The Information Technology and Business Processing Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) is the enabling association for the information technology and business process management (IT-BPM) industry in the Philippines.
IBPAP was founded in 2004, and is supported by many stakeholders. They include the Philippine government, Philippine and foreign chambers of commerce, and allied industries such as property, telecommunications, and employee benefits.
Starting as a two-person operation located in a managed services facility, IBPAP has expanded significantly with the industry. Its executive team and staff work full-time to support investment and expansion. IBPAP’s CEO serves as the IT-BPM ambassador locally & abroad and sets the vision for the association under the supervision of the Board of Trustees composed of representatives from the industry, support industries, and member associations.
Below is a summary of IBPAP’s milestones since its inception in 2004.
To promote the competitive advantages and the growth potential of the Philippines in existing and new areas of outsourcing and support the industry in areas such as offshore marketing, education and training, security and privacy, legislation and public policy, among others.
To make the Philippines the number one destination for voice and non-voice services worldwide.
“Enhancing Capabilities to Combat Evolving Cyber Threats”
The first IT Cyber Security Summit organized by IBPAP last June 2016 connected key players responsible for protecting the critical infrastructure of the Philippine government and all ICT-enabled organizations in the country. The Summit successfully brought together the best resource persons, ideas and perspectives from both the public and private sectors in a thought leadership forum focused on raising awareness, promoting vigilance, and building defenses against cyber threats and data breaches.
In keeping with the original goal of enabling the IT-BPM sector to strengthen and institute safeguards in its IT infrastructure and processing systems in order to protect the integrity of data being processed in the Philippines and to combat cyber threats, the 2nd IT-BPM Cyber Security Summit 2017 aims to enhance the security and resiliency of IT-BPM companies while helping build sector capabilities to defend, mitigate and secure current and planned systems and infrastructure against cyber attacks.
The incidence of cyber breaches, as we know it, has soared. Companies can be a target, even if they are prepared for such threats. A security research firm has estimated that the cost of cyber crime to the global economy is more than US$500 billion a year to the normal course of business, as well as post attack disruptions. In the Philippines, high-profile cases last year included the US$81 Million theft from the central bank of Bangladesh, the illegal copying of close to 55 million voters’ registration information and other sensitive data of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC), various government leaks and hacks, breaches of consumer data and critical infrastructure, and incidents of ransomware and computer frauds.
IBPAP’s mission is to contribute to enhancing the security and resilience of the sector’s critical information infrastructures, and finding ways for how to combat the evolving cyber security threat. This Summit brings together experts and industry leaders, sharing their best practices in addressing the emerging challenges in cyber security. Aside from companies in the IT-BPM sector who are C-level executives and senior business leaders, attendees include those from other ICT-enabled subsectors.
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