4 Korean nationals nabbed for illegal POGO, scamming

Pegeen Maisie Sararana 08/05/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least four Korean nationals were arrested for operating an illegal POGO (Philippine Offshore Gaming Operation) inside a condominium in Barangay Lahug, Cebu City on Friday, August 5, 2022. Police identified the suspects…

SEC tells businesses to strengthen cybersecurity as more transactions go online

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — While digital transactions became a trend amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has advised corporations to strengthen their cybersecurity measures “in light of recent reports of hacking incidents. “…

Russia to help PH on defense, cyber security, COVID-19

Rosalie Abatayo 03/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Russian government has affirmed its commitment to help the Philippines in developing its defense capacities both in the armed forces and cybersecurity. Russian Ambassador Igor Khovaev, who visited Cebu on Wednesday, March…

DICT exec foresees high demand for cybersecurity professionals

Rosalie O. Abatayo 08/16/2018

The Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT) projected a high demand for cybersecurity professionals as more institutions engage in intelligent processes of digitization. Genalyn Macalinao, DICT Cybersecurity Bureau Policy head, said most companies in the Philippines,…

Schools told to offer programs on cybersecurity

Rosalie Abatayo 08/16/2018

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Cyber Bureau urged higher education institutions to offer programs on cybersecurity to address the projected demand of cybersecurity professionals in the coming years. Genalyn Macalinao, cybersecurity policy head of…

Of cybersecurity attacks, banks and small businesses

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 04/02/2018

Exec: PH banks well protected, but small businesses vulnerable to online threats Cybersecurity threats remain real for businesses but bankers in Cebu assured that measures are in place to prevent any incidents of money laundering. Cebu Bankers…

China passes cybersecurity law

11/08/2016

BEIJING — China on Monday passed a controversial cybersecurity bill further tightening restrictions on online freedom of speech, raising concerns that it could intensify already wide-ranging Internet censorship. The ruling Communist Party oversees a vast censorship system…

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