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ISOG kicks off cybersecurity campaigns with first event of the year

Information Security Officers Group (ISOG), a professional information security organization in the Philippines, kicked its annual event “I AM SECURE” cybersecurity campaign with a shoot fest held on May 18 at the Philippine Marine Corps Firing range. 

Hundreds of partners and stakeholders from more than 80 companies nationwide joined the event. Participants include information security professionals from across different industries, including banking and finance, technology, cybersecurity, and the public sector.

“The event speaks of our direction for the year, which is to strengthen our defenses,” said Archie Tolentino, president of ISOG. “It also symbolizes the shared mission of ISOG and the Philippine Marine Corps, which is to safeguard the country and our fellowmen. As PMC protects the nation at sea, land, and air, ISOG protects the country’s digital landscape.”

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ISOG’s partner institutions for the event were the National Privacy Commission, Department of Information and Communications Technology, PNP Anti-Cybercrime Group, IT Interaction Philippines, Rootcon, ISACA Manila Chapter, and TG Group. The event was sponsored by Titanium Sponsors: Trends-CISCO; Pentera; Trendmicro-Netsec-VSTECS; Sangfor-WSI; Sophos- WSI; Checkpoint; Rubrik-Exclusive Networks; Arcon; Fortinet-VSTECS-Netsec; Crowdstrike-Netskope-Nextgen; Platinum Sponsors: Forcepoint; Kaseya-NMI; Security Scorecard-WSI; F5-Westcon; Palo Alto-Westcon;  Extrahop-Westcon; Zscaler-Westcon; Sailpoint-Delinea-ITSDI; Gold Sponsors: Yubico-WSI; Trellix-VSTECS; Wallix-Gatewatcher- Bizsecure; Cyfirma-Nextgen; StellarCyber-Microgenesis-Nextgen; Okta-Nextgen; and Silver Sponsor: Gigamon-Westcon.

Strengthening defenses through I AM SECURE 2023

Xiameer Marketing Services (XMS) is one of the main drivers of the ISOG I AM SECURE 2023 forum series, the first of which is scheduled on June 22 at the Makati Diamond Residents. The second in the cybersecurity forum series is to be held on Aug. 10 at the Dusti Thani Hotel. 

For cybersecurity month, ISOG will hold its annual conference and exhibition set for Oct. 26 at Shangri-La at the Fort. The conference will highlight the “ISOGx: Cybersecurity Solution Pitch.” Cybersecurity thought leaders will take center stage in this forum. 

Other activities in the pipeline are ISOG’s special 9th anniversary celebration, technical training sessions, and a year-end donation drive called “Balik Eskwela or Back to School Program: Scholarship and School Supplies Grant”, the annual corporate social responsibility project of ISOG. 

To ramp up membership growth, ISOG will be rolling out programs designed for white hat experts, recognizing their contributions to safeguarding the digital landscape. It is also opening its doors to new members from different industries and sectors apart from renewing current alliances.

Expanding the cybersecurity ecosystem

The organization will also connect its members to the Philippine cybersecurity ecosystem and provide continuous learning opportunities for its members. Likewise, ISOG is committed to setting the standard for a sustainable and safe information security environment and espousing a new culture of information security with a far-reaching impact on the country’s cybersecurity landscape. 

“As we see the need to strengthen cybersecurity in every industry, we believe that it is about time to expand our reach so we can do more and be more for others,” said Chito Jacinto, vice president of ISOG and chair of the 2023 Events and Membership. “We are looking forward to sharing our info security campaigns with more industries and we are open to receiving insights from new members.”

ISOG membership is now open to micro small and medium enterprises, large organizations, and end-user organizations. However, as an association that prides itself on being vendor-neutral, ISOG limits its membership to a prospective member organization’s staff with non-sales or non-marketing functions.  

For more details about ISOG and its campaigns, visit ISOG’s official website at  (isog-org.ph) and socials at Facebook:  Information Security Officers Group – ISOG Facebook, YouTube Channel:  ISOG SUMMIT – YouTube and LinkedIn: ISOG (Information Security Officers Group): Company | LinkedIn.  #ISOG #IAMSECURE  #Cybersecuity

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