2, in Tokyo, Japan. “Trend Micro ZDI serves an important role as the global leader in vulnerability discovery,” said Tony Massimini, Senior Industry Analyst of Frost & Sullivan. “The program encourages the responsible disclosure of bugs, facilitating vendor patching and protecting Trend Micro customers while patches are being developed. Buying and ensuring patches of so many vulnerabilities in such a wide range of platforms truly supports a safer connected experience for businesses and end users.” About Trend Micro Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, helps to make the world safe for exchanging digital information. Our innovative solutions for consumers, businesses, and governments provide layered security for data centers, cloud environments, networks, and endpoints. All our products work together to seamlessly share threat intelligence and provide a connected threat defense with centralised visibility and control, enabling better, faster protection. With over 5,000 employees in over 50 countries and the world’s most advanced global threat intelligence, Trend Micro enables organisations to secure their journey to the cloud.  For more information, visit http://www.trendmicro.com.au.   Skillsoft is the Number One Provider of Corporate eBooks, Audiobooks, Book Reviews and Book Summaries 2017-09-18T22:02:24Z skillsoft-is-the-number-one-provider-of-corporate-ebooks-audiobooks-book-reviews-and-book-summaries SYDNEY, September 19, 2017 — Skillsoft, the global leader in corporate learning, today announced a significant expansion of the industry’s most comprehensive library of integrated books content. Skillsoft now works with more than 230 global publishers to offer over 40,000 best-selling digital and audiobook titles that enable today’s learners to achieve their fullest potential. With comprehensive coverage including IT, software development, web design, professional effectiveness, leadership and digital skills, the library includes the largest collection of audiobooks of any corporate learning company in the world. The company delivers these digital books and courses via personalised learning paths across 450 curated channels through Percipio, Skillsoft’s new cloud-based, state-of-the-art learning platform. A recent study of more than 2,000 Skillsoft users reveals that books remain vital resources for today’s learners. Despite a perceived preference for video in today’s digitally driven society, 80 percent of the survey’s respondents across all age ranges declared that books are an important part of their learning experiences. In fact, 85 percent of IT learners and 74 percent of business learners said they use books to develop new skills, with one-third relying on books as their principal learning resource. “Today’s modern learners demand integrated content experiences that fit their preferred learning styles and their busy lives. This means having books in an array of modalities, including digital and audiobooks and allowing users to search over 450,000 authoritative content chapters,” said Bill Donoghue, chairman and CEO of the Skillsoft group. “Our commitment to the best, most accessible multi-modal learning content ensures that we continue to lead the industry while guiding learners to the next phase of their careers.” The research also highlights the fact that information technology workers, such as developers and engineers, value books when outcomes like certifications or licensing matter. Books are highly regarded as foundational support for specific careers like IT and are often coupled with hands-on labs, questionnaires and video-based learning, all of which Skillsoft delivers through its learning platform. The explosion of technology and ubiquity of devices has transformed the way people access books, particularly in the case of audiobooks. Modern professionals have less time for learning yet have the same passion for continuous learning. Audiobooks address this need and enable access to on-the-go training at any time, on nearly any device. Skillsoft has observed that over 80 percent of all content consumed through its mobile app are digital and audiobooks, which underscores the mobility of the learning experience. Skillsoft offers more audiobooks for professional learning than any other online learning platform provider. The company currently offers more than 1,000 audiobooks carefully aligned with hundreds of learning channels. In addition to allowing users to read, watch and listen to content, the recently-launched Percipio platform is specifically developed to elevate the learning experience, and engage modern and multi-generational learners across entire organisations. The platform’s simple, intuitive design features easy-to-use elastic search functionality and highly visual dashboards. Percipio delivers market-leading content with more than 450 channels developed by curating more than 50,000 competencies that have been mapped out by experts and aligned to skills valued by leading organisations. As part of the newest content introduced on Percipio, there are 17 Digital Skills books across seven topical areas, including Windows 10, iPad, iPhone, Access 2013, SharePoint 2013, SLR Photography and Scrivener.   