Twenty-six-year-old Allan Jay “AJ” Dumanhug, the youngest CEO of a Philippine cybersecurity company, despite his hectic schedule, still finds the time to impart his knowledge to young students.
The head of Secuna, the first and the only crowdsourced cybersecurity Testing Platform in the country, is a Certified Cybersecurity Professional and Professional Ethical Hacker.
Although his self-founded company was his first professional job, Dumanhug served as a full-time consultant for almost three years for the University of the Philippines System under UP Information Technology Development Center (ITDC).
Currently, he is a cybersecurity mentor for startups through Ideaspace Philippines, a Highly Technical Consultant for the National Privacy Commission. He is likewise a part-time Infosec Training Instructor at De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde School for Professional and Continuing Education (SPaCE).
Dumanhug delves into the undertaking to assist corporations, organizations and even the government secure their digital assets.
“I am delighted to be the CEO of Secuna at a critical time when companies need to embrace cybersecurity at the core level of their businesses,” he said.
“As a co-founder, I’ve had the privilege of seeing firsthand how Secuna’s innovation is responding to organizations’ cybersecurity needs with its unique penetration test approach tapping the best ethical hackers across the globe. As demand to protect corporate and essential data escalates amid an evolving threat landscape, Secuna is the best penetration test platform to address these challenges,” he continued.
If his students had one lesson to take away from his teachings, he confessed it would be “the fundamentals of Cybersecurity and data privacy.”
Furthermore, beyond his huge role in Secuna and his other commitments in teaching and consultancy, Dumanhug likewise finds the time to further spread his expertise. “I share my knowledge in cybersecurity and data privacy with various organizations such as the Department of Information and Communications, the National Privacy Commission, and several Non-Government Organizations through seminars and webinars.