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(ISC)2 Leadership Optimistic Even With InfoSec Workforce Dwarfed by Threats

(ISC)2—the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium—has grown into the premier authority for articulating and certifying the critical skills of the world’s information security professionals. The organization’s leadership, interviewed during their annual Security Congress held in Manila for the Asia-Pacific region last July, explained how concern over the growing shortfall in information security professionals caused...

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Cyber War Replaces Cold War

At the SecureAsia@Manila convention held at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel last September, W. Hord Tipton, Executive Director of the International Information Security Systems Certification Consortium, or (ISC)2, had figured in several talks debating whether we are in a state of cyber war. “My position is:  you need to wake up,” says Tipton. “When I see...

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(ISC)² Top Executive Underscores Software, Supply Chain, and Cloud Services Security at Major Regional Conference

At the SecureAsia@Manila 2013 conference, (ISC)2 Executive Director W. Hord Tipton underscores the need for software and supply chain security, and holds cloud services as a good option for acquiring the use of systems built and managed with competent information security and relevant best practices. SecureAsia@Manila 2013–eighth in the annual SecureAsia conferences co-organized since 2006...

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Experts Discuss Opposing Views on South China Sea Disputes

The Center for Intelligence and National Security Studies (CINSS) of the Philippine Institute for Peace, Violence and Terrorism Research (PIPVTR), in cooperation with the Center for Political and Democratic Reforms, Inc. (CPDRI), initiated a discussion entitled “Philippines-China Security Relations and the South China Sea Disputes–Current Situation and Future Direction” at the Asian Institute of Tourism...

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Of Cybercrimes and Present Times

(Last of Two Parts) Cyber-Perling Matters became more muddled with the confusing case of Esperlita “Perling” Garcia. Last October 18, Garcia was arrested on the charge of libel for a post she made to Facebook the previous year in April 2011. Carlito Pentecostes, Jr., Mayor of Gonzaga Town in Cagayan Province since before 2011, had filed the charge...

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Of Cybercrimes and Present Times

(First of Two Parts) Call him “X. ” He put the spotlight on cybercrime, triggering the siren and searchlights, warning the rest of us that there are truly dangerous sorts online and on the loose. In May 2000, just months after clocks counted down to a millennium bug disaster that had fortunately fizzled, X sent his own bug,...