IT Workshop on Data and Information Security

The UP SYSTEM INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FOUNDATION, INC. is calling interested educators and professionals to participate in its 3-day series of training workshops about data and information security set to take place during the 13th YOUTH CONGRESS ON INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY on September 9, 10, & 11, 2015 at Meeting Room 13 of the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines.

These training workshops will provide a professional development opportunity designed to broaden the knowledge and enhance the IT skills of professionals to make them more effective and competitive in their field. 

Day 1: “How To Be a Data Rock Star”
Trainer: Dr. Annette Lagman
September 9, 2015
9:00am – 4:00pm

Our world today is awash in data. As our use of digital devices increases, so too does the volume of data produced as a result of these interactions. Every time we send a text message, or use an ATM, or download the latest song, we leave a trail of data in our wake.

Increasingly, this massive volume of data is coming to be seen as a valuable resource that can be used by companies, governments and other organizations to derive insights and help in decision-making. Retail giants such as Wal-Mart mine data to predict what their customers will buy, and police departments analyze data to identify high-crime locations and situations that they need to monitor. Data is now a valuable asset, but only if we know how to make sense of it.

This workshop will introduce participants to the world of data science, business intelligence and analytics. We will discuss the role of data in today’s world, learn some basic concepts and terminology, and use some simple data tools. By the end of the day participants will gain an understanding of the data-related knowledge and skills needed by industry today, and be on their way to becoming data rock stars!

Registration fee is Php 3,500 per individual. This is inclusive of snacks, and participants will also receive a certificate of participation. Register now at

Days 2 & 3: “Hacking Your Career in Information Security”
Trainers: Mr. John Ruero (w/ ISSA-PH)
September 10 & 11, 2015
9:00am – 4:00pm

The demand for information security professionals is in the rise, and organizations are looking for competent and highly-skilled individuals to fill it in. Holding one or more certifications in information security will provide an avenue for a successful future, but what if you don’t have the experience yet? ARE YOU READY?

Join us in the 2-day workshop on 10-11 Sept 2015 and learn about a few tricks, tools and techniques used to equip you with basic skills to launch your career on information security!

Registration fee is Php 6,000.00 per individual. This is inclusive of snacks, and participants will also receive a certificate of participation. Register now at

We are hoping to see you at the workshops!


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