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DND boosts cybersecurity awareness

THE Department of National Defense (DND) has enhanced its campaign to raise cybersecurity awareness as it held a conference for its personnel to educate them on relevant issues concerning the matter.

DND Undesecretary Cardozo Luna. (Photo courtesy: DND Public Affairs Service)

Defense Undersecretary Cardozo Luna led the DND’s first annual cybersecurity awareness conference, dubbed as the “DND Cybercon,” on Wednesday at Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.

Luna said the cyberspace and cybersecurity have been “at the forefront” of the DND’s priority list, citing the agency’s crafted National Defense Strategy which considered cyberspace as the “fourth dimension of warfare” and has been identified by their strategy as “one of the new defense mission areas.”

He added that the conference aimed to focus on the human factor of cybersecurity “because the human factor in securing cyberspace could be the weakest link and also cybersecurity’s strongest link, given the right direction and knowledge.”

The conference cited the case of the 2016 cyberheist of the Bangladesh Bank, where hackers were able to steal $101 million by issuing fraudulent instructions. The Philippines got involved as part of the money was transferred to a branch of the Rizal Commercial Banking Corp.

This incident underscored the vulnerabilities of establishments lacking effective cybersecurity measures.

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Today’s Front Page December 09, 2019

Today’s Front Page December 09, 2019