In celebration of National Cybersecurity Month, the Information Security Officers Group (ISOG) will once again hold the grandest and longest cybersecurity awareness campaign in the Philippines through a virtual summit to be held from Oct. 8 to Nov. 8, 2021.

With the theme “Securing the New Cyber Norm,” the full virtual event titled I Am Secure 2021: The Great Shift will bring together more than 3,000 enablers and decision-makers in the field of cybersecurity. This includes local and international C-level executives like Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) and Chief Technology Officers, Data Privacy Officers, Security Architects, and Risk and Compliance Heads. Expected attendees also include experts in cybersecurity, data privacy, and banking & finance, as well as professionals from the academe, public, and private sectors.

The event will be a digital venue for attendees to engage with one another, establish standard procedures in the industry, equip themselves with new skills to promote information security, and empower Filipinos by strengthening legislative measures of fighting cybercrime.

“While the rapid shift to the digital world has helped various organizations thrive in the new normal, it can’t be denied that these connected digital technologies also come with a whole new list of cyber threats and risks,” ISOG VP and Summit Chairman Chito Jacinto said. “This event aims to equip and empower organizations and institutions to build a stronger cyber defense strategy that is essential in securing our digital economy against cyber risks, threats, and attacks in the new normal,” he added.

Three-dimensional (3D) digital venue

To veer away from being a boring webinar, the event will run through a state-of-the-art and globally awarded virtual venue platform. Through this technology, participants can enjoy a simulated event summit experience by entering three-dimensional virtual interactive lobby, plenary hall, breakout rooms, exhibition halls, and networking lounge.

Cybersecurity talks with augmented staging and presentations

Aside from an ultramodern virtual event platform, the cybersecurity summit will provide participants with informative webinars featuring topics such as password awareness, family home cyber tips, phishing awareness, and ransom awareness. To make the webinars even more engaging, it will come with augmented staging and presentations.

There will also be breakout and plenary sessions facilitated by reputable speakers who will be providing comprehensive insights on topics like defensive and offensive security.

Participants will also get to join and witness fun summit activities including booth exhibition, games, raffles, and Cyber Quiz Bee.

“Our efforts to make our digital cybersecurity awareness campaign as engaging and as empowering as possible is in line with our organization’s mission to strengthen information security through education and awareness programs. As we make the great shift towards digital, ISOG takes the lead in securing the new cyber norm in the country through programs like this,” ISOG President Archie Tolentino said.

Initial sponsors of the event are Trends, Globe Business, Cilynx, BlueVoyant with Microsoft, Huawei, Trendmicro with Netsec Technologies and VST ECS Phils Inc, Westcon with Palo Alto Networks, CyCognito, Tanium, Fortinet, Netpoleon with Netscout, F5, Nexus with Extrahop, MDI-Novare with FireEye, Group IB, Blancco, Tenable, Gigamon, Arcon, M-Security with RSA Netwitness, Aptsecure Technologies with Seclore, Everest IMS, IPV Network, Solarwinds, and Inspira.

ISOG, which consists of CISOs from different financial institutions and IT security professionals in the Philippines, has been organizing security summits since 2015.

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