Security TRENDs 2017: How to Protect Yourself in a Constantly Changing World

Trend Micro Incorporated hosted an information event dedicated to security trends and the problems regarding information safety and critical infrastructure.

‘The Development of Information Security and its Outcomes in the World’ was discussed by attendees including representatives of the leading Georgian companies in the fields of IT, system integration, software development, information systems, energy, telecommunications, retail and public sectors.

The list of speakers included the executives and experts of Trend Micro Inc: Dhanya Thakkar (Managing Director, APAC Region, Trend Micro Inc), German Pozankov (Regional Director Trend Micro in CIS, Georgia, Mongolia), Michael Kondrashin (Technical Director Trend Micro in CIS, Georgia, Mongolia) and Nikolay Romanov (System Architector Trend Micro in CIS, Georgia, Mongolia).

Trend Micro speakers discussed important topics such as Inspiring Your Digital Transformation, Innovations against Cyber Attacks; The Modern Threats Landscape; Protection against targeted attacks for large enterprises and Public Sector, and Building High Performance Protection for networks. The development of technologies and progression of information dynamics requires that businesses pay more attention to security measures. Cyber threats are ever-changing, so the requirements of security systems and methods become different. The development of cloud services, creation of new services and decisions made in business have attracted the attention of cyber-criminals.

The number of attacks conducted by cyber-criminals is on the rise. Don’t forget the attacks on Verizon, Uber, or well-known WannaCry, which damaged the systems of East-European companies. Cyber-attacks are among the top 5 risks which can hit global businesses. According to The Global State of Information Security Survey, 63% of cyber-sphere professionals believe they can enter any enterprise’s system.

The speakers at Security TRENDs 2017 said that corporate networks and cloud systems, as well as devices such as smartphones, clearly attract cyber-criminals. Circumstances thus require the development of special protection tools aimed at preventing interference in corporate systems within the most vulnerable areas.

At the end of the conference, a Q & A session was held to answer questions such as: which threats are enterprises and organizations ready to handle? What are the risks? Which processes and procedures should be implemented? and more.

“The biggest thing the world has learned is that all software is written by humans, so there will always be vulnerabilities,” said Dhanya Thakkar. “Organizations should be looking at solutions like vulnerability shielding, allowing them to protect themselves from vulnerabilities. The second thing organizations need to have is a multilayer strategy. These vulnerabilities come in through an infection vector: web, e-mail, USB, etc. When the infection gets in, the system locks down and ransomware is detected. The shocking thing was that a number of organizations did not have such protection in any of their layers. So, organizations need to be thinking about what layers they can provide or deploy so that they can have the necessary protection”.

“We are living in an era where we can’t predict what will happen in two years, in three years, in future; we only know whatever happens, we will be there providing the solutions to secure our clients from threats,” said German Pozankov. “We have some ideas but we don’t know exactly what will happen. The Information Technology era is rising, so we are working on solutions that will secure our customers and this new world will be fulfilled by smart devices. We see that cyber threats penetrate social media, social networks and become ever more complex. It’s not only the pure technical attacks, it’s complex activity which involves media, social and technical spearfishing. I think that’s the main challenge for the modern world: how to deal with the complex and complicated cyber threats.”

Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, helps to make the world safe for exchanging digital information. Its innovative solutions for consumers, businesses, and governments provide layered security for data centers, cloud environments, networks and endpoints. All its 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


12 October 2017 18:30