For information about how Percipio addresses a full range of learning preferences across books, audio and video, visit https://www.skillsoft.com/percipio.   About SkillsoftSkillsoft is the global leader in corporate learning, providing the most engaging learner experience and high-quality content. We are trusted by the world's leading organisations, including 65 percent of the Fortune 500. Our mission is to build beautiful technology and engaging content that drives business impact for today’s modern enterprise. Our 500,000+ multi-modal courses, videos, authoritative content chapters and micro-learning modules are accessed more than 130 million times every month, in 160 countries and 29 languages. With 100 percent secure cloud access, from any device, whenever, wherever. www.skillsoft.com     Trend Micro Strengthens its Security Offerings in Trend Micro Security 2017-09-13T00:25:34Z trend-micro-strengthens-its-security-offerings-in-trend-micro-security SYDNEY, September 13, 2017 – In an age where safety is key, whether it be in a car, airplane or on a computer, consumers are continuing to push for enhanced safety and functionality. Today Trend Micro, a global leader in cyber security solutions, is strengthening its portfolio with the release of Trend Micro Security for 2018. The latest version of software for home users integrates Trend Micro’s XGen™ security, with machine learning, to better protect consumers against the latest evolving threats by providing multi-layered protection. This new offering has expanded capabilities that safeguard users from ransomware and malicious threats by providing reliable protection that blocks 250 million threats a day. Trend Micro Security’s comprehensive online protection against malware and ransomware uses advanced machine learning technology to allow customers to enjoy their digital lifestyle safely. While protecting from identity theft viruses, phishing or online scams, Trend Micro Security protects the information and files dearest to you. “Others may say they can provide 100 percent protection, but only Trend Micro  was able to actually deliver it in a recent industry leading test,*” said Tim Falinski, consumer director for Trend Micro in APAC. “After nearly 30 years in the industry, we have learned how to stay ahead of the curve while not interfering with day-to-day technology use.” XGen™ security, which powers all of Trend Micro’s solutions, is a new class of security software that addresses the full range of ever-evolving threats – now and in the future. It offers a unique blend of multi-layered protection including proven and advanced threat defence techniques and intelligently applies the right technique at the right time, delivering maximum protection and efficiency. All of these capabilities are fueled by the market-leading, cloud-based global threat intelligence of the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™, which blocked more than 38 billion threats in the first half of 2017. Trend Micro’s Folder Shield™ technology has been expanded to Mac OS (previously only on Windows), with the added capability to protect multiple folders. Folder Shield, the last line of defence against ransomware, allows only authorised applications to access protected folders such as documents, photos, music and videos, and also has the capability to protect synced folders such as Dropbox™, GoogleDrive™ and Microsoft® OneDrive™. The new Trend Micro Security portfolio for 2018 is available online starting today and will be released in stores shortly. All current customers will be upgraded to the latest version automatically in the coming weeks. *AV Comparatives Real-World Protection Test February – June 2017; 100% effective protection rate achieved on test based on sample size of 1955 test cases.  No guarantee or warranty, either express or implied, is applicable to protection rates observed in any replication study or production environment. About Trend Micro Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cyber security solutions, helps to make the world safe for exchanging digital information. Our innovative solutions for consumers, businesses, and governments provide layered security for data centers, cloud environments, networks, and endpoints. All our products work together to seamlessly share threat intelligence and provide a connected threat defence with centralised visibility and control, enabling better, faster protection. With more than 5,000 employees in over 50 countries and the world’s most advanced global threat intelligence, Trend Micro enables users to enjoy their digital lives safely.  