MODULE TWO: CONTEMPORARY APPROACHES IN DEFENDING AGAINST HYBRID THREATS

Hybrid threats are multidimensional, combining coercive and subversive measures, using both conventional and unconventional tools and tactics. Hybrid threats are designed to be difficult to detect and seek to create confusion to hinder swift decision making. As attribution is difficult, these challenges require specific and coordinated measures to defend from this new form of threat. Small countries, like the Philippines, may have difficulty countering hybrid threats because it requires a wide array of hybrid warfare instruments.

However, the country can still defend its people, territory, and sovereignty against them. The key approaches against hybrid threats are to enhance the Army’s cyber security capabilities and improve collaboration through the whole-of-society approach in security. Cyberspace, as one of the domains of warfare, is where hybrid threats thrive and survive. Furthermore, a credible defense posture against hybrid threats cannot be based on military alone because targets can be located anywhere in the society depending on the country’s vulnerability.

Topic 3: Utilizing Information Operations: Dominating the Cyberspace
DAY ONE (19 March 2019)
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KIRKLIN J. BATEMAN, PhD

Chair, Department of War and Conflict Studies
College of International Security Affairs (CISA)
National Defense University (NDU), United States

RESOURCE SPEAKER


Kirklin J. Bateman is currently the Chair, Department of War and Conflict Studies (WACS), College of International Security Affairs (CISA) of the National Defense University (NDU) in Washington, D.C. He was principal author of the 2004 and 2005 CJCS Risk Assessment of the National Military Strategy and on the writing team of the 2004 National Military Strategy and 2005 National Defense Strategy. He was also the principal author of the 2007 Army Strategic Planning Guidance...read more

REACTOR

Mr. Manuel Joey A. Regala is the First Vice President and Chief Informational Security & Data Protection Officer of EastWest Bank. Joey has a strong and extensive profile of over 30 years in Information Technology and IT Security on Financial Systems. A highly qualified Information Security Professional and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), he has proven a track record on implementing an effective Information Security Infrastructure to protect clients’ Personal Identifiable Information and the company’s Information Assets/Data...read more

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MR. MANUEL JOEY REGALA

Vice President and Chief Informational Security and Data
Protection Officer of EastWest Bank

 

Topic 4: Configuring Impenetrability: The Whole-of-Society Approach
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POLICE DIRECTOR MA.O R APLASCA

Directorate for Operations
Philippine National Police (PNP)

 

RESOURCE SPEAKER

Born and raised in Maco, Davao Del Norte, PDIR MA.O R APLASCA is a graduate of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) “Hinirang” Class of 1987. In 1982, he entered the PMA and graduated in 1987. In the same year, he joined the Philippine Constabulary (the forerunner organization of the Philippine National Police)... read more

RESOURCE SPEAKER

Secretary John Rualo Castriciones graduated as Magna cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science at the then Trinity College of Quezon City, now Trinity University of Asia. He studied in the Philippine Military Academy and is a member of PMA Maharlika Class
1984 before studying law in San Beda College of Law and Arellano Law School, where he was a consistent Dean’s Lister... read more

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SEC. JOHN R. CASTRICIONES

Secretary
Department of Agrarian Reform


 

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PROFESSOR JENNIFER S. ORETA, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
Ateneo de Manila University

 

RESOURCE REACTOR


Professor Jennifer Santiago Oreta, PhD is currently an Assistant Professor of the Department of Political Science, and Director of the Ateneo Initiative for Southeast Asian Studies (AISEAS) of the Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines

Under the administration of Pres. Benigno S. Aquino III (2010-2016), she was Assistant Secretaryfor Policy in the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP). Among her tasks werethe mainstreaming of the government’s peace policy...read more

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