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Report: 94% of cybersecurity, IT professionals in PH impacted by burnout — highest in Asia Pacific

A new report from cybersecurity firm Sophos has found that 94% of respondents in cybersecurity and IT roles in the Philippines are impacted by burnout and fatigue, the highest among the markets surveyed.

British cybersecurity firm NCC Group opens office in PH

The NCC Group, which occupies the entire 37th floor of the posh Seven Neo building at the middle of Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City, currently employs 70 local workers but plans to hike the headcount to 500.

PH teams triumph at Trend Micro AI hackathon in Japan

Two teams from the Philippines brought home accolades after competing recently at the global Trend Micro AI Hackathon held in Fukuoka, Japan.

Five lessons to learn from Decode 2023 cybersecurity confab

Over 700 attendees from various organizations and universities across the metro participated in the event held recently at Edsa Shangri-la Hotel in Mandaluyong City.

DICT aims to position PH as digital, cybersecurity hub

This comes in the face of the Philippines being second in the world when it comes to the number of recorded cyberattacks, losing up to P100 million in each instance, according to data provided by the Philippine National Police.   

PH needs ‘massive investments’ to train cybersecurity experts: solon

Bohol representative Alexie B. Tutor, a member of the House Committee on Information & Communications Technology, has pointed out the lack of certified experts and underinvestment in cybersecurity as among the factors that contributed to complacency and the false sense of security in cybercrimes.

Money still top motivation for hackers and scammers, says Cyberint

Cyberint noted that hackers (mostly “infostealers”) have turned to “vishing” and “smishing” to lure Filipinos to divulge personal information, and worst, to take control of personal accounts, found in e-wallets, etc.

Kaspersky: Here are 3 major online threats to school-age kids

According to a 2022 study, there are 20% (or an estimated two million) Filipino children aged 12-17 who were subjected to online sexual abuse and exploitation.

PLDT, Smart vow deeper collab with PH military on cybersecurity

The PLDT Group is also building a cybersecurity operations center at the Villamor Air Force Base in Pasay City.

Study: Aligning cybersecurity to biz objectives drives revenue growth

Accenture’s State of Cyber Resilience 2023 report revealed key traits of “cyber transformers,” who make cybersecurity the cornerstone of their business transformation efforts.
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