For more information, visit www.trendmicro.com.au. Trend Micro Research Reveals C-level Executives Are Not Prepared for GDPR Implementation 2017-09-05T23:59:00Z trend-micro-research-reveals-c-level-executives-are-not-prepared-for-gdpr-implementation •Senior executives shun GDPR responsibility in 57 per cent of businesses •42 per cent of businesses don’t know email marketing databases contain PII •22 per cent of businesses claim a fine ‘wouldn’t bother them’ if found in violation   SYDNEY, September 6, 2017 – With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) taking effect May 25, 2018, businesses around the globe should be preparing accordingly. However, through a recent survey, Trend Micro, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, found that C-suite executives are not approaching the regulation with the seriousness required, resulting in overconfidence when it comes to compliance.   GDPR Awareness The company’s research reveals a robust awareness of the principles behind GDPR, with a strong 95 per cent of business leaders knowing they need to comply with the regulation, and 85 per cent having reviewed its requirements. In addition, 79 per cent of businesses are confident that their data is as secure as it can possibly be. Despite this perceived awareness, there is some confusion as to exactly what Personally Identifiable Information (PII) needs to be protected. Of those surveyed, 64 per cent were unaware that a customer’s date of birth constitutes as PII. Additionally, 42 per cent wouldn’t classify email marketing databases as PII, 32 per cent don’t consider physical addresses and 21 per cent don’t see a customer’s email address as PII, either. These results indicate that businesses are not as prepared or secure, as they believe themselves to be. Regardless, this data provides hackers with all they need to commit identity theft, and any business not properly protecting this information is at risk of a penalty fine. The global findings are aligned to a survey conducted at Trend Micro’s CLOUDSEC conference in Sydney in August. Although more than half (56 per cent) agree that they will be impacted by the mandatory data breach notification scheme set to be in place from early 2018, and they either already have a process in place, or are working on a formal process. Surprisingly, as many as 16 per cent don’t believe they will be impacted by the scheme, and more than a quarter (28 per cent) admit they only have an informal process in place, or no process at all for risk management and cloud security within their organisation. Indi Siriniwasa, Managing Director - Enterprise & Government, Trend Micro ANZ, said that it is concerning that so many Australian organisations are not prepared for the new legislation, or are of the belief that they won’t be affected. “It has never been more important for organisations to make cybersecurity a key priority, and protect the interests of their customers against cybersecurity attacks. Not only is this a security and prevention issue, but it can also have a disastrous impact on both brand and reputation” said Siriniwasa.  The Cost of Not Being Compliant According to the global survey, a staggering 66 per cent of respondents appear to be dismissive of the amount they could be fined without the required security protections in place. Only 33 per cent recognise that up to four per cent of their annual turnover could be sacrificed. Additionally, 66 per cent of businesses believe reputation and brand equity damage is the biggest pitfall in the event of a breach, with 46 per cent of respondents claiming this would have the largest affect amongst existing customers. These attitudes are especially alarming considering businesses could be shut down in the event of a breach.    Responsible Parties Trend Micro also learned that businesses are uncertain as to who is held accountable for the loss of EU data by a U.S. service provider. Only 14 per cent could correctly identify that the loss of data is the responsibility of both parties – 51 per cent believing the fine goes to the EU data owner, while 24 per cent think the US service provider is at fault.  