DICT partners with Kaspersky Lab to boost cybersecurity

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 01 2018 04:14 AM

MANILA—The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has partnered with a global cybersecurity company to strengthen cybersecurity defenses in the country.

On ANC's "Future Perfect" aired Wednesday, Siang Tiong Yeo, Southeast Asia general manager of Kaspersky Lab, said the company signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the DICT.

"As a cybersecurity company, we can provide a whole slew of technology, ranging from what you see in the consumer hands to the enterprises. We provide advanced security technologies. We even provide services to help customer track down threats," he said.

He added: "In this respect, we are also providing the expertise to collaborate, exchange information with DICT on the threat landscape."

The MOU aims to boost cybersecurity defenses and to spread awareness on good Internet habits, especially among the youth.

The Philippines is among the top 10 countries with most online attacks in the second quarter of 2018, based on a study by Kaspersky Lab.