Friday, September 22, 2023
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PH firms continue to grapple against cybersecurity risks: DICT

The DICT said the Philippines in recent years has been grappling with a notable increase in cybersecurity threats, driven by the ever-evolving digital landscape.

DICT’s cybercrime agency unveils monitoring system for online apps

Called the Consumer Application Monitoring Systems (CAMS), it is an initiative of the Cybercrime Investigation and Coordinating Center (CICC), an attached agency of the DICT.

DICT inks P8.5-B ‘partnership’ deal with Japan telco for NBP backbone

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said it has signed a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) agreement worth $150 million (or approximately P8.5 billion) with Japanese telecommunications firm IPS and its local affiliate InfiniVAN to expand the country’s fiber cable infrastructure.

PH holds soft-launch of eVisa application for foreign visitors

During the initial launch phase, Chinese citizens can now handle their Philippine visa requirements online.

DICT pilots ITU’s ‘Smart Village Initiative’ in Zamboanga island

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU)-led Smart Village Initiative seeks to equip its beneficiaries with the necessary ICT tools and access to connectivity to improve and expand services in healthcare, education, agriculture, and local governance.

DICT to step up ICT infra as Marcos Jr. highlights faster Internet in SONA

Pres. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. promised in his SONA more improvements in terms of connectivity, stating that the National Fiber Backbone and Broadband ng Masa projects of the DICT will deliver high-connectivity and high-speed Internet.

DICT gets 200 GBPS Internet connectivity from Infinivan

The free bandwidth is expected to resolve the connectivity issues of various government agencies and provide them more capacity to connect to the GovNet system.

Inspired by success of PH, Uganda seeks to carve path in IT-BPM industry

The Philippines, renowned as a thriving hub for Information Technology and Business Processes Management (IT-BPM) services, recently welcomed Uganda's Ministry of ICT and National Guidance for a week-long benchmarking mission from June 10-17.

DICT launches eGov SuperApp to kick off ICT month

The eGov SuperApp, which underwent a lengthy beta test before its launch, brings most online government services in a single platform, including the eTravel system which travelers need to use when leaving or entering the country.

PEZA inks MOU with DICT for digitalization, ease-of-doing business

Under the MOU, the DICT will assess and evaluate as well as assist in the development and enhancement of current applications and systems of PEZA and provide recommendations and strategy for the improvement of the agency’s ICT system.
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