Trend Micro Lets You Take the "Security Challenge" with New Free Online
Assessment Tools for Cloud, Cyber & Mobile Security
Is your enterprise or small business secured for cloud or mobile device
Do you have a defendable posture against cyber-attacks?
CUPERTINO, Calif., Nov. 27, 2012
CUPERTINO, Calif., Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Trend Micro today announced
its Trend Micro Online Security Assessment Tools for Cloud, Cyber & Mobile
Security, which will provide customers with an assessment of their current
business' security posture with respect to cloud adoption, consumerization and
targeted attacks. Use of these cost-free security assessment tools are
designed to help plan and deploy security measures needed to manage mobile
devices, secure your journey to cloud computing and defend against targeted
Trend Micro Japan was the first to introduce TrendMicro.com/SecurityAssessment
tools and with this release, Trend Micro is now offering this proven tool in
English on its website. By doing so, Trend Micro is providing organizations
with needed feedback on their current security policies and implementations
and comparisons against peers of similar size and industry focus.
By answering 25 yes/no questions, this tool will provide an assessment of a
company's current security posture, provide a comparison against industry
averages and offer suggestions on how to improve current security practices.
Results are provided in five areas of security: protection, responsiveness,
organization, expertise and visibility.
Trend Micro recently conducted the same assessments with organizations of 500
or more employees* in nine countries. The nine countries represented included
USA, Germany, UK, France, Brazil, Japan, India, Canada and Australia. Here
are some interesting results from the recent assessments conducted by Trend
Advanced Persistent Threats:
oFor overall readiness against targeted attacks, organizations in Japan
appear to be the least ready, while those in the US and Canada appear to
be the most ready, scoring 3.3 and 4.6 out of 5, respectively.
oOn average across these nine countries, approximately 84.7 percent of
organizations reported a documented process for handling an attack, with
approximately 93 percent of US and approximately 64.1 percent of Japanese
organizations reporting having such a process.
oAlso on average across these nine countries, approximately 86.5 percent of
organizations share their security policies regularly with employees, with
approximately 95.6 percent of Canadian and 73.8 percent of Japanese
organizations sharing such policies with employees regularly.
oA smaller percentage of organizations, on average about 75.6 percent,
educate their employees about targeted attacks, which tend to focus on
individual employees, with UK leading the way with approximately 87.3
percent of British organizations and Japan at the back with about 51.8
percent of Japanese organizations being proactive about education.
"We have seen a real need for a tool that assists companies with their move to
the cloud and increase need to access company resources via mobile or BYOD
adoption with many devices including personal computers, mobile and tablet
devices. Certainly there exists a heightened awareness around security with
cloud adoption as well as APT/Targeted attacks," said Jon Clay, senior
manager, core technology marketing.
Ready for the Cloud:
oOverall, according to these assessments, US organizations are the most
cloud-ready and Japanese organizations are the least cloud-ready, scoring
4.5 and 2.3, respectively.
oUS and Canadian organizations are the highest-ranked when it comes to
having a cloud security policy shared regularly with employees.
oApproximately 89 percent of US organizations encrypt their important data
in the cloud, with only about 39.6 percent of Japanese organizations
encrypting their cloud data.
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*Note: Japan responses are from any respondent, regardless of size.
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