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