Philippines Gears Up for the ASEAN-Japan Cybersecurity Community International Conference with CyberSecConPH

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MANILA – The country’s leading cybersecurity and data protection communities will be holding the Philippine leg of the International Conference on ASEAN-Japan Cybersecurity Community (IC-AJCC) this coming September 19 in Manila.

Co-Presented and organized by the Philippine Computer Emergency Response Team (PH-CERT) and, the National Association of Data Protection Officers of the Philippines (NADPOP), CyberSecConPH aims to facilitate networking and knowledge sharing among individuals and organizations in the field of Information Security and Cybersecurity, especially cross-sector collaboration between public and private entities.

CyberSecConPH also aims to strengthen and sustain an Information Security and Cybersecurity Community of Practice in the Philippines and forge connections with similar communities in the Philippines and Asia.

The confirmed speakers of CyberSecConPH include:

  • Seiichi Ito, Chair of International Relations Committee of the NPO Japan Network Security Association (JNSA), will be discussing Cybersecurity Best Practices in Japan;
  • Dr. Rudi Lumanto, Founder and Advisor of the Indonesia Network Security Association (IdNSA) will be sharing Cybersecurity Best Practices in Indonesia.
  • PH-CERT President Lito Averia will respond with Cybersecurity Best Practices in the Philippines. Undersecretary Jeffrey Dy of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and his team will give an update on the status of the National Cybersecurity Plan 2023-2028.

“CyberSecConPH is a free but by-invitation only event. The organizers will also launch initiatives that will strengthen the information security, and cybersecurity practices in the Philippines,” Sam Jacoba, CyberSecConPH conference chair said. “We expect over 100 CISOs, CIOs, and even Data Professionals to gather for this event.”

Averia said that “due to the increasing incidence of cybercrime, there is a growing need to bolster the ranks of cybersecurity professionals to defend persons and institutions against these nefarious cyberattacks. It is also imperative to work together through ethical communities to stave off threats from bad actors and rogue nation states that sponsor cyber terrorism.”

Other notable speakers and facilitators of CyberSecConPH are:

  • Wilson Chua Co-Founder of Bandwidth and Signal Strength Philippines (BASS) Philippines;
  • Engels Antonio ICT Committee Chair of the National Advisory Group for Police Transformation and Development of the Philippine National Police (PNP);
  • Dr. William Yu, CTO of MDI Novare;
  • Atty. Mara Villegas, PH-CERT Vice President for Legal, PH-CERT;
  • Dr. Arne Barcelo, Service Management Track Head of the Information Systems Department, University of Sto. Tomas (UST);
  • Atty. Kiko Acero, Data Protection Officer of Meralco; and,
  • Abet Dela Cruz, Co-Founder of PH-CERT.

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