December 12, 2019

Month: August 2018

President Inks EO 79 on Normalization, Pushes GPH-MILF Peace Process Further

Media Release: MALACAÑANG PALACE, Manila (APRIL 30, 2019) — In another historic move, President Rodrigo R. Duterte signed Executive Order No. 79 or the Annex on Normalization under the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB). The President’s approval of EO 79 marks another milestone in the decades-long Bangsamoro peace process and signals the full implementation […]

How to Avoid Getting Hooked by Mobile Phishing

​Media Release: Phishing is one of the most common hacks these days, from fraudulent emails to phone calls on mobiles. What can one do to prevent getting hoodwinked by hackers? Here’s an Op-Ed piece from Check Point Software, one of the leading cybersecurity vendors. By Brian Gleeson, Head of Mobile Security Product Marketing, Check Point […]

​Kaspersky Lab Detects, Blocks 31.8-M Internet Threats in PH in 2018

Media Release: RECENT data from Kaspersky Lab show that close to 32 million internet-borne threats  were detected and blocked by Kaspersky Lab among its users in the Philippines in 2018, setting out a growth of over 200 percent from 2017. Internet threats and malicious hosting incidents remain the top two attacks that the cybersecurity company […]

John Edwards: ‘In Keeping Citizens Safe, Gov’ts Sometimes Intrude into Privacy’

(SDN) —  SOCIAL media sites have become fertile grounds for hate groups and other extremists to spread their toxic message. This is happening on Facebook, which has 2.38 billion monthly active users (MAU) and Google’s Youtube with 1.3 billion users. The technology giants are being used as platforms by extremists. Imagine the millions of people […]

No Hitches for DOST’s Php120-M Filipino-Made Train on PNR Tracks

(SDN) — NO hitches, major or otherwise. That’s referring to the 60 minutes inaugural run of the  Php120-million Hybrid Electric Train (HET) which made its official public debut at the Philippine National Railways (PNR) Alabang Station in Alabang, Muntinlupa, Metro Manila, to the Biñan Station in Laguna. At last, the HET has found a home! […]

Malaysia’s PM Mahathir Praises Huawei Achievements, Meets CEO Ren Zhengfei

Media Release: BEJING, China, April 25 — Today, Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad visited Huawei’s Beijing Research Center and met with Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei. The two spoke at length about how to leverage information and communications technology (ICT) to better facilitate Malaysia’s economic development and serve local communities. During the visit, the […]

Alcatel-Lucent Marks Centennial Milestone, Looks to another 100 Years

Media Release: Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise or ALE  is celebrating its ​100 years milestone in 2019, and is now looking ahead for another centennial of endless innovation. Let’s hear what ALE has in store for the coming years: ALCATEL-LUCENT Enterprises (ALE), one of the leading communications firm worldwide, celebrates its 100th year of existence in the information […]

Kaspersky Says 1-in-3 Internet Users Has No Clue About Privacy Security

​Media Release: HAVE internet users developed what is called “digital privacy fatigue” amid increasing concerns on data breaches? If yes, then a surely is a concern. Here’s what Kaspersky Lab has to say about digital privacy fatigue, and how to avoid being a victim of data theft: With the amount of personal data shared on […]

DICT Partners with Cisco for Stronger Cybersecurity in Philippines

(SDN) — Cybersecurity in the Philippines has received another boost. The shot-in-the-arm comes from a government partnership with Cisco, one of the world’s leaders in technology. To implement this objective, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) signed on April 11 a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Cisco to collaborate and strengthen the state […]

Palo Alto Networks Seeks to Disrupt Cybersecurity Status Quo with Cortex

(SDN) — MEET Cortex, a cybersecurity platform crafted to “disrupt” the status quo. Introduced to the Philippines by United States-based Palo Alto Networks, one of the world’s leaders in cybersecurity, Cortex is positioned as “the industry’s only open and integrated, AI-based continuous security platform.” On cyberspace (as in the physical world) the battle between the […]