SunStar Philippines reports:
“As one of the fastest rising stars of the Asia-Pacific region, the Philippines is seen as a promising haven of investments for many businesses. However, this also means that it continuously catches the eye of many cyber criminals and terrorist groups. According to a recent report by FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), the Philippines is the 10th most attacked country globally.
“Despite this, 60 percent of Philippine enterprises are reported to be not adequately equipped with cybersecurity infrastructures fit for the standards that today’s digital ecosystem demands.
“With the recently formulated National Cybersecurity Plan 2022 (NCSP) by the joint efforts of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and international cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab, and the implementation of the Data Privacy Act of 2012, the significance of a robust cybersecurity infrastructure in the country is even more underscored, especially to thriving local businesses.”