MWC 2015: Trend Micro calls for vigilance in IoT era

Company uses Barcelona event to urge action, at home and at work, on device security

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MWC 2015: Trend Micro calls for vigilance in IoT era Chen: There is much more to the Internet of Things than just smart home devices.
By  Stephen McBride Published  March 4, 2015

Cyber-sec mainstay Trend Micro is using Mobile World Congress 2015 to urge action from enterprises and end-users on securing the Internet of Things from attack.

"With the number of mobile devices, including phones and tablets, rising from 7.7bn in 2014 to more than 12.1bn by 2018, users must be prepared for both platform and app vulnerabilities to help keep corporate and personal data safe," the company said in a statement.

From its stand at the Barcelona event, Trend Micro is highlighting what it believes is a pressing need for vigilance both at home and in the workplace. Demos at the stand will serve to showcase the company's mobile security solutions, in both the enterprise and consumer space, such as Safe Mobile Workforce, Security Everywhere and Security at Home.

"There is much more to the Internet of Things than just smart home devices," said Eva Chen, Trend Micro co-founder and CEO. "While connected devices offer efficiencies and convenience, they are becoming increasingly vulnerable to attacks, and mobile devices are among the most targeted platforms. As mobile continues to become a mainstream vehicle for accessing corporate data, businesses must be able to mitigate the unparalleled range of cyber-attacks that are constantly victimising enterprises and individuals."

Trend Micro has also announced its membership in the AllSeen Alliance, a cross-industry collaboration to advance the Internet of Things through an open-source software framework called AllJoyn. The collaborative framework is designed to allow devices and applications to discover and communicate with each other, ensuring the interoperability of the IoT.

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