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NELSON CELIS Part 1 RIGHT after the momentous CEO Breakfast Forum of the Information Systems Security Society of the Philippines on September 11, 2017, I had a warm exchange of thoughts with the chairman of NimbusID, Dr. Alex Natividad, about bank fraud like ATM skimming and phishing, hacking, and other…

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NELSON CELIS HACKING the automated election system (AES) has always been a hot topic since the time the Commission on Elections (Comelec) started to implement the computerized system in the national and local elections in 2003. Nothing has materialized so far, even when the former Chairman Benjamin Abalos challenged ethical…

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NELSON CELIS Last of 3 parts ANOTHER bad omen is coming in the 2019 midterm elections after Chairman Andy Bautista of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) clarified in the recent Automated Election System (AES) Technology Fair that the AES technology recommendation of the Comelec Advisory Council (CAC) will not automatically…

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NELSON CELIS Part 1 AS stipulated in Section 8 of the Automated Election Law, or RA 9369, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has to create an Advisory Council which must be convened not later than 18 months prior to the next scheduled electoral exercise. Further, the council is to be…

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NELSON CELIS Last of 4 parts DEMENTIA is a general term for loss of memory and other mental abilities caused by physical changes in the brain. According to medical doctors, Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia. Some of the clinical symptoms involve difficulty remembering names and recent…

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NELSON CELIS Part 3 I HAD a great chance to have an exchange of ideas recently with Ernie del Rosario, the former Information Technology (IT) director of the Commission on Elections (Comelec), regarding opportunity cost in the last 2016 national and local elections. His financial analysis is impressive and quite…

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NELSON CELIS Last of 4 parts TO continue on how to resolve the “in-securities” discovered by Automated Election System (AES) Watch in the 2010, 2013 and 2016 national and local elections (NLEs), such should have been resolved with the following simple yet effective actions: Application of change management control. The…

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NELSON CELIS Part 3 NONE! This is the answer to the floating question in our previous column (Part 2): Does COMELEC have an information security policy? It follows that if there’s no information security policy in a particular organization, then its operational procedures and practices are not at par with…

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