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Digital Philippines: Driving and securing the next wave of innovation Growth

November 16, 2022 | Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila

Leveraging innovation to the utmost, recognizing current challenges and trends.


In the time of huge digital transformation, more and more enterprises begin to embrace the adoption of technology whether it be for systems upgrade, to simply stay ahead, or to fully realize the full potential of digitizing operations. Whatever the case is, when going digital, more data is being created and stored. With the proliferation of digitization across the globe, threat groups are also tailing this progress carefully selecting their next victims.

According to not just one research firm – the Philippines has ranked 4th among countries most targeted by web threats. Phishing, malware attacks, scams, online fraud, and ransomware attacks are happening from company to company risking data from their customers. In 2020 alone, 6,979,713 attacks were reported to have transpired in the country. As to malware attacks, the number skyrocketed to 167% compared to 2020. As for ransomware attacks, the volume rose to 623.3 million in 2021, as found in a recent study by a cyber threat intelligence study. As to fraud, a recorded increase of 19.08 % was observed, according to an intelligence report – this number constituted suspected digital fraud attempts across industries in the country on specific comparison of timelines but it also revealed that not all industries are being targeted equally. The financial sector, for an example, has seen an increase in digital fraud attempts (50.39%) – the largest increase of attempt rate compared to other sectors like travel and leisure, and online communities like dating apps. Surprisingly, logistics, retail and telco have observed a decrease in fraud rate. There are more numbers to look at per type of attack on a specific sector, but what does really matter? Not to mention that according to experts, the Philippines still hasn’t achieved the optimum security it needs in place to protect data present in the web space. Several experts and leaders in the IT Security sphere have expressed many pointers to consider in strengthening security like robust partnerships between the private sector and government. 

The disruption these attacks create aren’t just disruption alone, it has ripple effects that bring the victims in unwanted and undesirable situations that put one’s enterprise’s reputation at risk. The continuous developments in digital transformation brings with it the many challenges in securing data and information. That is why the 4th ITSEC Asia by Rockbird Media is bringing top-notch IT Security leaders and solution providers – to find out what else is there to protect your vulnerables.

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2022 Speakers

Mark Frogoso

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Mynt (Globe Fintech Innovations, Inc.)

Trisha Liu-Ventura

Chief Information Security Officer, Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines

Marlon Sorongon

Chief Information Security Officer, Maybank Philippines/New York

Charmaine Valmonte

Chief Information Security Officer, Aboitiz Equity Ventures Inc.

Arturo Samaniego

Technology Editor and ICT Head, Manila Bulletin

Atty. Kayzer Saba

AVP for Compliance and Data Privacy, BDO Unibank

Hector Melencio

Assistant VP, Head - IT Department, Philippines Amusement and Gaming Corporation

Col. Joey Fontiveros

Regiment Deputy Commander, Army Signal Regiment

Mahesswar Shri Mohanty

Identity Evangelist, Saviynt, APAC Region

JC Principe

Group Chief Information Security Officer, Unistar Credit Finance Corporation

Michael Oliver Ignacio

Vice President for IT Security and Data Privacy, Inspiro

Agenda At A Glance


The facilitation session, the one-on-one, these special sessions really give the participants a focused discussion with the experts and they can get their advice they can get their opinions and that would help the participants reflect on what they are doing wrong and probably correctly it eventually. When I look at the variety of topics, they are the hot topics, the critical issues, and the emerging technologies. Like IoT, data privacy, digital transformation; these are “in” things that every business has nowadays must face. These are all inevitable.

[If I were to tell my peers about the event,] I would recommend them to attend it because of the vast knowledge that they’ll get, the opinions and the expertise of these known individuals in their fields. They will really help them in their businesses.

– Meralco

Rockbird in general has invited great speakers and sponsors for the event. Organizers have also assisted us with the antigen testing which made us feel secure during the event.

– Cebu Pacific Air


Awesome event. I would love to attend in future events like this. I gained so much knowledge and understanding with all those topics presented.

– Philippine Bank of Communications

You have the right target market. It’s the same market we have been trying to tap in past couple of months and we’d like to impart the latest technology as I’ve mentioned earlier to the C-level because normally when we conduct our meetings it’s normally with the IT Manager and not really to the upper management or top management. So I believe this is the right format. The one-on-one session was the most appealing during this event because we were able to sit down with the target market, the certain C-level Executive that we’ve been wanting to schedule a meeting with.

– Lenovo

The event was very fruitful, I learned so much and was able to connected to many leaders in the InfoSec community.

– Polytechnic University of the Philippines

Great Job!!! 👍👍👍 Rockbird Media as an event organizer values the participants’ time. Also, their enthusiasm and energy reverberated on the positive outcome of the event.

– Security Bank Corporaton

“It was great to hear everyone’s point of view! Great set of speakers!”

– Manila Doctors Hospital

2022 Sponsors

Bronze Sponsor

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