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Bonifacio Grand Ballroom, Shangri-La at the Fort
November 29, 2017 (Wednesday)
8AM to 6PM
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About the Conference

As IT and cybersecurity professionals face technological innovations, market forces, and the constantly evolving threat landscape, they have the power to shape the future of security in order to transform the perceived weakest links in their organizations - the people - into their strongest co-defenders.

DECODE is the premier internet security conference in the Philippines hosted by Trend Micro. It aims to decode to local technology professionals up-to-date information about the threat landscape, industry trends, and new technologies in order to empower them to secure the digital infrastructures of their organizations, as well as to inspire them to embark on a continuous learning journey.

Speakers -- Decode 2017

Cherif Djerboua

Welcome and Opening Speaker Trend Micro Asia & Middle East Regional Head

Mr. Cherif Djerboua is the regional head of Trend Micro Asia Pacific & Middle East. His background includes working for Microsoft, taking on various roles such as WW QTA Lead for Dynamics, WW QTA Architect and TQA program lead for LATAM, and WW TQ Architect. He has also previously worked for IBM and Exocom.

Joshua Farlow

Keynote speaker, Security Threats and Trends in Law Enforcement and Countermeasure Strategies

Supervisory Special Agent Joshua Farlow specializes in national security at the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) headquarters in Washington, D.C. In September 2017, SA Farlow was assigned to Manila to work on a special assignment as the FBI’s representative on the Joint Cyber Security Working Group. It is a partnership between the U.S. Embassy, the Government of the Republic of the Philippines, and private sector companies that aims to promote cooperation and knowledge-sharing on cybercrime and cybersecurity best practices.

Andreas Gehrmann

Keynote speaker, Industry Data Security Challenge amid Data Theft, Breach

Andreas Gerhmann is a Managing Director and Lead Consultant at SRMS Associates Pte. Ltd.,a management consultancy firm. He has over 20 years of experience in auditing, training, consultancy, and business development in the Asia Pacific Region. He also has 15 years of experience in the field of information security, business continuity management, personal data protection, and supply chain security management. He has also conducted hundreds of assessments based on diverse standards in industries such as telecom, banking, manufacturing, and business process outsourcing. At present, he works as a PCI DSS assessor and Cloud Computing Security Auditor for TUV Rheinland.

Jon Austin

Keynote speaker, Cloud Data Security Trends and Outlook

Jon is the head of Partner Solutions Architect, APAC region, Amazon Web Services. His talks are about traditional security controls and practices that implement them with the agility and speed of cloud infrastructure.

Isaac Reyes

Data Scientist, DataSeer

Isaac Reyes is the current Head of Data Science at Altis, an Australian information management consulting firm and the Lead Trainer at the data science training company DataSeer. Mr. Reyes has shared his knowledge in giving lectures in statistics at the Australian National University and the University of Canberra. He is also a TEDx presenter and will be a lead speaker at the 2017 Strata Data Conference.

Sean Park

Senior Malware Scientist, Trend Micro

Sean Park is a senior malware scientist at Trend Micro who works on solving highly difficult problems using deep learning. His main focus is deep learning-based threat detection, including unsupervised malware clustering using convolutional auto-encoder, malware metamorphism detection using Semantic Hashing with Fourier transform, Cryptolocker URL detection using the multi-layer gated recurrent unit with attention mechanism, OSX Malware detection using convolutional autoencoder, and real-time unsupervised malware email campaign clustering using DBSCAN.

Pearl Charlaine Espejo

Threat Researcher, Trend Micro

Pearl is a Threat Research Engineer for Global Threat Response at TrendLabs, the global technical support and R&D center of Trend Micro. Pearl monitors and analyzes new and notable malware and creates appropriate solutions for detection, including proactive and behavioral detection and cleanup. She also interacts with customers and partners worldwide to provide actionable information on trends in the threat landscape. Her previous research on the EMDIVI malware was featured at the RSA Conference Asia-Pacific and Japan in 2016. She also presented the latest IoT trends on Smart Cities at CLOUDSEC 2017.

Julie Anne Cabuhat

Threat Researcher, Trend Micro

As part of the TrendLabs Malware Evolution Group, Julie Anne monitors and analyzes various high-profile malware families, such as their arrival vectors and distribution methods. She then uses the information she uncovers to create in-depth technical reports or provide insights in the TrendLabs Security Intelligence Blog. She previously worked as a Computer Forensics Analyst for a professional services firm.

Vincent Lee

Senior Engineer - Machine Learning, Trend Micro

Vincent Lee is one of the major developers of a Trend Micro project that relates to Business Email Compromise called BEC Postman. He joined the company in 2014 and worked for Email Reputation Services (ERS) Team. He explores anomalies of email behaviors through the different types of log data. He developed normal models for exposing suspicious behaviors of trusted MTAs and well-known brands. Recently, he joined project XG-Postman for solving the BEC attacks and helped to enhance the kernel mail scan-agent. At present, he is a senior R&D Engineer at Trend Micro.

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Bonifacio Grand Ballroom, Shangri-La at the Fort
November 29, 2017 (Wednesday)
8AM to 6PM


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