June 19, 2019

Category: DIGITAL

​Incident Response: 5 Key Factors CISOs Should Consider When Building This Process

Media Release: By Maxim Frolov, Vice President of Global Sales at Kaspersky Lab AS attacks become more sophisticated and frequent, 86% of CISOs agree that cyber-incidents within their companies are inevitable. So, it comes as no surprise that the majority (76%) believe the speed and quality of incident response (IR) are the most important factors […]

AWS Siklab Pilipinas Is Back in 2019 to Major PH Cities

(SDN) — AWS Siklab Pilipinas is back! AWS, or Amazon Web Services, is bringing back the large-scale cloud technology training event for higher education institutions (HEIs). Here’s a media release from AWS, which formally launched the event on May 22 in Makati City: MANILA — For the second consecutive year, Amazon Web Services (AWS), an […]

DICT Downplays Impact on PH Telecom Industry of Trump’s Huawei Blacklist

​(SDN) — LITTLE impact on Philippine telecommunications (telecom) industry. The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) weighed in on United States President Donald Trump’s ban of Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. DICT Acting Secretary Eliseo M. Rio, Jr. played down the impact of the American Chief Executive’s action. Last week the U.S. […]

Most Common Phishing Scams, What You Can Do to Avoid Them

​Media Release: ​​ Data Protection Officer Jonathan John B. Paz, Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), on phising IT has become easy enough to identify and dismiss e-mails from people pretending to be relatives who get in trouble abroad, or from do-gooders asking for help for victims of calamities. These “appeals” have been exposed for what […]

Microsoft Plans to Protect Future Political Campaigns from Hacking

Media Release: Microsoft 365 for Campaigns addresses issues in election technology to maintain integrity of elections in the Philippines IN an effort to protect the integrity of democratic processes and institutions in the Philippines, Microsoft introduces a new service from their Defending Democracy Program. Called Microsoft 365 (M365) for Campaigns, the service offers high-end security […]

Fintech Apps’ Shaming of Customers Prompts NPC to Act

​(SDN) — IN today’s digital economy, the focus of business is to give customers the best experience. The old mantra of businessmen — big and small — that “customers is always right” is becoming more significant as technological innovation is pushing a stiffer competition for the heart, mind and pocket of customers. But it seems […]

IBM Cites BPO, Gaming in PH as Big Investors in Cybersecurity

(SDN) — AN executive of tech titan IBM has cited the Philippines for its initiative in driving awareness of cybersecurity risks and compliance. MALCOLM Rowe, leader of IBM Security Software and Services in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), met with a select number of reporters for a Media Roundtable in Makati City. He […]

DA Seeks Meeting with DOST, DOH & DTI over ‘Fake’ Vinegar Issues

(SDN) — CONSUMERS’ strong desire to know the names of 15 Philippine vinegar (“suka”) brands reported to be “fake” have found support from the Department of Agriculture (DA). The issue has already reached the ears of DA Secretary Emmanuel “Manny” F. Piñol as he laid down his department’s position in what he described as “the controversy.” […]

Sophisticated Spyware Hits WhatsApp; Facebook Patches Vulnerabilities

Media Release: A recently discovered zero-day vulnerability in the world’s most popular messenger — WhatsApp — allowed hackers to eavesdrop on users, read their encrypted chats, turn on the microphone and camera, and install spyware that allows even further surveillance, such as browsing through the victim’s photos and videos, accessing their contact list, and so […]