Myla Pilao

Myla 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 to mobile, cloud, and critical infrastructure. Myla oversees a team that monitors and manages critical incidents and developments in the threat landscape. She supervises the development of information assets supporting communication plans to broaden understanding of the threat landscape. Myla contributes technical guidance in nation-building exercises related to the development of strategic cybersecurity frameworks. She shared her insights on digital threats and their real-world impact, along with countermeasure strategies for the computing public, in numerous public and media engagements in Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East. Myla is an active supporter of and advocate for the protection of children online. She also supports international movements that work on 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.