What the Hack 2016 Cyber Security and IT Show

 Few days before the Philippine National Elections, the COMELEC website was defaced by the infamous Anonymous Philippines and the whole database was leaked when LulzSec Pilipinas posted the mirror links on Facebook. What the Hack 2016 Cyber Security and IT Show

No system or network is 100% hacker proof – and all black hats believe this.

– The Mind of the Black Hat authored by Dennis Paul Nino Sanchez

Do you agree with this? I do. We can say that maybe, these systems and networks are hacked because they are vulnerable, yet, how can we say a system is susceptible when even a Bangladesh bank was hacked and funds were transferred by hackers from one country to another [see Bangladesh Bank heist].

Just in time to tackle hacking, Global Knowledge PH Inc. organized and hold What the Hack 2016 Cyber Security and IT Show last June 3 and 4 at SMX MOA Pasay. The 2 day event  aims to engage ethical hackers, penetration testers, digital forensics experts and for them to share their knowledge about cyber security and to show IT professionals,  IT students and interested non IT people on ways how to protect networks and systems. The summit is composed of talks from IT experts. IT experts and students were welcomed by Roszela Reigan, GlobalKnowledge PH, Inc. CEO and hosted by Mr. Dennis Sanchez.

IT experts and students were welcomed by Roszela Reigan, GlobalKnowledge PH, Inc. CEO
IT experts and students were welcomed by Roszela Reigan, GlobalKnowledge PH, Inc. CEO
CIO of GlobalKnowledge PH, Inc. - Mr. Dennis Sanchez, an in-demand and top IT security trainer
CIO of GlobalKnowledge PH, Inc. – Mr. Dennis Sanchez, an in-demand and top IT security trainer

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What the Hack 2016 Cyber Security and IT Show

Among the discussed topics are Securing Against Malicious Firmware,Assessing & Prioritizing the Biggest Threats to Critical National Infrastructure, Effects of DDos Attack on one area of the National Infrastructure,Effectively protecting security systems thru inter-sector collaboration, The Government’s National Cyber Security Strategy and more. Captain Carlos Ely Tingson started with his talk about the Future of Global Security. He sited some of the global security challenges like global war on terror, human security, cyber threats and nuclear arms proliferation. A familiar personality we have heard, Rodolfo Jun Lozada introduced the Android Mobile Application he developed  named TARA. TARA stands for Theft Alarm Recovery App, an application made to aid the growing problem of mobile phone theft. Mr. Lozada shared a video clip of stories shared by people and relatives of those killed and victimized by phone thieves . He also shared how stolen phones can be hacked. According to him, there are stolen phones which are not protected with locks, thus hackers are able to gain access with the owner’s emails, contacts and accounts.

What the Hack 2016 Cyber Security and IT Show

I attended last year’s What the Hack but this year was the time I was able to join or participate on the panel discussion. I asked the industry experts some things related to bloggers and to blogging. My question was how can bloggers avoid sites being hacked and if worse happens – if there are entities we can seek help. According to Jay F. Salanguste of NBI, he said victims can seek help from them. A case will be filed and they will coordinate to telcos here in the Philippines. Mr. Jay F. Salanguste’ also the one who shared step by steps on how they work in a Cyber Crime investigation using osTriage.

Aside from the talks, artwork entries by Global Knowledge Artists’ Academy were also displayed. Cosplayers also showed their cosplay attires for the CyberWolrd Ambassadors contest.

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I won a very educational book authored by Dennis Nino Sanchez during this summit.

The Mind of the Black Hat by Dennis Paul Nino Sanchez
The Mind of the Black Hat by Dennis Paul Nino Sanchez

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Congratulations for another successful What the Hack 2016! I am sure everybody went home with lots of knowledge about Cyber Security.

view last year’s story about What the Hack 2015 here:

What the Hack 2016 Cyber Security and IT Show

Organized by: GLOBALKNOWLEDGE PH INC.

Ground Flr. Unit 107 Beacon Plaza, Shaw Blvd. Cor. Ideal St. Mandaluyong City, Philippines

Telephone Nos.: (+632) 721-4380 / 668-6531 / 0919-959-4894

Email: sandra@gkphilippines.com  URL: www.gkphilippines.com

sources:

http://www.gkphilippines.com/

The Mind of the Black Hat by Dennis Paul Nino Sanchez

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3 thoughts on “What the Hack 2016 Cyber Security and IT Show

  1. ROBERT LEE says:

    I will only speak as a blogger. For a blog site to be protected, a blogger must understand they can be hacked and must be willing to put up necessary steps to secure their blogs. Now, that doesn’t mean the secured blog cannot be hacked, but why make it easier?

    Bloggers on WordPress self-hosted blogs, why make it easy for hackers to target your admin panel by knowing this:

    http://www. *yourdomain* .com/wp-admin

    Above is an example.

    Choosing a reliable is not only about the costs, but the security features implemented by a host. With WordPress (or any platform), there are plugins to help secure a site.

    Again, is the blogger willing to put time to learn the basics of securing their blog? Apparently, most do not.

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  2. Xavier B says:

    This a great event organized there. Very helpful (I also love the name of it Haha). But yeah, no matter how secured are your data, it can always be hacked. Everything can be hacked, that’s how cyber security gets better too. We point the breach, show, go further and because of that we can protect ourselves better from those breaches and so on. It’s an endless pattern to increase security.

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