Security-as-code and security automation will be key in battling cyberattacks in the cloud era: CloudSec 2018

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Nilesh Jain, Vice President, Southeast Asia and India, Trend Micro
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CloudSec India 2018, hosted by Trend Micro, attracted more than 650 business and technology leaders this year. During the event, Trend Micro highlighted security-as-code and security automation as two important trends defining the future of cybersecurity. These two trends are in line with application development in the cloud computing era. By moving security into the early stages of the development lifecycle – or implementing DevSecOps, bugs can be discovered and fixed quickly before they make it to production.

Trend Micro has seen significant growth in India this year, especially in its cloud security business, which now contributes to nearly 40 per cent of its overall revenue in the country. The company observes strong uptake of private cloud from the banking, financial services, and insurance (BFSI) sector; and that of public cloud from manufacturing, e-commerce, IT and IT-enabled Services (ITeS) sectors, and born-in-the-cloud businesses.

New local customer acquisitions from 2017 to 2018 include the State Bank of India (SBI), the Syndicate Bank, Lupin Pharma, Bandhan Bank, PolicyBazaar, and Capillary Technologies, to name a few.

Nilesh Jain, Vice President, Southeast Asia and India, Trend Micro said, “India presents a huge and strategic opportunity for our business, and we will continue to invest in the country. In fact, early next year, we will be launching a Certification Program in IT Security (CPITS) in India. The program aims to equip recent computer science graduates with hands-on experience and skills, helping them kickstart a career in the cybersecurity industry with Trend Micro. We have successfully run CPITS in Egypt and Brazil, and India will be the first Asian testbed for this exciting initiative.”


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