Trend Micro extends MOU with Republic Polytechnic for another three years

Trend Micro Incorporated
2018-11-22 17:20 1443

The renewal aims to develop industry-relevant curriculum, provide hands-on experience for students, and address the cybersecurity skills shortage in Singapore

SINGAPORE, Nov. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), today renewed its Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Republic Polytechnic (RP) for students from the Diploma in Infocomm Security Management. The partnership, which has been extended to August 2021, sees Trend Micro provide expertise, training, academic sponsorship, and internship opportunities to RP students.

The renewal is the extension of a joint Cloud and Virtualisation Security Lab launched by the two entities in early 2017. The lab features Trend Micro's award-winning Deep Security™ technology designed to protect against advanced threats and targeted attacks in all kinds of server environments.

"The Cybersecurity Agency of Singapore warned that our nation needs 3,400 cybersecurity professionals by 2020. To counteract this huge talent shortage, we need to build an ecosystem that produces world-class cybersecurity professionals," said Nilesh Jain, Vice President, Southeast Asia and India, Trend Micro. "Through working closely with RP, we have the opportunity to pass on our expertise gained through our 30-year history as a global cybersecurity leader to the next generation of cybersecurity professionals. Complementing the curriculum with an industry-based hands-on approach is crucial in educating students of the ever-evolving cyber landscape and nurturing them into the skilled professionals we need."

Main collaboration activities include:

  • Top-performing students will get internship opportunities within Trend Micro, as well as academic awards and scholarships sponsored by the company.
  • Trend Micro's experts will support and mentor Student Final Year Projects, which test students' ingenuity in mitigating real-life cybersecurity threats.
  • RP staff will get the opportunity to gain industry exposure through work assignments at Trend Micro.
  • Trend Micro and RP will co-develop and co-own staff projects. The results will be shared for development of Trend Micro's technology and RP's coursework.

"This collaboration with Trend Micro has brought about fruitful learning outcomes for our infocomm security management students. The joint Cloud and Virtualisation Security Lab has provided our students with a learning environment to apply hands-on skills to manage cybersecurity scenarios," said  James Tham, Programme Chair, Diploma in Infocomm Security Management, Republic Polytechnic.

About Trend Micro

Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, helps to make the world safe for exchanging digital information. Our innovative solutions for consumers, businesses, and governments provide layered security for data centers, cloud environments, networks, and endpoints. All our products work together to seamlessly share threat intelligence and provide a connected threat defense with centralized visibility and control, enabling better, faster protection. With more than 6,000 employees in over 50 countries and the world's most advanced global threat intelligence, Trend Micro secures your connected world. For more information, visit

About Republic Polytechnic

The first educational institution in Singapore to leverage the Problem-based Learning approach for all its diploma programmes, Republic Polytechnic (RP) has seven schools and one academic centre offering thirty-nine diplomas in Applied Science, Engineering, Management and Communication, Hospitality, Infocomm, Sports, Health and Leisure, and Technology for the Arts.

Republic Polytechnic is committed to nurturing innovation and entrepreneurial learning in an environment that develops problem-solving skills and lifelong learning opportunities. Its holistic and broad-based curriculum prepares students for an active and meaningful role in society as problem solvers, respected professionals and passionate citizens.

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