PHL urged to upgrade cybersecurity infrastructure, policies

A SOUTH KOREA cybersecurity solutions company said the Philippines urgently needs to fast-track upgrades to its cybersecurity infrastructure and policies as it emerges from the pandemic. “There’s no doubt that digitalization in the Philippines is heading in the right direction,” NETAND Chief Executive Officer Hochul Shin said in a statement on Wednesday. “Now that the […]

PHL looks to US, Japanese tech to improve connectivity

THE Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said on Tuesday that it hopes to tap US and Japanese technology to improve connectivity in the Philippines. The department will work to bring in “low-orbit satellites from the US and high-altitude platform stations from Japan, among others,” DICT Undersecretary for Public Affairs and Foreign Relations Anna […]

Decent Cybersecurity to Enter the Cybersecurity Market with Revolutionary Post-Quantum dCorePQfabric Solution

Modular Software Solution Based on Post-Quantum Cryptography Enhances Data Security, Auditability, and Traceability for Satellite Operators and Ground Station as Service Providers PIESTANY, SLOVAKIA, December 30, 2022 – (SEAPRWire) – Decent Cybersecurity today announced their entry into the cybersecurity market with the launch of dCorePQfabric, a modular software solution developed with funding from the European Space Agency. dCorePQfabric […]

Senator calls for improved education system to groom cybersecurity specialists 

INCREASING the number of students taking the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) strand in senior high school will help produce more experts who can address the cybersecurity threats and crimes in the Philippines, a legislator said on Thursday.   Senator Sherwin T. Gatchalian, chair of the Basic Education committee, said measures and programs that will […]

Cybersecurity as a board priority

Cybersecurity came to the forefront of critical concerns when companies had to shift to remote working at the height of the pandemic. Businesses continued to accelerate their transformation to address disruption, but many did not consider cybersecurity as part of the decision-making process — likely due to business urgency or oversight. As a result, as […]

DICT secretary appeals for cybersecurity budget in confirmation hearing

THE COMMISSION on Appointments on Tuesday approved the nomination of Ivan John E. Uy as Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) secretary.   During the hearing, Mr. Uy said his agenda was to enhance the country’s cybersecurity preparedness and appealed for budgetary support from Congress.    “It is a very relevant issue today as we see […]

600+ cybersecurity experts meet at PhilSec 2022 to discuss the future of cybersecurity in the Philippines

MANILA, Aug 11, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – In an effort to mitigate the cybercrime landscape in the Philippines and support The Department of Information and Communications Technology with its efforts, Tradepass hosted the second edition of PhilSec on 12 – 13 July 2022 at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza in Manila, Philippines. The […]

Local cybersecurity school to address skills gap

CYBERSCOOL Defcon, Inc., the Philippines’ first cybersecurity school, was launched on Wednesday to address the cybersecurity talent shortage and skills gap in the country. CybersCool is the exclusive Philippine distributor and sole training partner of ThriveDX SaaS Ltd., a Tel Aviv-based cyber-education company with a boot camp syllabus developed around military training methodologies and hands-on […]

Cybercrime Investigation and Coordination Center (CICC) confirms as supporting partner for PhilSec 2022

MANILA, Jul 7, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – While the Philippines needs to spend over $20 billion on cybersecurity between 2017 and 2025 to compare with the “global best-in-class countries”, its Cybercrime Investigation and Coordination Center (CICC) has signed up with Tradepass to strengthen the country’s biggest cybersecurity event – PhilSec 2022. PhilSec […]

Deputy Directors from Kenyan Ministry of ICT and ICT Authority along with INTERPOL’s Director of Cybercrime to speak at CyFrica 2022

Africa, May 17, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – As the pursuit for a robust African cybersecurity landscape gathers momentum, Tradepass has taken the initiative to host the 4th edition CyFrica at The Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) in Nairobi, Kenya on 28-29 June 2022. To ensure the summit has the right guidance and […]

CyberSecurity Malaysia Joins World Cyber Security Summit – ASEAN as a Supporting Partner

With a sole aim to protect its stakeholders as well as gain the confidence of customers and bask in the goodwill of the marketplace, CyberSecurity Malaysia has been set up to protect Malaysia?s cyberspace. KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 13, 2022 – (ACN Newswire) – The 12th Global edition of World Cyber Security Summit aims to bring together global CISOs, Cyber […]

PHL businesses seen increasing cybersecurity budgets this year

By Arjay L. Balinbin, Senior Reporter MANY Philippine organizations are increasing their budgets for their cyber defenses this year, as they see heightened danger from online threats, global cybersecurity company Palo Alto Networks said. “More than half (56%) of Philippine organizations indicated that they have been discussing their cybersecurity strategy on a monthly basis,” the […]

Secuna eyes partnership with gov’t for cyberattack simulation

By Arjay L. Balinbin, Senior Reporter SECUNA, a cybersecurity testing platform provider in the Philippines, said it is in talks with a national government agency to use its platform “for free.” The company is serious about “collaborating” with the government on cybersecurity, Secuna Chief Executive Officer Allan Jay “AJ” Dumanhug told BusinessWorld in a recent […]

PDS Group prepares cybersecurity measures for e-SIP for secondary market

The Philippine Dealing System Holdings Corp. (PDS Group) is preparing cybersecurity measures as it rolls out its online platform for the secondary market, the Department of Finance (DoF) said. The PDS Group launched its electronic securities portal (e-SIP) for the primary market in May. After the Ayala Land Inc. pilot in April, in which the […]

IndoSec 2021 Aims to Secure Indonesia’s Cyber Landscape, Led by Checkmarx, S3, Cyware, ACE Pacific Group and Snyk

JAKARTA, Oct 1, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – With over 423 million cyber-attacks in 2020, Indonesia is losing more than $3 billion USD annually. To mitigate the situation, industry giants like Checkmarx, S3, Cyware, ACE Pacific Group and Snyk along with many others will power ASEAN’s biggest cybersecurity event that is IndoSec 2021. The summit which aims to pave […]

Members from CERT-PH, DICT, UNODC, Armed Forces of the Philippines to discuss future of a cyber-secure nation at PhilSec 2021

MANILA, Jun 24, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via – With an aim to aid Philippines’ Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) in promoting the National Cybersecurity Plan 2022 and to develop counter-intelligence against the burgeoning state of cyber-crimes in the Philippines, Tradepass has taken the initiative to launch PhilSec 2021, scheduled for 13-14 […]

Join Asia’s top Cloud and Cybersecurity Experts as they discuss Industry 4.0 developments at Digital Week, 20-22 April 2021

Singapore, Apr 6, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via – Digital Week: Northeast Asia is bringing together 2,500+ Cloud and IT professionals and 50+ renowned international speakers for a three-day event covering the region’s most exciting technological developments. From 20-22 April 2021, you can join this virtual conference for live Q-and-A sessions, expert panel discussions, […]