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PhilSec AWARDS 2022

Celebrating Cyber Excellence In Philippines

PhilSec Awards 2022 acknowledged and rewarded the best of talents, products, and organizations that are spearheading innovation and thought leadership in cybersecurity.

Organized by Tradepass, this award program dived into the rich talent pool of myriad cybersecurity experts and bestowed honour upon their groundbreaking work that has empowered and uplifted the entire cybersecurity landscape.

Awards Ceremony

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Nomination Deadline

Friday, July 1, 2022


Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila


Here are the winners for this year's awards

Cyber Woman of the Year
Mel Migrino
VP and Group CISO

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CISO of the Year
Randolph Barr
InterVenn Biosciences

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Best Security Professional (Public)
John Patrick Lita
Cybersecurity Consultant
Department of National Defense

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Best Security Professional (Private)
Fjordan Allego
Information Security & IT Infrastructure Head
First Oceanic Property Management

Digital Leader of the Year
Neil Balba
Chief Digital Officer

GRC Leader of the Year
Richard Rigonan
Head of Cyber Governance, Risk and Compliance
UnionDigital Bank


PhilSec AWARDS 2022

The individuals selected for judging comprise the distinguished thought leaders and the best minds from the industry who have established their expertise over the years and demonstrated exceptional leadership ability and vision. We hold them as the epitome of fairness and accuracy.

To participate in the awards there would be a provision to upload the relevant project-related documents. The organizing committee acknowledges the confidential nature of the information submitted through the documents and they are not in any way disclosed or shared outside the judging process.

Post submission, the entries/nominations are evaluated through multiple rounds and the judges give their scores for each nomination under the respective categories. Once the total score is collated, the entrant with the highest overall score is declared the winner.

Crucial Steps:

  • Each entry is first screened to ensure that it meets the qualification criteria.
  • After the initial round of screening, the entry gets approved and enters the evaluation stage.
  • Rejected entries are provided with the feedback showcasing the reasons for the same, which gives the entrant the chance to make the required edits and do a re-submission.
  • Based on set parameters all approved entries in a category are then evaluated based on their individual merit.
  • The final collated score against each entry is the main decisive factor.
35% Achievement and outcome
20% Methodology of the project
10% Creativity and innovation
35% Execution of the project


BGen. Jess Lomeda (Ret)

Cybersecurity Specialist
Former Head of the Cyber Division
Department of National Defense, Philippines

Allan S Cabanlong

Advisor & Former Assistant Secretary - Cybersecurity & Enabling Technologies, DICT
Author, National Cybersecurity Plan 2022

Carrine Teoh

Chief Strategy Officer | Vice President
Bond Holdings | ASEAN CIO Association

Steven Sim Kok Leong

ISACA Singapore Chapter

Joey Fontiveros

Deputy Commander, Cyber Battalion
Philippines Army




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