Trend Micro sets up its MENA HQ in Saudi Arabia

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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American-Japanese multinational cyber security software company Trend Micro has opened its Middle East and North Africa (MENA) headquarters (HQ) in Riyadh.

According to the statement, “It will be the first global cyber security company to set up a regional headquarters in Saudi Arabia.”

This strategic step demonstrates the company’s commitment and alignment with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 in efforts to create and empower human capacities in collaboration with the Saudi Federation for Cybersecurity, Programming, and Drones (SAFCSP).

Trend Micro will also establish a “Center of Innovation and Learning” at its Riyadh headquarters to pursue its ambitions for a more technologically safe and secure Saudi Arabia. This will include an executive briefing center that will host executives from both the public and private sectors from across the country to demonstrate firsthand cutting-edge cyber security innovations and solutions.

The headquarters will also include a learning facility, which will offer skilling opportunities for graduates and professionals looking to advance their careers in cyber security and information security.

Moataz Bin Ali
Moataz BinAli
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“The launch of our HQ in Riyadh speaks directly to our continued commitment to invest in the Kingdom and contribute to the Saudi Vision 2030. We are thrilled about our continued partnership with the SAFCSP that will work towards accelerating the capabilities of Saudi Arabia in areas of cyber security. Our vision is to become a trusted and preferred partner to the country and foster a robust secured digital environment for organizations and communities to thrive.”

As per the reports, Tuwaiq Academy, which is part of the Federation, will work with Trend Micro to launch the Cyber Security Academy in Saudi Arabia. This program intends to offer training in Cloud, Endpoint, and XDR security to over 3,000 trainees around the Kingdom.

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