Trend Micro Releases Video Series Predicting Cultural Impact of Technology by Year 2020

Trend Micro Releases Video Series Predicting Cultural Impact of Technology by
                                  Year 2020

Cinematic vision highlights digital influence on society and cyber security

PR Newswire

DALLAS, Dec. 2, 2013

DALLAS, Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Trend Micro (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a
global leader in security software, has released "2020: The Series," a
nine-part video series depicting a future driven by innovation, while
highlighting the challenges of technology dependence in the year 2020. As the
tech-saturated holiday season approaches with events such as "Cyber Monday,"
the series reveals a society that has evolved into a "Cyber Culture." With
technology permeating every aspect of daily life by the year 2020, its
influence on individuals, businesses and governments will transform society
like never imagined. The goal of the series is to anticipate evolving security
concerns and inspire stakeholders to take action.

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"With cloud-based technology, most of what was considered to be science
fiction is now a reality, or soon will be," said Rik Ferguson, global vice
president of security research, Trend Micro. "This trend will only gain
momentum as technology continues to proliferate society and, as a result, data
security will be paramount. It's important to be aware of this reality in
order to prepare now. Trend Micro is committed to producing thoughtful
research and technology to mitigate security threats before they become
widespread. Through these efforts, it's our hope that the scenarios of '2020'
never occur."

The online series explores the fictional country of South Sylvania. It has
embraced online technology at unprecedented levels on a consumer and corporate
level, but cyber criminals have exploited digital vulnerabilities to
compromise personal and financial data, disrupt elections and target critical
infrastructure. This unique glimpse into a possible future has already
generated a viral response from tens of thousands of viewers worldwide.

"Predicting how technology will evolve and ultimately be adopted is consistent
with Trend Micro's mission," said Ferguson. "Throughout our 25 year history,
we have been at the forefront of identifying security challenges and
developing a solution. We were the first to identify and secure threats to
servers, networks and the cloud, among others, and this tradition continues.
With wearable technology and the 'Internet of Things' becoming mainstream,
Trend Micro is once again leading the way to address cyber security
vulnerabilities with the '2020' series."

"2020: The Series" is the result of Trend Micro's collaboration with the
International Cyber Security Protection Alliance, in partnership with Europol,
and is based on the organization's whitepaper titled, "Project 2020: Scenarios
for the Future of Cybercrime."

To learn more about what the future holds for technology and how it can
influence society, viewers can watch the complete series at

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Video with caption: "Project 2020 is a cyber security web series designed to
get industry, business, government and other security dependent stakeholders
thinking about the cyber threats which may face them at the end of the decade
so we can all better prepare for the future." Video available at:

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