DALLAS, Jan. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in security software, has announced a $10,000 donation to the Mission College Center for Innovation and Technology (MC²IT). The grant will provide resources and expertise to advise and help enhance cybersecurity course curriculum. As the security and privacy industry continues to expand and evolve, Trend Micro is committed to encouraging students to enter the cybersecurity field while empowering them with the core competency to do so.
"As part of our responsibility to help keep the world safe for exchanging digital information, Trend Micro is helping MC²IT rebuild existing curriculums while recommending relevant courses," said Raimund Genes, CTO, Trend Micro. "The addition of these types of courses will help students to become future experts and next generation leaders in cyber security."
As a member of the MC²IT advisory board, Trend Micro and other security and privacy leaders recognize the challenges presented by a lack of skilled cybersecurity professionals. With the advent of new technology, experts and professionals will need training on how to investigate and manage corresponding threats.
"With the expertise and knowledge that Trend Micro and the security advisory board bring to MC²IT, we can bridge the gap between technology and education," said Daniel Peck, president, Mission College. "We have the right people collaborating, bringing their passion to the security profession to motivate students and others interested in learning more about technology careers."
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, MC²IT is a nonprofit organization within the Mission College system that helps provide technology training, education and student internships to meet the industry's rapidly changing workforce needs.
In addition to being a member of the MC²IT security advisory board, Trend Micro is also a Chancellor's Circle sponsor and has donated $10,000 to the organization. Trend Micro's donation will be allocated to help foster the organization's goal of motivating students, developing curriculums on the latest technologies, and providing internships.
"The significant increase in global cyber-attacks is generating a strong demand for cybersecurity skillsets," said Geoff Grindrod, director, threat intelligence services, Trend Micro. "We see this partnership with MC²IT as a productive way for Trend Micro to contribute to training future cybersecurity researchers that will ultimately defend businesses, organizations, governments and economies."
About Trend Micro
Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in security software, strives to make the world safe for exchanging digital information. Built on 26 years of experience, our solutions for consumers, businesses and governments provide layered data security to protect information on mobile devices, endpoints, gateways, servers and the cloud. Trend Micro enables the smart protection of information, with innovative security technology that is simple to deploy and manage, and fits an evolving ecosystem. All of our solutions are powered by cloud-based global threat intelligence, the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™ infrastructure, and are supported by more than 1,200 threat experts around the globe. For more information, visit TrendMicro.com.
The Mission College Center for Innovation and Technology (MC²IT) is focused on connecting Mission College's technology, training, education, and students with companies in Silicon Valley to meet the industry's rapidly changing workforce needs.
MC²IT bridges the gap between the industry's growing need for STEM skills and the increasing shortage of local STEM talent by creating partnerships between industry, educators, and students to create a community of technical expertise, learning, and job creation for the larger Silicon Valley region. For more information, visit http://mc2it.missioncollege.edu.
SOURCE Trend Micro Incorporated