In addition, it turns out businesses aren’t sure who should take ownership of ensuring compliance with the regulation, either. Of those surveyed, 31 per cent believe the CEO is responsible for leading GDPR compliance, whereas 27 per cent think the CISO and their security team should take the lead. However, only 21 per cent of those businesses actually have a senior executive involved in the GDPR process. Meanwhile, 65 per cent have the IT department taking the lead, while only 22 per cent have a board level or management member involved. “Increasingly, cybersecurity is being addressed by executives at board level which has been triggered mainly by the widespread awareness around the financial and reputational threat that outbreaks such as WannaCry and Petya have had on organisations around the world. It’s important for key decision makers including board executives to take shared responsibility to drive much needed industry change,” added Siriniwasa. The Technology Required With threats growing in sophistication, businesses often lack the expertise to combat them, and layered data protection technology is required. GDPR mandates that businesses must implement state-of-the-art technologies relative to the risks faced. Despite this, only 34 per cent of businesses have implemented advanced capabilities to identify intruders, 33 per cent have invested in data leak prevention technology and 31 per cent have employed encryption technologies.   The Research For more information about Trend Micro’s findings on the pulse of business leaders regarding GDPR, check out the infographic and supplemental blog post. In partnership with Opinium, Trend Micro conducted its survey between May 22 and June 28, 2017. The preceding results are gleaned from 1,132 online interviews with IT decision makers from businesses with 500+ employees in 11 countries, including United States of America (USA), United Kingdom (UK), France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Sweden, Austria and Switzerland. Respondents of the survey hold either senior executive, senior management or middle management positions in multiple industries including retail, financial services, public sector, media and construction. The Trend Micro CLOUDSEC Sydney survey was conducted in August at Sydney CLOUDSEC 2017, attended by more than 1000 IT executives. Live results can be viewed here. About Trend Micro Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, helps to make the world safe for exchanging digital information. Our innovative solutions for consumers, businesses, and governments provide layered security for data centres, cloud environments, networks and endpoints. All our products work together to seamlessly share threat intelligence and provide a connected threat defense with centralised visibility and control, enabling better, faster protection. With more than 5,000 employees in over 50 countries and the world’s most advanced global threat intelligence, Trend Micro enables organisations to secure their journey to the cloud.  For more information, visit www.trendmicro.com.au. Zerto Advances Hybrid Cloud Resilience and Application Mobility Capabilities with New Zerto Virtual Replication 5.5 2017-08-23T00:33:02Z zerto-advances-hybrid-cloud-resilience-and-application-mobility-capabilities-with-new-zerto-virtual-replication-5-5 New Microsoft Azure bi-directional replication and up to 5x faster AWS recovery greatly simplifies mobility across public cloud environments ZVR 5.5 is first solution on the market to provide replication and recovery of enterprise applications, both to and from cloud environments New Zerto Analytics and streamlined data management significantly improves IT resilience and business competitiveness       SYDNEY – August 23, 2017 – Zerto, a leading provider of cloud IT resilience and application mobility solutions, today announced the general availability of Zerto Virtual Replication 5.5 (ZVR 5.5). This product release introduces Microsoft Azure bi-directional replication, faster AWS recovery and new Zerto Analytics capabilities to gain IT environment insights. ZVR 5.5 provides increased flexibility and speed when utilising the cloud to drive IT resilience, which allows enterprises to overcome disruption and meet evolving business priorities. Microsoft Azure Bi-Directional Replication Expanding upon Zerto’s highly-rated business continuity and disaster recovery technology, ZVR 5.5 is the first solution on the market to provide replication and recovery of enterprise applications, both to and from Microsoft Azure. This feature enhances customers’ efforts to achieve resilience by enabling applications to be mobilised, tested, managed and protected across different infrastructures, all while protecting those infrastructures. The ability to replicate out of Azure also enables failback of production workloads to VMware or Hyper-V environments with ROI-producing RPOs of seconds and RTOs of minutes. Up to 5x Faster AWS Recovery ZVR 5.5 greatly increases the speed of recovering applications with improved AWS recovery automation. The enhancement provides 3-5x faster recovery times in AWS, making it even easier to utilise the public cloud for disaster recovery or for testing and development on a near real-time replication environment. The AWS enhancements also allow for expanded support to AWS regions in Canada, Ohio, London and Mumbai. Zerto Analytics ZVR 5.5 also introduces the Zerto Analytics platform which provides real-time and historical analytics on the status and health of multi-site, multi-cloud environments. Zerto Analytics elevates resilience management by delivering visibility of protected applications across the entire infrastructure, empowering decisions with business intelligence based on live and historical protection and consumption data.  – MORE – Other new features available with ZVR 5.5 include: ·       Automatic virtual replication appliance upgrades: Provides one upgrade process for all ZVR components, streamlines IT operations and minimises risk associated with updates and upgrades, while maximising uptime on business applications. ·       Extended API coverage: Additional APIs allow for complete integration with automation platforms, cloud portals and customised environments to extend the flexibility of disaster recovery processes. ·       Improved management of virtual environment changes: Delivers enhanced resiliency to virtual environment instabilities and human errors. ·       The Zerto Mobile Widget: Enables anytime access to quickly see environment health statistics without opening the full application. ·       Support for vCenter 6.5 and Hyper-V 2016/SCVMM 2016: Opens Zerto’s virtual replication up to support an even wider range of platforms. “Zettagrid is an award-winning Australian cloud provider of IT infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) for businesses, offering enterprise grade, on-demand data centre infrastructure with direct network connectivity. Security, flexibility and performance are key priorities for us as we want our customers to have complete peace-of-mind in their cloud environments. The continued Zerto platform expansion, including rich API development, enables us to continue to serve our customers and meet their hybrid cloud workload management needs,” said Nicholas Power, Chief Operating Officer, Zettagrid.   “The release of Zerto Virtual Replication 5.5 is the latest proof point of what’s possible in the cloud as we build upon our disaster recovery roots, and continue to empower customers by making their jobs easier and businesses more competitive,” said Matthew Kates, Country Manager for ANZ, Zerto. “The latest innovations categorically depart from the old ways of serving IT business needs and focus on the increasing dependency on the public cloud to host workloads and critical data. These are just some of the hallmarks of a truly IT resilient organisation.” About Zerto In today’s connected world, businesses need to be available to their customers, 24/7/365. Zerto provides enterprise IT resilience solutions for the cloud, enabling customers to withstand disruptions, incorporate new technology easily, and quickly adapt to accommodate evolving IT priorities. Zerto’s award-winning Cloud Continuity Platform, protecting thousands of enterprises worldwide, is a simple and reliable business continuity and disaster recovery software solution built to protect applications on virtualised IT environments, be it public, private or hybrid cloud. Learn more at www.zerto.com. CLOUDSEC to share security best-practice with Australian organisations to fight cybercrime 2017-08-15T00:17:43Z cloudsec-to-share-security-best-practice-with-australian-organisations-to-fight-cybercrime SYDNEY, 15 August 2017 – CLOUDSEC, the leading internet security conference in Asia Pacific and Europe, will hold its second annual event in Sydney today. This event leads up to a tour across APAC countries, including India, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Australia and the United Kingdom, before making the last stop in The Republic of Korea. Hosted by Trend Micro, CLOUDSEC 2017 gathers together renowned experts, industry thought leaders, businesses and organisations from across the globe to re-evaluate and redefine their understanding of threats, risks and solutions in a rapidly evolving threat landscape. This event aims to empower organisations to stay one step ahead in the fight against the next-generation of security threats. “With the commercialisation of the internet to the greater population, taking a joined-up worldview on delivering infosec basics is an innovation disruptive not only to cybersecurity but, importantly, to cybercrime,” said Dr Sally Ernst, co-founder, Australian Cyber Security Network. Concurring with Dr Ernst’s comments is Peter Coroneos, founder and principal, Coroneos, Cyber Intelligence. “Today’s security threats have evolved to a level of sophistication that we require new ways to protect our resources and data. IT Security is everyone’s responsibility - all it takes is one wrong move by an individual for an organisation to be compromised,” said Coroneos. “CLOUDSEC Australia is about providing delegates with valuable insights they can take away and use in their own organisations and encouraging them to share best-practice in their fight against cybercrime and I’m very much looking forward to being part of it.” CLOUDSEC Australia 2017 event highlights: At CLOUDSEC Australia 2017, hosted in Sydney, featured keynote