Customer data is everything at Trend Micro. As a global cybersecurity leader, protecting customer data is what we do for a living, which is why it’s important for us to put into practice what we talk to our customers about.
As a demonstration of our commitment to protecting our millions of customers, we treat all of our sensitive customer data as if it were our own. We implement the same security practices that we recommend to our customers, and take the same stance on protecting data that we believe they should take. This means that we are leveraging state-of-the-art security capabilities – many of our own – across the company, combined with updated policies, procedures, and employee awareness.
With this philosophy in place, security has evolved at Trend Micro to the point of not just saying no – we’re now able to confidently say “yes” to new and exciting projects , and we want our customers to be able to do the same. Something which is rarely talked about is that the GDPR can be about the potential of being able to do more, enabling more business opportunities faster than ever before.
The GDPR is also giving us the opportunity to show our customers that we’re driving the same road to compliance that they are. We’re not just trying to sell them state-of-the-art solutions that may help with compliance; we are a large company that specializes in security and we are implementing the same processes as they do. In sharing our journey to GDPR compliance, we are hoping to show our customers the benefits and the results of this process.
Watch the video to hear from our COO, Kevin Simzer, on how we value protecting customer data, and how we implement the same measures that we talk about to our customers.
3/14 – Overview and Finance/Executive Sponsor: Learn what the GDPR is all about, and understand how executive sponsorship will help your organization and employees become prepared.
3/21 – GDPR Program Manager: See who is mapping our Journey to GDPR compliance, and find out what type of person is needed to coordinate all of the functions involved.
3/28 – Legal: The GDPR is fundamentally a legal obligation. Understand how large the role of legal is in scope, both internally and externally, and how it is involved across all aspects of the organization.
4/4 – IT Security: Hear what our IT director has to say about how the GDPR is affecting our organization, from taking a global perspective to the way we manage data privacy, to changing the way we communicate.
4/11 – Sales & Marketing: Our COO, Kevin Simzer, explains how we’re on the same journey to becoming GDPR compliant as our customers are, and what the benefits are in this process.
4/18 – HR: See how the GDPR affects our employees, and what we’ll do to ensure they have a good understanding of the regulation.
4/25 – Marketing Operations: Learn how our Marketing Operations team ensures that our customer data is protected across all external platforms.
5/2 – Products and Services: Hear from Bill McGee, SVP Cloud Security, on how we’re always evolving to deliver state-of-the-art capabilities in our products, and how we help our customers deliver their portion of the shared security responsibility of cloud environments.
5/9 – Sales and Channel Enablement: See how important it is that our existing partners understand GDPR, and how we help them find the tools needed to achieve GDPR compliance.