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ICDL ADVOCATING THE IMPORTANCE OF IT SECURITY IN THE PHILIPPINES

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31 May 2017

ICDL was at the annual What The Hack Cyber Security Summit 2017 to advocate on the importance of IT Security skills for computer users at large. The Summit took place on 26 May, at SMX Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City, Manila, with more than 500 participants. 

As we become more reliant on technology globally, the event encourages users and businesses to actively equip themselves with skills and knowledge to deal with future threats and vulnerabilities. The contribution of local and international IT Security specialists made the summit more enriching in educating delegates on how to be identify and counter the common cyber-attacks in Asia.

"A substantial number of online security breaches occur because a company’s employees simply click on suspicious links, download unauthorised software, or access websites that could compromise networks. Most of these situations could be prevented if company employees had the right skills and knowledge to recognise cyber threats and avoid them. It is therefore critical for computer users to have a decent level of IT Security skills to be able to stay safe online," said Ms. Johalia Anae of ICDL Asia. (More information can be found at ICDL position paper on IT Security Skills).

As the event this year is training oriented, participants had the chance to view live teasers of IT Security and Cyber Security trainings offered. Participants are also able to register for IT Security certification tests vouchers which can be utilized at Global Knowledge Philippines (ICDL Accredited Test Centre) within 6 months.

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