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Sophos warns vs rise in cybersecurity threats

By Patrizia Paola C. Marcelo Reporter CYBERSECURITY company Sophos Group Plc has warned against increasing cybersecurity threats. “The global threat landscape would be very similar to the Philippines, with ransomware, zero-day attacks,” Sumit Bansal, managing director, ASEAN and Korea at Sophos said in a media roundtable discussion. Mr. Bansal added that phishing is on the […] The post Sophos warns vs rise in cybersecurity threats appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource: bworldonline bworldonlineDec 13th, 2017

Warning up on diverse, intricate cyber threats this year

      As digital technologies continue to disrupt the cyberspace, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions has advised organizations to prepare against varied and sophisticated cyber threats this year.       In the recently held 5th National Anti-Cybercrime Summit, spearheaded by the Philippine National Police -- Anti-Cybercrime Group (PNP-ACG), Nap Castillo, Fortinet's regional pre-sales consultant for Southeast Asia and Hong Kong, said that as business organizations and individuals increasingly rely on technology for their daily activities, they also expose themselves to many dangers lurking online...Keep on reading: Warning up on diverse, intricate cyber threats this year.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 29th, 2018

Atletico s Simeone: Stopping Payet key to EL final win

By Jerome Pugmire, Associated Press LYON, France (AP) — Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone knows his team must find a way to stop Marseille playmaker Dimitri Payet in Wednesday's Europa League final. Payet is the French league's best passer and helped lead Marseille to its first European final for 14 years, with three goals and seven assists in the competition. So while Simeone highlighted multiple attacking threats in this Marseille team, he clearly views Payet as the most dangerous. "Payet will set the pace according to how he sees the game. He will be dictating the pace of his team with his play-making," Simeone said Tuesday at a news conference. "Of course their free kicks and corners are dangerous, but they have many more weapons. Their full backs are also very dangerous." While Madrid boasts big-name forwards in Antoine Griezmann and Diego Costa, not to mention Fernando Torres and Kevin Gameiro on the bench, Marseille does not have a recognized top-class striker. Instead, a large chunk of the goals come from winger Florian Thauvin — 26 in all competitions — while the rest are shared around. Marseille coach Rudi Garcia hailed Atletico as having the best defense in Spain, and is counting on Payet to breach it. Payet thinks he knows how to. "As is the case with any defense which plays so close together, we're going to have to move the ball around very quickly in tight spaces. But I think we have the attacking quality to do so," the France international said. "We're going to have to be very efficient because a team likes this does not give you many chances. We're going to have to take them." Atletico are viewed as the favorites in this game, in part because of their recent big-game experience. Atletico won the Europa League in 2010 and 2012 but lost Champions League finals to Real Madrid in 2014 and 2016. Marseille is the only French side to have won the Champions League in 1993, but since then has lost twice in the UEFA Cup final, as the Europa League was formerly known. But Marseille may have an advantage in playing just a three-hour drive away in Lyon, with up to 15,000 of its fans expected to make the trip. "I want my players be calm. As we approach the game, the emotions rise and rise," Simeone said. "The winning and losing experiences we had in the past will help. ... We have to try and impose our style of play and take the game in the direction we want. We are similar teams so I think it will be a tense and high-pressured game. Both teams are very pragmatic and play a similar style. We're also strong on free kicks." Simeone is known for being very close to his players, but he'll have to keep his distance on Wednesday. He was banned from the touchline by UEFA earlier this month after being sent to the stands at Arsenal in the first leg of their semifinal in London. Simeone was charged with insulting a match official and improper conduct. But he has full faith in assistant coach German Burgos, and considers his Argentine countryman almost like a kindred spirit. Simeone went as far as to say their understanding is close to telepathic. "I'm very close to German. We've known each other all our lives and we have a similar vision of football," Simeone said. "What's going through his mind is doubtlessly going through mine. I have complete confidence in him." Even though their coach will not be encouraging them from the sidelines, the players are ready. "We'll give everything to win," center half Diego Godin said. "Our legs, our heads, our hearts.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

Duterte warns ‘enemies’

Gov’t will be relentless and harsh against threats to nation’s growth and stability PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte said his administration will be relentless and "harsh" against elements that would stand in the way of the Philippines' economic growth and development. In his remarks Saturday during the closing dinner of the 51st….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 6th, 2018

Cooperation, info sharing to aid banks’ cybersecurity

COOPERATION and information sharing in the financial system are crucial in enhancing the sector’s resilience versus cybersecurity threats, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said. In an executive forum organized by Maybank Philippines, Inc. on Wednesday, BSP Deputy Governor Chuchi G. Fonacier said cooperation within the financial system is integral to shield itself from threats […] The post Cooperation, info sharing to aid banks’ cybersecurity appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2018

