The focus will be on Doing Business Amidst New Threats, such as cyber security, terrorism, and significant geo-political developments.
With Secretary Hermogenes C. Esperon, Jr., National Security Adviser, as keynote speaker, PROTECT 2017 International conference and exhibition will be held on March 29-30, 2017, at the SMX Convention Center, Pasig City, its 12th annual series.
Launched in 2005 by Leverage International (Consultants), Inc. in partnership with the Anti-Terrorism Task Force, PROTECT is the only government-private sector partnership devoted to security and safety. It is the largest and longest running security event in the country.
The PROTECT 2017 conference series on “Doing Business Amidst New Threats” focuses on cyber security, terrorism, significant geo-political developments, and other threats to security of business. The theme of the event is “Innovations for a Safer Environment.”
PROTECT 2017 brings together stakeholders to share concerns, responsibilities, and solutions to ensure uninterrupted business operations and safety of critical infrastructures.
To address these concerns during the PROTECT conference are experts from key agencies of government responsible for security, the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute, the Coast Watch Center, Microsoft, Thales, Dahua Technology, Oracle, Vision Technology, International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research, Rappler, and others.
Maria Ressa, Managing Editor of Rappler will chair and facilitate a panel discussion on Global Security and Political Developments Affecting Security.
Major technological innovations affecting security will be discussed by experts from Microsoft, Rappler, KPMG and the US ASEAN Business Council. How to comply with the Data Privacy Act will be discussed by Dondi Mapa, Deputy Privacy Commissioner. The National Security Program will be presented by Asst. Security Allan Cabanlong of the Department of Information and Communications Technology.
There will be a panel discussion on Overcoming Security Threats chaired by Angel Redoble, Chairman and Founding President of the Philippine Institute of Cyber Security Professionals. In the panel are officials of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation, PNP Anti-Cyber Crime Commission, Microsoft, Oracle and Cybersecurity Phil Cert ®. Other security threats will be discussed by senior officials of Thales, IPOPHIL, Philippine National Police and other relevant government agencies. Big Data, Risk Analysis and National Security will be discussed by Steve Cutler.
The session ends with forecasts on natural and man-made security threats. To deliver the closing address will be Presidential Adviser for Anti-Terrorism Benjamin Defensor from the Anti-Terrorism Council.
A highlight of the event is a specialized exhibit to showcase the latest security technologies.