speakers include: ·       Dr Sally Ernst, co-founder, Australian Cyber Security Network discusses securing innovation and delivering basics on an ecosystem-wide basis ·       Peter Coroneos, founder and principal, Coroneos Cyber Intelligence and former CEO of the IIA, demonstrates how companies have solved the challenge of stopping advanced threats and kept their users safe ·       Bob Flores, former CTO, CIA, discusses how cyber-engagement is global in perspective and regional in focus ·       Simon Piff, vice president of security practice for IDC, elaborates on the future of IT security technologies and the structural changes organisations need to make to ensure that this depth of innovation can be best leveraged to create a holistic and robust enterprise security strategy ·       Puneet Kukreja, partner, national cyber leader of banking, Deloitte Australia, focuses on how the effective deployment of secure cloud services can deliver positive outcomes for compliance ·       Panel discussion on “Turning security into competitive advantage in the era of fast IT “and featuring: o   Angela Donohoe, CIO, BPAY o   Geoff Tribble, Emerging Technology Director, Auckland Transport o   Katherine Robins, Partner Cyber Risk Advisory, Deloitte Australia o   Peter Coroneos, Found & Principal Advisor, Coroneos Cyber Intelligence o   Rob Livingstone, Author & Principal, Livingstone Advisory o   Dr Sally Ernst, Co-founder & Managing Director, Australian Cyber Security Network With the rise in internet connected devices and the Internet of Things (IoT), Australian organisations are grappling with security mechanisms to address their vulnerabilities that lie exposed to cybercriminals. According to Gartner, by 2020 there will be more than 25 billion connected devices, a hotbed of opportunity for cyber attackers. Today, IoT devices have become the preferred choice for cyber attackers looking to disrupt and paralyse organisations as well as targeted attacks, BEC (Business Email Compromise) and next generation vs. cross-generation security. For more information, please visit https://www.cloudsec.com/au/ and follow the discussions online via Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CLOUDSECofficial/,  LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/6642596/ and Twitter at @CLOUDSECtweets with the hashtag #CLOUDSEC2017. About CLOUDSEC Founded in 2011, CLOUDSEC has established itself as a global community for cyber security experts and professionals. The CLOUDSEC tagline “Have a Safe Journey” aims to inspire technology professionals and users to embark on a continuous learning journey to explore and learn about industry trends, best practices, and new technologies to secure the digital infrastructures, and manage the technological risks of their organisations in safely supporting their corporate goals. For more information, please visit www.cloudsec.com About Trend Micro Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, helps to make the world safe for exchanging digital information. Our innovative solutions for consumers, businesses, and governments provide layered security for data centres, cloud environments, networks and endpoints. All our products work together to seamlessly share threat intelligence and provide a connected threat defense with centralized visibility and control, enabling better, faster protection. With more than 5,000 employees in over 50 countries and the world’s most advanced global threat intelligence, Trend Micro enables organizations to secure their journey to the cloud.  For more information, visit www.trendmicro.com.au. ### Trend Micro Identified as a Representative Vendor for its Protection Capabilities For Cloud Workloads 2017-08-15T00:14:49Z trend-micro-identified-as-a-representative-vendor-for-its-protection-capabilities-for-cloud-workloads SYDNEY, 15 August 2017 – In a time where enterprises are implementing hybrid data centre architectures with workloads running both on-premise and in the cloud, customers are requesting a single product approach to address all of their workload security needs. Trend Micro , a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, was included in Gartner’s Market Guide for Cloud Workload Protection Platforms* report which included 24 security leaders in Cloud Workload Protection solutions. Of capabilities listed by Gartner, Trend Micro was identified with sixteen out of twenty-one capabilities. Trend Micro delivers unique server workload protection capabilities, support for a broad number of OS’s including Windows, Linux and Unix, integration with VMWare, AWS, Azure and its latest product releases which include native application control as well as visibility and protection for containers. “We are proud to be recognised for our hybrid cloud solution,” said Steve Quane, EVP, Hybrid Infrastructure Protection at Trend Micro. “We were one of the first to protect the cloud and believe we have the highest revenue run rate in cloud environments, with over a 2.5 billion cloud workload hours.”  