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ASEAN-Japan Cybersecurity Community Unites to Fight Against Cyber Threats

(source: PH-CERT/NADPOP)

The information security, cybersecurity, and data protection communities in Asia joined forces to boost cooperation between their communities and countries for combating cyber threats. Thus, this partnership will bolster information security and cybersecurity throughout Asia, including the Philippines.

The Philippine Computer Emergency Response Team (PH-CERT) and the National Association of Data Protection Officers of the Philippines (NADPOP) have partnered with the NPO Japan Network Security Association (JNSA) and the Indonesia Network Security Association (IdNSA) to introduce CyberSecConPH. 

CyberSecConPH is a conference created to promote networking and the exchange of knowledge among individuals and organizations in Information Security (InfoSec) and Cybersecurity. The main objective is encouraging collaboration between public and private entities across different sectors. Most importantly, it aims to strengthen and sustain an InfoSec and Cybersecurity Community in the Philippines while connecting with similar communities in Asia.

From Left to Right: Chair of CyberSecConPH Conference Sam Jacoba, Chair of the International Relations Committee of the JNSA Seiichi Ito, Founder and Advisor of the IdNSA Dr. Rudi Lumanto, PH-CERT President Lito Averia (source: PH-CERT/NADPOP)

The speakers of CyberSecConPH include: 

  • Seiichi Ito, Chair of the International Relations Committee of the JNSA 
  • Dr. Rudi Lumanto, Founder and Advisor of the IdNSA
  • PH-CERT President Lito Averia 
  • USec. Jeffrey Dy of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT)
  • 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)
  • Atty. Mara Villegas, PH-CERT Vice President for Legal, PH-CERT
  • Atty. Kiko Acero, Data Protection Officer of Meralco
  • Abet Dela Cruz, Co-Founder of PH-CERT

“It is about time that a multi-country approach spearheaded by Communities of Practice will join hands to fight against cyber criminals. Along with similar initiatives from government institutions and other private sector organizations, our Communities of Practice will work with them proactively to train current and future InfoSec and Cybersecurity professionals to enable them to go head-to-head against online threats,” said Sam Jacoba, CyberSecConPH Conference Chair.


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