Trend Micro invests in new, expanded Singapore office as regional headquarters | Tech Coffee House

Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, has announced that it has moved into a new 12,000-square-foot office space in Singapore. Located in Suntec Tower Four, the office is home to a team of cybersecurity professionals whose roles span technical, sales, research, operations, marketing, legal, HR, finance, and support. The regional leadership team also sits in Singapore.

The new office has been officially designated as the headquarters for Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa (AMEA). Singapore is chosen for its strong cybersecurity vision and wide-ranging influence across the region. In accordance with the move, Trend Micro is also setting up a SaaS endpoint security data centre in Singapore, strengthening data sovereignty for local customers.

“Singapore is the perfect location for us to set up the regional headquarters. The country is the cybersecurity hub in ASEAN; has demonstrated a strong vision for cybersecurity for the next ten years; and has a diverse talent pool,” said Dhanya Thakkar, Vice President, AMEA. “With Singapore serving as the command post, we hope to foster closer collaboration between different teams in AMEA, serve our regional customers better, and tap into unexplored growth opportunities the region has to offer.” 

In addition to the new regional office, Trend Micro is unveiling a suite of new business initiatives for AMEA and Singapore.

  • The company is building a new managed detection and response (MDR) security operations center (SOC) sitting out of the Singapore office. It will be part of Trend Micro’s global follow-the-sun MDR SOC operations, which span four strategic locations across North America, Europe, and Southeast Asia.
  • Together with the global MDR team, the Singapore-based SOC will focus on helping customers monitor threat activity on a 24/7 basis across their endpoints and network; sweep for indicators of compromise; and investigate the root cause of cyberattacks to determine what exactly happened.
  • Singapore was chosen for two primary reasons. Firstly, as cybersecurity regulations and cyberattacks have intensified over the years, local companies are under increasing pressure to amp up their threat hunting and investigation capabilities, creating a surging appetite for MDR services. Secondly, Singapore, as the education hub in Southeast Asia, has a diverse talent pool ripe for developing the next generation of MDR specialists.
  • Trend Micro is opening a state-of-the-art executive briefing center designed to host customized, strategic cybersecurity briefing sessions for select customers and government officials from the entire AMEA region.
  • Furnished with technology from Trend Micro and its partners, the center delivers tailor-made experiential briefings on the latest threat research, changing IT landscape, various reference architectures, customer case studies, and more. The company is also able to simulate the server environment the customer is in and cyberattack scenarios, and demonstrate how various attacks can be countered effectively.
  • The company is bringing its Certification Program in IT Security (CPITS) to Southeast Asia and Singapore, after gleaning huge success in the United States, Canada, Brazil, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia. The certificate-granting program will take place over an intensive two months of immersive learning. The objective is to arm the students with hands-on training, technical knowledge, and the nuts and bolts of running a cybersecurity business, helping them launch a fulfilling career in cybersecurity.
  • Students from Southeast Asia including Singapore who graduate from computer science-related majors are eligible to apply to the program. The registration process will commence in the second half of the year.

“We are excited to bring new business initiatives to our customers this year. Both the MDR SOC and the EBC present new ways to deepen engagement with our prospective and existing customers. In the meantime, we also feel the social responsibility of incubating the next wave of cybersecurity professionals for Singapore and for the region,” said Nilesh Jain, Vice President, Southeast Asia and India. 

Mark Ko

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