DECODE 2021, Trend Micro Philippines’ annual cybersecurity conference is here again and will be held on November 10 to 12, 2021.
The conference will bring leaders and experts from various organizations to engage members of the industry and discuss trends, new technologies, and recent and anticipated threads across the IT landscape. Micro has been holding the conference for five years now, which allows opportunities for networking, as well as empowering and inspiring cybersecurity professionals to continuously seek growth and enhance the industry as a whole.
DECODE 2021: DEC1DE. DEC0DE.
Now on it’s fifth year, the conference’s lineup will feature six keynote speakers across 32 virtual sessions to cater to some 2,000 participants. With “DECODE 2021: DEC1DE. DEC0DE.” as this year’s theme, it will highlight time as a factor in effective decision-making with regard to threat prevention and resolution. It also aims to equip professionals with the knowledge that is needed to isolate and assess risk from the get-go.
This year’s keynote speaker will include Alexandru Caciuloiu, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) cybercrime project coordinator. He will talk about how cybercrime is evolving and growing in Southeast Asia. Shane Cross, Cybercrime Directorate of INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI), will also be discussing cybercrime through the lens of law enforcement.
Other speakers include Jay Yaneza (Trend Micro’s director of Managed XDR), Mel T. Migriño (Meralco’s VP and group chief information security officer), Christina Lekati (Cyber Risk GmbH’s social engineering security specialist), Lauren Seawright (FBI Cyber Division Intelligence Analyst), and David Sancho (Trend Micro’s senior threat researcher).
Trend Micro is also bringing back its lineup of tracks titled Digital Frontier, No More Secrets, Business Unusual, and Securing the Security Landscape. The four tracks will cover various topics, as well as feature multiple guest speakers.
The Digital Frontier track is focused on the risk and threats of the latest technological advancements in cybersecurity. Advancements such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML). Under the No More Secrets track, speakers will look into rends and challenges related to data privacy, security, and compliance. For those who are interested in cybercrime and forensic techniques across the computing environment, the Business Unusual and Securing the Security Landscape will cater to their curiosity. It will also introduce the most recent studies in the field and notable cybercrime investigations.
Women and Students
The third day of this year’s conference will feature a special itinerary dedicated for women and students. This is made possible through the “Get IT Girl!” program, as well as discussions on “Careers in Cybersecurity” and Cybersecurity Fundamentals”. These discussions are tailored for students and other individuals looking to shift into the cybersecurity industry.
Following last year’s transition to go virtual, DECODE 2021 will also feature virtual lounges for participants to network and meet fellow experts between sessions to simulate the on-site networking from previous conferences. The sessions will also remain accessible to participants online for up to one year after the conference.