The International Labour Organization (ILO), the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) and LinkedIn have launched a two-year partnership.
The International Labour Organization (ILO), the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) and LinkedIn have launched a two-year data insights partnership that aims to improve government decision-making, promote green jobs and build the capacities of governments to identify and provide training opportunities.
Through the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the ILO and LinkedIn on 15 January 2021, the partners hope to support the development of deep, cross-sector partnerships that benefit governments, the private sector, employers’ and workers’ organizations and civil society organizations.
“The transition to green, low-carbon and resource-efficient economies will bring a massive transformation in labour markets. More and better jobs linked to relevant skills acquisition, can be created if we better understand the demand and supply of labour in emerging green sectors.”
Vic Van Vuuren, Director of the Enterprises Department, ILO and Chair of the PAGE Management Board
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LinkedIn’s real-time view into the global labour market will enable partners to leverage its insights into the skills, jobs and occupations that are quickly rising in demand. For example, LinkedIn’s granular, skills-based understanding of green jobs will also detect emerging trends by analysing occupations whose titles may not identify them in a traditional “green” role but are increasingly reliant upon green skills.
Complementary LinkedIn data on hiring trends by gender and region will also provide unique insights into the world of work.
“As we continue the road to economic recovery, it’s even more important for people in transition to have access to adequate re-skilling opportunities and employment in low-carbon and climate-resilient jobs. We’re committed to sharing our real-time view into green jobs and green skills with leaders as they shape future workforce investments.”
Karin Kimbrough, Chief Economist at LinkedIn
Thanks to its MoU with the ILO, these data can now help inform policy recommendations as well as further research and analysis, with a particular focus on supporting governments to transition to green economies within the context of PAGE’s work on green jobs as well as helping governments and labour market institutions become more responsive to the needs of workers and employers through the promotion of targeted skills training.
The LinkedIn-ILO partnership also welcomes the strategic collaboration of UNEP and UNITAR, whose complementary mandates and expertise will help translate rich labour-related data insights into informed policies and practical capacity-building activities.
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Trend Micro intercepted a surge in malware, phishing and credential theft
HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 4 March 2021 - Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704;TSE: 4704), the leader in cloud security, today revealed that it blocked 16.7 million high-risk email threats that slipped past webmail providers' native filters. This amounts to an increase of nearly a third on 2019 figures.
The new statistics are provided by Trend Micro's Cloud App Security (CAS), an API-based solution that provides second-layer protection for Microsoft Exchange Online, Gmail, and a host of other services.[i]
To read the full Trend Micro Cloud App Security Threat Report 2020, please visit here.
"COVID-19 forced many organizations to accelerate their digital adoption plans, and SaaS apps have become indispensable to remote workers. However, where there are users, there are also threats and we've seen a spike in attacks targeting organizations' perceived weakest link during the pandemic," said Tony Lee, Head of Consulting at Trend Micro Hong Kong and Macau. "Trend Micro Cloud App Security has been indispensable in providing an extra layer of protection -- each one of those nearly 17 million threats previously missed represents a risk of corporate data theft, ransomware and fraud."
Detections of malware, credential theft and phishing emails all recorded double-digit year-on-year increases in 2020, while BEC volumes dropped slightly.
Malware-laden emails: Trend Micro detected 1.2 million emails containing malware that would otherwise have appeared in users' inboxes, up 16% on 2019 figures. These included many Emotet and Trickbot attacks which are often the precursor to targeted ransomware.
Phishing: Trend Micro intercepted over 6.9 million phishing emails in 2020, a 19% increase from the previous year. Discounting credential phishing, the number of threats in this category surged 41% over the period. COVID-19 was a common lure, as were big-name brands like Netflix that have become popular during the pandemic. Attackers were typically looking for personal and financial information to monetize.
Credential phishing: Trend Micro detected nearly 5.5 million attempts to steal users' credentials that were allowed through by existing cloud native security filters. This was a 14% increase on 2019 and accounted for the vast majority of detected phishing emails. Attackers are increasingly supplementing these with phone-based vishing attacks.
Business email compromise (BEC): Although BEC detections declined 18% year-on-year, average losses continue to rise -- increasing 48% from the first to the second quarter of 2020.
Trend Micro Cloud App Security offers comprehensive multi-layered protection for platforms such as Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace via:
Machine learning-powered Writing Style DNA to spot BEC
Computer vision and AI for credential phishing detection
Sandbox malware analysis
Document exploit detection
File, email, and web reputation technologies
Data loss prevention (DLP)
Trend Micro Vision One, a comprehensive XDR solution providing investigation, detection, and response across your endpoints, email, network, and servers.
[i] It also protects various cloud-based applications and services, including Microsoft 365, OneDrive for Business, SharePoint Online, Google Drive, Box, Dropbox, and Salesforce.
About Trend Micro
Trend Micro, a global leader in cybersecurity, helps make the world safe for exchanging digital information. Leveraging over 30 years of security expertise, global threat research, and continuous innovation, Trend Micro enables resilience for businesses, governments, and consumers with connected solutions across cloud workloads, endpoints, email, IIoT, and networks. Our XGen™ security strategy powers our solutions with a cross-generational blend of threat-defense techniques that are optimized for key environments and leverage shared threat intelligence for better, faster protection. With over 6,700 employees in 65 countries, and the world's most advanced global threat research and intelligence, Trend Micro enables organizations to secure their connected world. www.trendmicro.com.hk
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