IECEP UAE 2nd Webinar on “CyberSecurity: Cornerstone of Data Privacy”

IECEP UAE Chapter had successfully concluded its 2nd FREE Webinar last 15th May 2020 from 12:00 NN till 2:30 PM via Zoom meeting which was simultaneously streamed live on IECEP UAE Chapter Facebook Page. The guest resource speaker was Engr. Allan S. Cabanlong, PECE, ASEAN Engr, with his topic entitled “CyberSecurity: Cornerstone of Data Privacy”. Engr. Cabanlong was the former Assistant Secretary for CyberSecurity and Enabling Technologies of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and at the same time was the Former Executive Director for Cybercrime Investigation and Coordination Center (CICC). He is the Author of the 2022 National Cybersecurity Plan of the Philippines and the Founder and CEO of CyberGuardians Inc. – a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that coordinates with government, private and academic sectors and other NGOs for CyberSecurity, Cybercrime Awareness and Education Campaign Programs; including CyberSecurity Research and Development Activities. 

The said webinar was attended by 99 members, of which some joined from the Philippines and from other parts of the world, all interested on the importance and relationship of Cybersecurity and Data Privacy. Participants were given an opportunity to asked questions after the presentation, which was answered by Engr Cabanlong, whilst others shared also their views about the topic. Some questions from those who were watching from the FB page were also noted.

Present also on the webinar were Dr Alnar Detalla (Chairman) and Engr Enrico Claro Delmoro (Member) of the Professional Regulatory Board of Electronics Engineering, who were able to observe the proceedings of the webinar and had also participated in the open discussion session. IECEP UAE members had also got their chance to ask the BECE on the relevant updates from PRC including the SPLE 2020. Dr Detalla in his message extend his appreciation and thanked IECEP UAE Chapter for the generous contribution on the PRC-CSR initiative to support and provide PPE to our frontliners amidst the Covid19 pandemic.

We were also fortunate to be joined by Dr Mishell Lawas, IECEP National VP-Education, who had shared some updates and announcement on the plans and programs of IECEP National amidst the global health crisis. She mentioned that online webinar will be the “new normal” and will be empowered for continuous learning with CPD accreditation.

The webinar had closed by presenting the Certificate of Appreciation to Engr Cabanlong for sharing his time and expertise. The event committee and technical team, along with the officers headed by Governor Leonardo Mendoza were acknowledged for their untiring efforts and making the webinar possible. An online evaluation form was also shared to all the participants to gather their feedback and comments as well as to get their suggestions on how to improve this kind of activity. The Certificate of Attendance via myIECEP.net portal will be provided to all zoom meeting participants.

Indeed, it was a successful 2nd Technical Webinar and another milestone for the chapter, fully committed to deliver technical topics for the benefit and interest of its members, moderated by the former Governor and Adviser, Engr Analiza Binondo.

To God Be All the Glory!

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