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Austrian Business Circle Meeting Discuss about Cyber Threats with Manuel Joey Regala

20. September 2016

The 3rd Austrian Business Circle (ABC) meeting for the year was held on 20 September 2016 at the New World Makati Hotel. It was organized by the Austrian Embassy – Commercial Section, led by Commercial Counsellor Lisa Koscak, for Austrian businessmen and Filipino partners of Austrian businesses in the Philippines. The event was also attended by Austrian Ambassador to the Philippines, Mr. Josef Müllner, and representatives from the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy led by Mr. Michael Laschan, Director for Foreign Economic Policy Non-European Countries.

The guest speaker for the event was Mr. Manuel Joey Regala, Vice President and Head of Information Security Department of UCPB and President of the newly formed Information Security Officers Group (ISOG), an organization comprising of security leaders of the different financial institutions in the Philippines. Mr. Regala led the discussion about cyber threats and how individuals can protect themselves from phishing/pharming, ransomware, DNS poisoning, ATM skimming/shimming and other threats. Mr. Regala emphasized the importance of awareness and education to strengthen information security, which is also the mission of ISOG.