As one of the emerging markets in the Southeast Asian region, the Philippines is foreseen as a promising place of investments for many businesses. This also catches the eye of many cyber criminals and terrorist groups. In fact, the country is the 10th most attacked country globally, according to a recent report by FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).

Despite these threats, 60% of enterprises in the Philippines are reported as not adequately equipped with the cybersecurity infrastructures that are fit for today’s digital ecosystem. With the recently formulated National Cybersecurity Plan 2022 (NCSP) by the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) as well as the Data Privacy Act of 2012, the need for a robust cybersecurity infrastructure needs to be more emphasized, especially for thriving local businesses.

Angel Redoble, a Local IT Expert and ePLDT Group’s Chief Information Security Officer sees the increasing intelligence of cyber criminals as the main driver for the group’s push for its cybersecurity solutions offerings.

The incidence of cyber threats has increased over the years and have affected both public and private organizations. Hackers have become smarter, impacting business sustainability and innovation and threatening private information and public safety. The only definite solution for this is to develop an even more intelligent and holistic security infrastructure and practices.

Nerisse Ramos, ePLDT’s Group Chief Operating Officer also emphasized this significance with the brief introduction on what the group offers and would offer in the near future to address cybersecurity concerns in the Philippines. Like other groups, ePLDT is tasked to formulate solutions that are not only advanced, but are also tailor-fit for any business cybersecurity concern, from proactive detection to active solution of threats.

Jovy Hernandez, SVP & Head PLDT & SMART Enterprise Group expressed the group’s excitement over this new endeavor.

Connected, secured, and smart: these are the pillars of a smart community in the age of digitalization. As the vowed partner of the Filipino towards a smarter Philippines, we are grateful and excited to take on this challenge of improving cybersecurity conditions in the country, especially for businesses who are cornerstones of our flourishing economy. The key to establishing a stable economy is to establish and grow stable businesses. One key factor to this is to assure that these businesses are solid and secure.

For for information about ePLDT and its solutions and service, you may visit https://www.epldt.com/.

 

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Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.

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