Critical thinking and social engineering

Nowadays it is no longer difficult to conduct background check on anyone, given the sheer amount of information available online and the tools that come in handy. One does not need to technically hack or gain unauthorized access to platforms in order to obtain sensitive information about a person. There are many ways to execute … Read moreCritical thinking and social engineering

Protecting the welfare of the BPO workforce

Just recently, Quezon City Representative Alfred Vargas filed House Bill 5728, “An Act Ensuring the Rights, Welfare and Safety of the Workers in the IT-BPO industry in the Philippines,” aiming to enhance the working conditions and addressing professional development and career growth of this 1.2 million strong workforce. For an industry to be present more … Read moreProtecting the welfare of the BPO workforce

Yet another data compromise

News broke out globally in recent days of yet another data compromise involving Cambridge Analytica. Founded in London, Cambridge Analytica is a data analytics company that specializes in behavioral microtargeting, i.e., understanding your personality and exploiting that. The scandal involved the misuse of 50 million Facebook profiles to produce specific types of messaging in relation … Read moreYet another data compromise

The techie legislator

In one of the Congress hearings regarding the impeachment case of Chief Justice Sereno, the presence of IT consultant Helen Macasaet hired by the Supreme Court made national headlines due to the supposedly large salary she received during her tenure. In that same hearing, the head of MISO (Management Information Systems Office) was detailing the … Read moreThe techie legislator