CISM Geographic Excellence Award

We are proud to announce that our CEO Federico Sevilla III was awarded the CISM Geographic Excellence Award by the global Information Systems Audit and Control Association for having earned the highest score in the ISACA Asia region on the December 2010 CISM examination.

— Federico Sevilla III, Sun Jul 3, 05:25 PM


Certified Information Security Manager

We are proud to announce that our CEO Federico Sevilla III is now a Certified Information Security Manager. He was also recognized by the ISACA Manila Chapter for having topped the December 2010 CISM examinations in the Philippines.

The CISM certification is a unique management-focused certification that has been earned by more than 16,000 professionals since its introduction in 2003. Unlike other security certifications, CISM is for the individual who manages, designs, oversees and assesses an enterprise’s information security.

CISM certification is for individuals who design, build and manage enterprise information security and who have experience in the following areas:

CISM is globally recognized as the leading credential for information security managers. CISM combines the achievement of passing a comprehensive exam with recognition of work, management and educational experience, providing you with greater credibility in the marketplace.

Descriptions lifted from the ISACA website.

— Federico Sevilla III, Tue May 3, 09:00 AM


International Coastal Cleanup 2010

FS3 is proud to be a sponsor of Planet Dive’s participation in this year’s International Coastal Cleanup. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the International Coastal Cleanup, an annual global volunteer movement dedicated to clean coastlines, rivers, and lakes.

Every year in September, more than half-a-million people in more than 100 countries remove millions of pounds of trash from beaches and waterways. By cleaning up the coastlines, volunteers are doing their part to help make our coastline more resilient to the harmful effect of climate change, pollution, over fishing and damaged marine habitat. The event increases the general public’s awareness to the fact that every coastline plays a crucial role in our lives and the various ways people can help protect it.

This year’s coastal cleanup activity will be held on September 25, 2010 at the Planet Dive Resort, Mabini, Batangas. Planet Dive Resort has been an active participant of International Coastal Cleanup for the last 11 years. The resort usually attracts 100 to 200 volunteer divers and non-divers during this activity.

— Federico Sevilla III, Tue Sep 21, 11:54 PM



Certified Information Systems Security Professional

We are proud to announce that our CEO Federico Sevilla III is now a Certified Information Systems Security Professional.


The CISSP was the first credential in the field of information security, accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Standard 17024:2003. CISSP certification is not only an objective measure of excellence, but a globally recognized standard of achievement.

The CISSP certificate is held by information security professionals who develop policies, standards, and procedures as well as manage the implementation across the enterprise. A major point that sets the CISSP apart from other security certifications is the breadth of knowledge and the experience necessary to pass the exam. A CISSP candidate can not specialize in just one domain; they must know and understand the full spectrum of the (ISC)2 CISSP CBK to become certified.

Descriptions lifted from the (ISC)2 website and CISSP brochure.

— Federico Sevilla III, Wed Jun 2, 11:21 PM


Call for Papers - PyCon APAC 2010

PyCon Asia Pacific will be held from 09-11 Jun 2010 in Singapore.

The deadlines are the following:

PyCon conferences worldwide have had a broad range of presentations, ranging from reports on academic and commercial projects to tutorials and case studies. As long as the presentation is interesting and potentially useful to the Python community, it will be considered for inclusion in the program. Suitable topics for PyCon Asia Pacific 2010 include, but are not limited to:

All papers will be published in The Python Papers Monograph series. We encourage, but do not require, all authors to place their papers under the Creative Commons license.

Please see for the preferred formats of submission.

Please submit your papers at

For more details, see

— Federico Sevilla III, Mon Jan 18, 07:37 PM