Trend Micro Launches Online Assessment Tools for Cloud, Cyber and Mobile Security

Studies show that US organizations are far better prepared than ones from Japan

By on November 27th, 2012 20:41 GMT

Security solutions provider Trend Micro has released new free online tools that allow organizations to assess their current posture and determine how well prepared they are to handle consumerization, cloud adoption and targeted attacks.

All that you need to do is answer a number of 25 questions and you will be provided with an assessment of your company’s current status. The results are compared with industry averages and suggestions on how to make improvements are provided based on the results.

After conducting such a study in several countries with organizations of 500 or more employees, Trend Micro has determined that, as far as advanced persistent threats are concerned, Japan is the least ready. The US and Canada appear to be the best prepared for such threats.

On average, 86% of organizations share their security policies regularly with employees and around 75% of them educate their employees about targeted attacks.

“We have seen a real need for a tool that assists companies with their move to the cloud and increase need to access company resources via mobile or BYOD adoption with many devices including personal computers, mobile and tablet devices,” said Jon Clay, senior manager, core technology marketing.

“Certainly there exists a heightened awareness around security with cloud adoption as well as APT/Targeted attacks.”

When it comes to cloud adoption and sharing cloud security policies with employees, US and Canadian firms are the highest ranked.

Japanese organizations only scored a 2.3 average when their levels of cloud-readiness were tested. US firms, on the other hand, scored 4.5.

89% of US organizations encrypt their important data in the cloud, while only 40% of Japanese firms do the same.

The online assessment tool is available here.

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