Myla Pilao, Director for Technology Marketing, Trend Micro

Myla Pilao leads security research communications at TrendLabs, Trend Micro’s Research and Development Center. She heads the division of the company that monitors the security threat landscape, including high-profile attacks like advanced persistent threats (APTs) and prevalent digital security threats like mobile, cloud and critical infrastructure. She oversees a team that monitors and manages critical incidents and developments in the threat landscape.  Myla is a strategic communications expert with over 10 years of experience as a security spokesperson and evangelist. She has since handled numerous public and media engagements in Europe, Asia Pacific & the Middle East, where she shares awareness and insights on digital threats and its real-world impact, along with countermeasure strategies for the computing public.  Myla is also an active supporter and advocate on the protection of children online and international movements of stopping the online commercial distribution of inappropriate images of children. Myla holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the National University in Singapore. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Arts and Letters, major in Communication Arts, from the University of Santo Tomas.


The Silent Evolution

Global plateauing trend in Ransomware infection, almost 60% decrease in ransomware families but despite that ransomware remains a persistent threat in the global cyber landscape. The ransomware cases that were reported seem to indicate evolving approaches and hinting at unfaltering underground activity.