November 13, 2019

Tag: IT

PHL 3rd Most Android Mobile Malware Target in SEA

Media Release: DATA from Kaspersky from January to September 2019 show the Philippines ranked third among Southeast Asian countries with the highest Android mobile malware attempts detected and blocked by the cybersecurity company. The Philippines has been in the same spot since 2017, next to list-toppers Indonesia and Malaysia, respectively.   Number of Android attacks blocked […]

Fortinet Wins in 2019 Cybersecurity Breakthrough Awards

Media Release: TAGUIG CITY — ​Fortinet is a winner in the 2019 CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards. The company’s Network Security Expert (NSE) Institute’s certification program has been recognized the “Professional Certification Program of the Year” given out on November 5. CyberSecurity Breakthrough is a leading independent market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies, and […]

Women Underrepresented in Enterprises’ Cybersecurity, Notes Kaspersky

Media Release: IN 45% of enterprises, the proportion of women working in IT security departments is less than that in the rest of the company’s workforce. However, of these organizations only 37% of them have in place, or considered applying, formal programs that will bring more women into cybersecurity security — a survey of security […]

IBM Cloud Earns $20-B in 12 Months

Media Release: ARMONK, New York  – IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced on October 22 that clients in highly regulated industries, including Aegean Airlines, BNP Paribas, Elaw Tecnologia SA and Home Trust, are selecting IBM Cloud as their preferred destination for mission-critical workloads. IBM also announced new capabilities that make its public cloud the industry’s most secure and open cloud […]

DICT’s Common Tower Gains Ground in Ilocos

Media Release: THE Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has reached another milestone in its bid to improve telecommunication services in the Philippines as it marks the construction of the country’s first shared cell tower in Caoayan, Ilocos Sur, through the department’s common tower initiative. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on October 17 to […]

Gartner Ranks Fortinet Top 3 for SD-WAN

Media Release: Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, announced on October 14 that it is among the top three vendors in worldwide market share for SD-WAN equipment by revenue in Gartner’s Q2 2019 report titled, “Market Share: Enterprise Network Equipment by Market Segment, Worldwide, 2Q19.” According to Gartner, […]

Smart Devices Empower Kids, Lenovo Survey Says

​Media Release: KIDS in the digital era are learning to be “independent” from their parents. A new research released by Lenovo shows how education around the world has been positively transformed thanks to smarter technology, creating a generation of independent learners and problem solvers. The research, which surveyed over 15,000 individuals globally – including the […]

Union Bank Wins Top Prize in 2019 IDC DXa

By EDD K. USMAN, SDN, Twitter @edd1819, Instagram @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current Affairs (SDN) — UNION Bank of the Philippines (Union Bank) is the Digital Transformer for Philippines of the IDC Digital Transformation Awards (DXa) 2019. That’s the top prize. Actually, Union Bank is a winner twice, as it also bagged the Operating Model […]

BIR, PayMaya Make Paying Taxes More Convenient

PayMaya powers BIR to allow tax payers to remit payments conveniently through electronic channels. Through the partnership, tax payers can now remit payments through the PayMaya app and soon through its website and district offices nationwide with the use of any e-wallet and any debit, prepaid, and credit card. —————————————————————————- Media Release: PAYING your taxes […]

DICT Free Wi-Fi for 25 Million Filipinos in Unserved Areas — Honasan

By EDD K. USMAN, SDN, Twitter @edd1819, Instagram @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current Affairs (SDN) — FILIPINOS, especially in remote communities, still have to experience internet connectivity, let along fast Wi-Fi. But there’s hope moving forward for around 25 million Filipinos in the country’s unserved and underseved communities. (“Unserved” and “underserved” are terms currently being […]