Philip Hung Cao (aka #tekfarmer), MSCS, ZTX-I, CCISO, CISM, CCSP, CCSK, CASP, GICSP, PCNSE is a Strategist, Advisor, Contributor, Educator and Motivator. He has 20 years’ experience in IT/Cybersecurity industry in various sectors & positions.
- One of the very first few people on the globe that were certified by Forrester as Zero Trust Strategist (ZTX-I): to-date, the first Vietnamese on the globe, in August 2019
- The 1st Vietnamese featured on EC-Council Elite Members’ Wall for C|CISO, as an inspiration to others in the industry and community, in August 2019
- The 5th in ASEAN and 1st person in Vietnam to achieve Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) from (ISC)² in May 2016
- The 1st person in Vietnam to achieve Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) from Cloud Security Alliance in April 2014
Philip is actively participating in global ICT/Cybersecurity associations such as (ISC)², IEEE, ISACA, IAPP, ISA, IASA, Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and constantly driving cybersecurity activities across Southeast Asia countries in recent years. He’s also participating in Vietnam ICT/Cybersecurity associations such as: Member of Vietnam Information Security Association (VNISA) since 2008; Board of Advisors (2011) & Member Board of Judges (2015, 2016, 2017) for ASEAN CIO/CSO Awards by IDG; Co-founder & Advisor, Cloud Security Alliance, Vietnam Community (#CSAVietnam); Co-founder & Vice Chairman, ISACA HCMC Chapter Formation Committee; Co-founder of #CISOClubVN; Board Advisor of CyberKid Vietnam…
Philip graduated from EC-Council University with a degree of Master of Science in Cyber Security (MSCS): Executive Leadership in Information Assurance, and held an Advanced Computer Security Certificate from Stanford University. He can be reached anytime at https://philipcao.com or https://www.linkedin.com/in/philipcao.
December 2020 – Present
@PhilipHungCao became a Member of Advisory Board for CyberKid Vietnam in December 2020.
December 2016 – Present
@PhilipHungCao co-founded CISO Club Vietnam (#CISOClubVN) in December 2016, with mission to build the next-generation Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) in Vietnam.
May 2016 – Present
#PHC//Audio is founded by @PhilipHungCao (philipcao.com) in May 2016. This is dedicated to his passion of so-called “low-end” Audio.
Cloud Security Alliance, Vietnam (#CSAVietnam)
Key-founder & Advisor
September 2015 – Present
@PhilipHungCao founded Cloud Security Alliance, Vietnam (#CSAVietnam) in September 2015, with two other co-founders: Son Ho & Khoi Ngo.
Cloud Security Alliance, Vietnam (#CSAVietnam) is an Open & Developing Community under Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), with mission to:
• Promote the adoption and application of cloud technologies and cloud security technologies innovations in Vietnam.
• Create a special task force to help organisations adopt CSA best practices for the security assurance of Cloud Computing to secure their cloud computing projects and initiatives.
• Localize and facilitate the adoption of CSA Global research papers and guidelines to Vietnam market.
• Organise activities to help the local security community to keep abreast with the latest Cloud Security technology.
• Awareness and promotion of the Cloud Security education and certification, including CSA CCSK.
ISACA HCMC Chapter, Formation Committee
Co-founder & Vice Chairman
August 2015 – Present
@PhilipHungCao co-founded ISACA HCMC Chapter, Formation Committee in August 2015.
December 2013 – Present
SEC1® is founded by @PhilipHungCao (philipcao.com) in December 2013. This is dedicated to his passion of CyberSecurity.
May 2012 – Present
RockWorld.vn is founded by @PhilipHungCao (philipcao.com) in May 2012. He is a rockfan/rocker with a very deep passion of more than 25-years for Rock n’ Roll. He is well-known with Rock Community in Vietnam with his nickname, KurtOfDeath (K.O.D), since his first role as Moderator for the first online Vietnamese Rock Community: RockCafe.vze
Philip started to build website that contributed to Rock since 1998 with Magic Lyrics on Yahoo Geocities, then he changed to http://www.nghetructuyen.org in 2001. It was one of the first online music sharing & listening website in Vietnam at that time. At peak, it reached #80,000 on Alexa Rating with thousands of online users. Unfortunately, http://www.nghetructuyen.org closed in 2004 due to personal reason.
He decided to go back with his newest project for Rock, RockWorld.vn, in 2012.
• 2019 – Master of Science in Cyber Security (MSCS): Executive Leadership in Information Assurance
• 2019 – Cyber Security and Executive Strategy
• 2016 – Stanford Advanced Computer Security Certificate (SACS)
Microsoft Virtual Academy
• Security for the Chief Security Officer (CSO)
• Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
Ingram Micro Asia
• Palo Alto Networks: Firewall Installation, Configuration and Management (PAN-EDU-201)
• Motorola Solutions: Design and Deploy WLAN Solutions (AAL2301)
• Arbor Networks: Pravail NSI Sales & Technical Module
• Cisco Systems: Collaboration Partner SE Boot Camp
• Cisco Systems: UCS Advanced Technical Training
• Cisco Systems: VXI Implementation
• Hitachi NAS Platform: Installation & Maintenance (TCI2035)
• Hitachi NAS Platform: Administration & Operations (TCI2102)
• Palo Alto Networks: CNSE Boot Camp
• Cisco Systems: UCS & Nexus Integration
• Cisco Systems: Unified Data Center Accelerated Workshop
• Cisco Systems: Cisco ASA CX and PRSM Technical Training
• Cisco Systems: Cisco Unified Computing System for Implementation Professionals v5.0 (UCS-IP)
Avnet Technology Solutions (Vietnam)
• Motorola DPM Training (EDUADC401)
• IBM Power Systems & System Storage Technical Symposium 2011
• Stanford University: Computer Science 101 (CS101)
• SNIA Storage Network Foundations (S10-101)
Honors and Awards
• 03/2011 – “1st Prize” of IBM developerWorks Contest in Vietnam.
• 04/2006 – “2nd Prize” and “The Best Performance Prize” from FPT Distribution Music Contest in Vietnam.
Groups and Associations
• 09/2016 – Member of International Society of Automation (ISA).
• 06/2016 – Member of Advisory Council for IT Leader Club.
• 03/2016 – Member of Board of Judges for ASEAN CIO|CSO Awards 2016 by IDG.
• 04/2015 – Member of Board of Judges & Advisory Council for ASEAN CIO|CSO Awards 2015 by IDG.
• 01/2015 – Member of International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
• 06/2014 – Member of IASA.
• 03/2014 – Member of Cloud Security Alliance (CSA).
• 10/2012 – Member of ISACA Singapore Chapter.
• 02/2012 – Member of Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA).
• 01/2012 – Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
• 09/2011 – Member of Advisory Council for ASEAN CSO Awards 2011 by IDG.
• 07/2011 – Premier Member of VMware CxO Corner.
• 07/2011 – Member of Microsoft CIO Network.
• 06/2011 – Member of Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA). Current level: Gold
• 05/2011 – Member of J-Partner Consultant Program (Juniper Networks).
• 05/2011 – Honorary Member of CertCollection.
• 01/2008 – Member of Vietnam Information Security Association (VNISA).