With cybercrime one of the biggest immediate threats facing companies today, one of the effective yet little-known methods that can counter their assaults is the engagement of white hat or ethical hackers. This unique strategy was highlighted in ROOTCON15, the longest-running and premier hacking conference in the Philippines, which recently held a webinar where leaders in the field and knowledge partners from the private sector discussed various issues related to cybersecurity for the Philippines as seen from the perspective of white hat hackers.
The event was organized by the top officers of ROOTCON in partnership with GeiserMaclang Marketing Communications, Inc. (GMCI) who is the convenor of Digital Pilipinas and World Fintech Festival-Philippines 2021; Globe Telecom; and KPMG Philippines.
During the discussion, DevNull, goon at Rootcon, expressed that the changes in working environment caused by the pandemic have “placed cybersecurity experts, IT professionals, and white hat hackers at the forefront of countering digital threats to avoid business disruptions.”
Amor Maclang, Digital Pilipinas Convenor and GMCI Co-founder, shared that as the Philippines is becoming an emerging player in FinTech in the ASEAN region, “the need to build the country’s cyber posture is becoming more important, and that cybersecurity experts together with the government and private sector will play an increasingly relevant role in bringing the Philippines to its rightful place as a digital leader. That is why Digital Pilipinas is enabling platforms like ROOTCON to address such emerging trends and challenges.