DND, AFP hold cybersecurity conference

MANILA In line with ongoing efforts to secure the country's cyber infrastructure, the Department of National Defense (DND) conducted its Cyber Bayanihan 2.0 with private and public stakeholders last November 7.

The event is in partnership with the Cyber Group of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and private company Synetcom Philippines, Inc. and held at the AFP Commissioned Officers Club in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.

With the theme, Securing the Philippines' Critical Cybersecurity Infostructure, Cyber Bayanihan 2.0 focused on securing the country's information technology infrastructureotherwise known as infostructureby integrating, updating, strengthening, designing, and implementing cyber Security Operations Center (SOC) capabilities and programs.

I would like to express my gratitude to everyone here who continues to support one of the most important, albeit new aspect of the defense missioncyber security, DND Undersecretary Cardozo M. Luna said in a statement over the weekend.

The thrust and advocacy of the conference involved educating government agencies, communities, and vertical markets on how critical new technologies in cyberspace are in defending and preventing cyber threats from acquiring information from the stakeholders.

This conference, which followed through from the Cyber Bayanihan 1.0 in 2014, now aims to bridge the gap between stakeholders' cyber awareness and the implementation stage of a viable and strengthened government Security Operations Center (SOC).

This likewise complements the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) programs of the government to boost the country's cyber defense capabilities, he explained.

During the whole-day event, Director Nebuchadnezzar S. Alejandrino, chief of the Defense Situation Monitoring Center, tackled Threats to Philippines Cybersecurity: A Defense Perspective in his presentation, while other guest speakers from reputable IT companies such as Microsoft, Synetcom, Nexus, SES Networks, Nexus, AhnLab, ePLDT, Genians and Efficient IP shared their security solutions to help address the current cybersecurity threats and attacks on Cyber Space.

The participants who attended the conference were from the DND and its bureausthe AFP, the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office, the Office of Civil Defense, and Government Arsenal; the Office of the Executive Secretary of the President; the House of Representatives; the Department of Finance; the Department of Justice; the National Bureau of Investigation; the Department of Public Works and Highways; the Department of Trade and Industry; the Department of Social Welfare and Development; the Department of Transportation; the Philippine National Police; the Department of Information and Communications Technology; the National Economic Development Authority; the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency; the National Security Council; and the Land Registration Authority.

Moreover, companies Synetcom Phil. Inc., Plexus Systems Inc., Easycall Communications Inc., One Delta, TDG, Easycall E-services, Inc., Transnational E-Business, Miescor Telecoms, Easynet, Microsoft, Transportify represented the private sector. (PNA)

Source: Philippine News Agency

Related posts