A key recommendation Gartner makes in the report is for security and risk leaders to “require vendors to support the visibility and control of workloads that span physical and virtual machines, containers and multiple public cloud IaaS, all from a single policy management framework and console.” Trend Micro’s Hybrid Cloud Security solution, powered by XGen™ security, meets this requirement by delivering a blend of cross-generational threat defense techniques that have been optimized to protect physical, virtual and cloud workloads, featuring Trend Micro Deep Security™. To learn more about Trend Micro Hybrid Cloud Solutions, please visit: https://www.trendmicro.com/en_us/business/products/hybrid-cloud.html * Gartner “Market Guide for Cloud Workload Protection Platforms,” by Neil MacDonald; March 22, 2017.   Gartner Disclaimer Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. About Trend Micro Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, helps to make the world safe for exchanging digital information. Our innovative solutions for consumers, businesses, and governments provide layered security for data centres, cloud environments, networks and endpoints. All our products work together to seamlessly share threat intelligence and provide a connected threat defense with centralised visibility and control, enabling better, faster protection. With more than 5,000 employees in over 50 countries and the world’s most advanced global threat intelligence, Trend Micro enables organizations to secure their journey to the cloud.  For more information, visit www.trendmicro.com.au. Vend appoints ex-Yelp director to lead APAC business 2017-08-10T02:09:34Z vend-appoints-ex-yelp-director-to-lead-apac-business Melbourne, Australia - 10 August 2017 - Vend, a leader in cloud-based POS and retail management software, today announces the appointment of Dave Scheine into a newly created country manager role for APAC. This appointment is part of the company’s wider regional strategy, to grow its global sales teams and extend its strong position in key markets.  Based out of Vend’s Melbourne office, Dave will report directly to Vend’s CEO Alex Fala. As country manager, Dave will be responsible for sales, customer success, marketing and channel teams in the region. Previously Dave lead the team at Yelp, where he worked to launch Yelp’s sales and operations teams into 30 countries across EMEA and APAC. He has strong experience in scaling teams quickly across markets, and working within high-growth businesses. Prior to Yelp, Dave spent five years in online sales and operations for Google, helping to set-up and run large offices in India and Poland. He is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Business School and an active advisor to the Australian startup scene, serving on the boards of startups such as Honee and Newbie Global. “When I first met Dave, it quickly became clear that he would bring incredible capability and experience to Vend. But just as importantly, he shares our values. His passion for small business and local retail, and his drive to help grow a great company really stood out. We’re really pleased to have him on board to lead our Australian and Asia-Pacific team,” says Alex Fala, CEO at Vend.  “Small-to-medium retailers are the backbone of our communities and cities, but they have a big challenge ahead in competing with large chains and ecommerce giants like Amazon. They need the right tools to grow and succeed, and Vend has a world-class product that gives these retailers the same advantage as the big box stores. Vend is such a great bunch of people who live retail and that’s why I’m excited to be joining the team here in Australia,” says Dave.  Dave joins two other new senior leaders in the United Kingdom and North America, along with Ana Wight, chief strategy officer, who joined Vend from McKinsey & Company in May.  - ends - Dave Scheine is available for further comment.  Media contact BENCH PR’s Kathryn Van Kuyk on 0414 726 958, kathryn@benchpr.com.au About Vend Vend is cloud-based point-of-sale and retail management software that lets retailers run their business in-store, online, and on-the-go. Vend’s software includes inventory management, Ecommerce, customer loyalty, and reporting analytics. Vend integrates with other world-leading business and payments applications including Shopify, Square, Xero and PayPal, and is a key retail partner in Apple’s global Mobility Partner Program. Vend is trusted by retailers in over 140 countries and is used in more than 20,000 stores worldwide. Founded in 2010, Vend has offices in Auckland, Melbourne, London, San Francisco and Toronto, and has raised more than A$60 million from top-tier investors. For more information, please visit: http://www.vendhq.com