The Information Security Officers Group (ISOG) has proven success with yet another fruitful year in its longest cybersecurity event in the Philippines! (October 8 to November 8, 2019) I Am Secure 2019, with its theme “Industry 4.0/ 4th Industrial Revolution”, raised a call to action using the tagline: “Information Security Professionals in the midst of the Digital Tsunami”.
More than a thousand delegates from more than 250 companies flocked the culminating activity’s venues: Makati Shangri-la hotel for the Opening Ceremonies and National Conference (October 8, 16-17); PJLI Convention-Cebuana Lhuillier Academy, Antipolo City for Defend the Flag 2.0 Hackathon (October 10-11); ISOG-oke at Romulo Cafe (October 24); The Government and Education forum at The Peninsula Manila hotel (November 5); and RealYacht ship at the CCP complex for the closing ceremonies (Nov 8).
Local and international sponsors, stakeholders, security experts, and business leaders were able to showcase their solutions and presentations during the plenary and breakout sessions. ISOG I AM Secure campaign materials together with other partners’ white papers and case studies had been cascaded thoroughly in several social media portals of the organization throughout the month.
Distinguished guests from the government, information technology, security, and financial institutions were invited to be keynotes, guest speakers, and panelists. The event was graced by the presence of Dir. Angelica Sarmiento, Director IV, Central Management, Office of Department of Finance (DOJ); Mr. Mhel Plabasan, Director of Technology Risk and Innovation Supervision Department, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP); Police Colonel Ariel Fulo, Chief of Community Affairs and Development Division, Philippine National Police (PNP) NCRPO; Dir. Jose Carlos Reyes, Director IV, Cybersecurity Bureau, Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT); Privacy Commissioner, Mr. Raymund Liboro, National Privacy Commission(NPC); Jonathan Ragasag, Data Security and technology Standards Division, National Privacy Commission(NPC); Atty. Angiereen Medina, State Counsel, Department of Justice-Office of Cybercrime (DOJ-OC); Major Gil P. Tario II (SC) PA, Asst. Chief of Staff for Plans and Strategies, C5, Armed Forces of the Philippines-CG (AFP); Chairman Prospero De Vera III, Commission on Higher Education; Police Lieutenant Colonel. Nico Fuentes, OIC, Cybersecurity Unit-Philippine National Police (PNP).
The organization’s president Joey Regala opened the ceremonies and gave prominence to the essence of the summit as an opportunity to foster unity and collaboration within cybersecurity leaders. 2019 summit chair and one of ISOG’s founding directors, Mr. Archie Tolentino, is grateful for the support of the sponsors, partners, and delegates. “Maraming Salamat po sa lahat ng sumuporta sa ISOG! We were able to Equip, Establish, Engage, and Empower the Philippine Cybersecurity landscape because of your participation. May you continue to support us in our journey of cyber-securing the nation. As the Latin phrase goes, ‘Non Sibi Sed Patriae’-“Not for self, but for country.”