Trend Micro’s Risk to Resilience World Tour makes a pitstop at Riyadh with NEOM McLaren Formula E

Trend Micro Incorporated , a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, hosted its Risk to Resilience (R2R) World Tour in Riyadh with NEOM McLaren Formula E Team at the King Abdullah Financial District on Jan. 24, 2024. The R2R world tour represented a significant juncture in the cybersecurity sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. As an exceptional feature of this prestigious event, attendees got access to exclusive tickets to the NEOM McLaren Formula E race in Diriyah on Jan. 26 & 27, 2024.

Furthermore, the event featured innovative security solutions, industry leading strategies and insightful sessions by esteemed speakers including David Chow, Chief Technology & Strategy Officer at Trend Micro; Dr. Moataz Bin Ali, Regional Vice President and Managing Director, MMEA, Trend Micro; Talal AlBakr, CEO, SCCC Alibaba Cloud; Mesfer Almesfer, Chief Information Security Officer at NEOM; Alaa Alharbi, Cyber Security Director at Saudi Logistics Services (SAL); Christian Frazen, Cybersecurity Strategy Director, NEOM; Hamad Al Katheri, Chief Cybersecurity Officer at The Ministry of Tourism, KSA; and Bader Alasoos, Senior Vice President of Cyber Security at Mobily, amongst others.

Trend Micro’s partnership with NEOM McLaren Formula E, announced in 2023, is a pioneering collaboration that fuses high-speed decision-making on the racetrack with an advanced multi-layered cybersecurity approach. In this partnership, Trend Micro proudly holds the distinguished title of the Official Cybersecurity Partner of the NEOM McLaren Formula E Team. This strategic collaboration covers a comprehensive range of cybersecurity products, tailored for both business and consumer use, engineered to protect against cyber threats targeting computers, cloud applications, identities, and networks, all under the trusted umbrella of the Trend Micro brand.

“I’m excited to welcome Trend Micro to our team. As we travel around the world, cybersecurity is critically important to us,” said Ian James, Managing Director, NEOM McLaren Electric Racing & Team Principal, NEOM McLaren Formula E Team. With Trend Micro, we will explore ways to collaborate and keep our operations safe. We are two brands with great synergy, and I’m looking forward to our years of partnership.”

“Our partnership with the NEOM McLaren Formula E Team epitomizes the union of a great vision, innovation, speed and robust cybersecurity,” said Dr. Moataz Bin Ali, Regional Vice President, and Managing Director, MMEA, at Trend Micro. “At the heart of this collaboration lies the crucial task of protecting NEOM McLaren Formula E’s critical digital assets in today’s modern era when the threat landscape evolves rapidly, which is a key focus for both organizations.

“Our shared values and vision strengthen this partnership. With every stop of the Risk to Resilience (R2R) tour, we take a significant step forward towards advancing digital security. At Trend Micro, we are dedicated to leading industry innovation, enhancing defenses against emerging threats, and ensuring resilient and secure progress in the digital world.”

The Risk to Resilience (R2R) World Tour stands as a pivotal event in Trend Micro’s dedication to protecting the digital future of the kingdom. This commitment is underscored by findings in Trend Micro’s Mid-Year Cybersecurity Report for H1 2023, which states that the company’s robust solutions detected and blocked over 54 million in Saudi Arabia, highlighting the need for advanced cybersecurity measures in the country where cutting-edge automotive technologies, like those showcased by NEOM McLaren Formula E Team, are rapidly evolving.








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