Global leader in cybersecurity Trend Micro Philippines is once again holding DECODE 2021: DEC1DE. DEC0DE. It is a free annual cybersecurity conference that will happen from November 10 to 12, 2021. They are bringing in experts from the Philippines and around the world to share insights and best practices in cybersecurity amidst increased digital acceleration among businesses and organizations.
DECODE 2021: DEC1DE. DEC0DE: Free Annual Cybersecurity Conference
The free annual cybersecurity conference brings leaders and experts from various organizations. They engage members of the industry and discuss trends, new technologies, and recent and anticipated threats across the IT landscape.
Itself a home of security experts who are #EngineeredToDoGood for Filipinos, Trend Micro has been holding DECODE for five years now. The event allows opportunities not only for networking but also for empowering and inspiring cybersecurity professionals to continuously seek growth and new knowledge. Moreover, the event seeks to enhance the cybersecurity industry as a whole.
This year, DECODE 2021’s lineup will feature six keynote speakers across 32 virtual sessions to cater to 2,000 participants. With the theme DECODE 2021: DEC1DE. DEC0DE, this year’s conference will highlight time as a factor in effective decision-making in relation to threat prevention and resolution. It will also equip professionals with the knowledge needed to isolate and assess risks from the get-go.
DECODE 2021 Keynote Speakers
This year’s keynote speakers 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, the Cybercrime Directorate of INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI) INTERPOL’s head of the Cybercrime Intelligence Unit, will 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 (CISO)
- Christina Lekati – Cyber Risk GmbH’s social engineering security specialist
- Lauren Seawright – FBI Cyber Division Intelligence Analyst
- David Sancho – Trend Micro’s senior threat researcher
What to Expect
Trend Micro is also bringing back its lineup of tracks, entitled “The Digital Frontier, No More Secrets, Business Unusual, and Securing the Security Landscape”. The four tracks cover various topics and will also feature multiple guest speakers. Participants can opt to attend any of the sessions during their designated time slots during the three-day event.
The “Digital Frontier” track is focused on the risks and threats of the latest technological advancements in cybersecurity, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). Under the “No More Secrets” track, speakers will look into trends and challenges related to data privacy, security, and compliance.
For those interested in cybercrime and forensic techniques across the computing environment, here are two tracks for you. “Business Unusual” and “Securing the Security Landscape” will cater to participants’ curiosity and introduce the most recent studies in the field and notable cybercrime investigations.
The third day will feature a special itinerary for women and students to highlight women empowerment in the tech industry. The itinerary is made possible through Trend Micro’s “Get IT Girl!” program, as well as discussions on “Careers in Cybersecurity,” and “Cybersecurity Fundamentals.” These are tailored for students and other individuals looking to shift into the cybersecurity industry.
Networking in the Virtual Lounge
Following last year’s transition into a virtual conference, DECODE 2021 will feature virtual lounges for participants to network and meet fellow experts. They can do this between sessions to simulate the on-site networking from previous DECODE conferences. Moreover, the sessions will also remain accessible to participants online for up to one year after the conference. Participants will only need to input their registration details to access material from the conference for free.
For the past five years, Trend Micro has been bringing together IT professionals from all over the globe through DECODE. It is an independent pursuit that aims to contribute and improve the IT and cybersecurity industry without looking to earn any profit. The free conference is an opportunity for experts to broaden their horizons and engage with one another as active members of the industry.
DECODE 2021: DEC1DE. DEC0DE will be held on November 10 and 12, 2021 through 6Connex. Register for free and get more information on DECODE via decodeph.com.