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Gov’t to strengthen PH cyberspace

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The government is on track on securing the country’s cyberspace, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said.

DICT acting chief Eliseo Rio told reporters the government will start to accept proposals this April regarding the implementation of the National Cybersecurity Plan (NCSP).

It was last year when the DICT said it would bid out the cybersecurity plan as the government is still readying its manpower and equipment.

“We need a very reputable, respected and well-known company,” he said.

Rio said after three to four years, the government will take over the management of the NCSP.

The Duterte administration launched the five-year NCSP in May last year to protect Filipinos, local businesses, and the national government from attcaks in cyberspace.

The primary goals of this plan are: assuring the continuous operation of our nation’s critical infostructures, public and military networks; implementing cyber resiliency measures to enhance our ability to respond to threats before, during and after attacks; effective coordination with law enforcement agencies; a cybersecurity educated society.

“With this, we can monitor attacks coming in and warn our people,” he said.

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