Philippines' first cyber intelligence platform launched

Bruce Rodriguez, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 16 2019 03:58 PM

MANILA – The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) on Wednesday launched its Cyber Security Management System project to detect and prevent possible cyber threats. 

The country’s first cyber intelligence platform will initially service 10 government agencies, DICT Assistant Secretary Allan Cabanlong said during the launch.

With the platform, “actionable intelligence” can be provided to agencies once an incoming threat is detected, Cabanlong told ABS-CBN News. 

“Basically the cyber intelligence platform will monitor threat 
information, threat actors that are passing through our network. This tool can detect those threats so that we can give actionable intelligence to the agencies," he said. 

He said the program could also help enforce existing laws that are responsible for monitoring the “cyber hygiene” of telecommunication players.