AFP holds 2nd Cyber Security Summit

MANILA -- The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) conducted Monday its second Cyber Security Summit to educate its personnel on persisting and emerging threats in the country's cyber frontier.

This undertaking is an educational and informational forum that will focus on cyber laws, threats, and application of technologies against advanced cyber security challenges, AFP public affairs office chief Col. Edgard Arevalo said in a statement.

Subject matter experts from Microsoft, 8Layer Technologies, and FireEye Solutions discussed awareness, strategies, trends, and threats, with some 100 participants from the AFP General Headquarters, Major Services, and Unified Commands.

Participants from the Department of National Defense, Department of Information and Communications Technology, Philippine National Police, and Philippine Coast Guard, were also present.

Securing our IT infrastructure, through informed and trained personnel, will have a profound effect on the way we conduct our operations on the ground, AFP Chief-of-Staff Gen. Rey Leonardo Guerrero said.

Just as the threats around us are evolving, we too, in the security sector, must adapt and advance our strategies and capabilities to effectively respond to threats in the cyber security frontier, he added.

The first Cyber Security Summit was held at the AFP Commissioned Officers Club in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City last June.

Source: Philippine News Agency