ICDL Asia attended the annual ‘What the Hack’ Cyber Security Summit 2017 to highlight the importance of IT security skills for computer users at large. More than 500 participants attended the Summit, which took place on 26 May, in Pasay City, Manila, in the Philippines.
The Summit encourages people and organisations to actively equip themselves with the skills and knowledge to deal with future threats and vulnerabilities. Contributions from local and international IT security experts enriched the event, helping delegates to learn how to identify and counter common cyber-threats in Asia.
“A substantial number of online security breaches occur because a company’s employees simply click on suspicious links, download unauthorised software, or access websites that could compromise networks. Most of these situations could be prevented if company employees had the right skills and knowledge to recognise cyber threats and avoid them. It is therefore critical for computer users to have a decent level of IT security skills to be able to stay safe online”, said Johalia Anae of ICDL Asia.
This year’s Summit was training-oriented, and participants had the chance to see live teasers of IT security training programmes. There was also a possibility to register for certification tests for the ICDL IT Security module through the purchase of test vouchers that can be redeemed at Global Knowledge Philippines, an ICDL Accredited Test Centre, within 6 months.