The experts talked
about the details of the world of information and communication, making an
emphasis on the importance of creating new ways to guarantee user safety.
Around 300 young adults and information
safety & tech professionals participated in the OpenSaturday event, celebrated at
the Dominican University O&M’s La Romana center, with the support of the
Dominican Republic’s Linux community.
boasted of talks from a number of specialists on the matter, such as Orlando
Mota, the University’s engineering department’s director, and Col. Feliz
Alcántara, director of the Department of High-Tech Crime Investigation
(D.I.C.A.T.), who opened the event.
The day’s events saw the participation of:
- Rilke Petrosky Ulloa, information technology safety
- Officer Alfredo Heriberto Lajara Brea, from the 911’s
forensic video department.
- Eng. Elkin Valenzuela Mateo, D.I.C.T.’s forensic
- César Moliné, BA and I.N.D.O.T.E.L.’s CyberSafety
Carlos Leonardo, C.S.I.R.T.-R.D. director.
The event also saw the participation of a number of other
Information Technology Safety professionals from different levels of
It also saw the especial participation of Rafael Núñez Aponte,
MásQueDigital’s director, also known as ‘Rafa Hacker’, who talked about his experiences
on the web’s “dark side”, as well as the legal problems and repercussions that
came with them. He also offered tips and key advice on how to strengthen the
safety of information on the internet, and how to avoid becoming a victim of
either scams or those highly-feared threats known as ransomware.
Gilberto Pérez, who organized the event, said that
this would be the last time the event would be celebrated at La Romana, where
it took place for the last four consecutive years.
Pérez, with the support of Jonathan Moreno and Víctor
Recio (who also helped found the event) remarked on the amount of effort
required to celebrate the activity and honored all those who, for the past four
years, helped create and maintain tech-minded communities in the island, all
which have helped guide countless people in such an important subject as
safety, which is key when it comes to our future.