Flyer re Joint PCS x NADPOP x ISSSP Meeting and TECHTALKS!

The Philippine Computer Society (PCS), in partnership with the National Association of Data Protection Officers of the Philippines (NADPOP) and the Information Systems Security Society of the Philippines (ISSSP), is inviting you to the Joint PCS Membership Meeting and PCS TECHTALKS! on February 2, 2023.

This meeting is open to members and guests of the three organizations. The event will focus on a discussion on the various electoral processes in the Philippines. These processes include the Certificate of Candidacy, Voter Registration, Campaign, Voter Identification, Voting, Counting, Canvassing, Proclamation, Adjudication, and Finally, Campaign Finance Reporting, which includes the Statement of Contribution and Expenditure.

The featured speaker is Mr. Lito Averia, current Chairperson of the National Movement for Free Elections (NAMFREL), an independent, non-partisan, and non-government organization that promotes free, honest, peaceful, and credible elections in the Philippines. He is also one of the original proponents of the Philippine Computer Emergency Response Team (PH-CERT), a national organization that serves as the primary computer security incident response center for the Philippines. Mr. Averia is also a mainstay and regular contributor as a speaker and resource person at the events of the National Association of Data Protection Officers of the Philippines (NADPOP). He is currently the Vice Chairman of the Information Systems Security Society of the Philippines (ISSSP). He is also a contributor and writer at the Manila Bulletin.

A set of panelists will respond to the presentation, followed by a lively exchange of ideas.

For information security and information technology professionals, understanding the electoral processes can help in several ways:

  • Firstly, it can help them understand the specific security requirements and vulnerabilities that are unique to electoral systems, such as voter registration databases and voting machines. This knowledge can help them participate in developing more effective security measures to protect these systems from cyberattacks.
  • Secondly, understanding the electoral process can also help IT and security professionals understand the potential impact of cyberattacks on the democratic process. This can help them develop incident response plans and other measures to mitigate the impact of such attacks.
  • Finally, an understanding of the electoral process can also be useful for IT and security professionals when working with government agencies, political campaigns, and other organizations involved in the electoral process. This knowledge can help them better understand the specific needs and requirements of these organizations and how to best support them.

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