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Fortinet, IT experts tackle status of cyberspace and security in PH

By Ciara Alarcon - on 29 Sep 2016, 12:10pm

Fortinet, IT experts tackle status of cyberspace and security in PH

Fortinet recently led a cocktail event to tackle the status of cyberspace and security in the country, both in the private and public sectors, joined by chief information officers of enterprises and information technology directors of government agencies.

“We, at Fortinet, believe that achieving cyber resiliency is only possible through collaboration of organizations,” said Jeff Castillo, Fortinet’s assistant regional director for Southeast Asia and Hong Kong and country manager for Philippines. “We came up with this event to engage the IT experts in the country in a conversation wherein they can contribute their knowledge and experiences when it comes to maintaining and improving an organization’s network security.”

According to Police Chief Inspector Allan Cabanlong of Regional Information Technology Management Office 1, there should be clear nuances among the functions of every government agencies involved in resolving the cybercrimes in the country.

The discussion was followed by a dialogue participated by attendees, wherein they shared their insights on how this framework can be effectively utilized. Also, the attendees agreed that enterprises and government agencies lack in policies and regulations that determine the best actions to take during an occurrence of an attack.