The Evolution of Cyber Defense

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In this captivating episode of the CanadianSME Small Business Podcast, we had the pleasure of hosting Greg Young, the global Vice President for Cybersecurity at Trend Micro. With a formidable valuation of $2 billion and a team of over 7,000 employees, Trend Micro is a leading name in the cybersecurity world. Greg, a luminary in Canadian cybersecurity, brings to the table over three decades of diverse experience, including his impactful work at Gartner, his role as a CISO for the federal Department of Communications, and his service in the military police. In our discussion, Greg delves into Trend Micro’s cybersecurity predictions for 2024, the disruptive influence of GenAI on the cybersecurity market, and offers invaluable strategies for businesses to combat emerging cyber threats.

Key Highlight Points:

  • Greg shares Trend Micro’s key cybersecurity predictions for the upcoming year, providing crucial insights for the future.
  • An exploration of GenAI’s expected impact on the cybersecurity market, and how it could revolutionize the field.
  • Greg offers perspectives on how businesses can stay ahead of cybercriminals and protect themselves from new and evolving threats.
  • Insights into why self-regulation is critical in the cybersecurity industry and its implications for businesses.
  • Greg discusses how Trend Micro’s tools and services uniquely benefit businesses in the digital landscape.
  • Advice for small businesses on managing their cybersecurity efforts effectively in the face of digital threats.
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We extend our heartfelt thanks to Greg Young for sharing such valuable insights and forward-looking predictions in cybersecurity. His expertise is not only enlightening but also vital for small businesses navigating the complex digital landscape. Our conversation covered the future of cybersecurity, the emergence of GenAI, and the innovative solutions offered by Trend Micro, providing key takeaways for our listeners, particularly those in small business circles.

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