Information-sharing key to battling cybersecurity threats — Fonacier

Cooperation and information sharing in the financial system are crucial in enhancing the sector’s resilience from cybersecurity threats, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said. In an executive forum organized by Maybank Philippines, Inc., BSP Deputy Governor Chuchi G. Fonacier said cooperation within the financial system is integral to shield itself from threats posed in […] The post Information-sharing key to battling cybersecurity threats — Fonacier appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2018

DoF warns cigarette smuggling may be helping finance terrorism

THE RISE in cigarette smuggling in the face of higher tobacco taxes imposed at the start of the year may be helping finance terrorism, the Department of Finance (DoF) said, raising the stakes for officials tasked with cracking down on smuggling. “Illegal money can end up funding terrorist activities,” Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez said […] The post DoF warns cigarette smuggling may be helping finance terrorism appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 1st, 2018

Pagasa warns of heat stroke as temperatures continue to rise in PH

THE Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) on Monday warned the public against heat stroke as temperatures are expected to soar in most parts of the country this week. In Metro Manila, temperature is forecast between 25 and 35 degrees Celsius until Friday with a maximum heat index of 38 degrees Celsius. The cities of [...] The post Pagasa warns of heat stroke as temperatures continue to rise in PH appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 30th, 2018

Threat of nuclear weapons use growing, UN warns

GENEVA: A top UN official on Monday denounced growing rhetoric claiming that nuclear arms are necessary and warned that the risk of such weapons being used was on the rise. “The threat of the use, intentional or otherwise, of nuclear weapons is growing,” the UN’s top representative for disarmament affairs, Izumi Nakamitsu, told a preliminary [...] The post Threat of nuclear weapons use growing, UN warns appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2018

New fight needed against resurgent malaria, warns Bill Gates

Bill Gates warned Wednesday that malaria was back on the rise again and would continue to claim more lives worldwide unless governments reinvigorated their push to eradicate the disease. Malaria death rates have been in steady decline since 2000 but rose in 2016 as progress towards eliminating the mosquito-borne preventable disease stalled. Microsoft co-founder turned philanthropist Gates said innovation would be crucial to maintain progress in tackling the disease ahead of its ability to develop resistance to drugs and insecticides. "This setback where the 2016 cases went up is a real signal to us," Gates, the second richest person in the world, told the 2018 Lond...Keep on reading: New fight needed against resurgent malaria, warns Bill Gates.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 20th, 2018

Scams rise as U.S. tax filing deadline nears, utility warns

SAN FRANCISCO --The deadline to file taxes is quickly approaching and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) warns its customers to protect themselves from an increase in scams involving people posing as PG&E employees. According to theInternal Revenue Service(IRS), scammers take advantage of tax season to fool people into giving up their personal and financial information to file fraudulent tax returns ahead of the April 17 deadline. This tax season, PG&E customers have reported increased emails or calls from scammers that falsely show PG&E's phone number (1-800-743-5000) on the caller ID. Some of the recent scams have included: Telling customers they are...Keep on reading: Scams rise as U.S. tax filing deadline nears, utility warns.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

Kaspersky Lab Warns of Future Attacks Against Digital Money, Urges OFWs to be Cyber-Savvy

With the consistent growth of money remittances from overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and the rising use of digital payment systems in the Philippines, Kaspersky Lab recently emphasized the need for Filipinos to be more cybersecurity-aware. Data from the global cybersecurity company confirms that countries in the Asia Pacific region are now heading towards the path […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMar 25th, 2018

Why ASEAN should step up its cybersecurity efforts

The Philippine government has adopted the National Cybersecurity Plan 2017-2022 (NCSP), which seeks to address the cyber threats and adopt measures that will.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 15th, 2018

Rappler Talk: Rohan Gunaratna on global security, threats in Southeast Asia

MANILA, Philippines – Rappler talks to terrorism expert Rohan Gunaratna about security in Southeast Asia and the global implications of threats in the region. Gunaratna chronicled the rise of Al-Qaeda in his 2002 book  Inside Al-Qaeda: Global Network of Terror . Shortly after that, he moved to Singapore and helped create the  International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research  within the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 13th, 2018

Developing government’s cybersecure culture

Cybersecurity in the Philippines remains in its infancy stage. Several initiatives to address cybersecurity concerns have been undertaken in the previous administrations, all of which were inadequate in deterring a good number of cyber threats that transpired in recent years. In March 2013, after the Lahad Datu incident in Sabah, Malaysians defaced Philippine Web sites […] The post Developing government’s cybersecure culture appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 13th, 2018

I LOVE YOU, THIS GAME: The MBA vs. the PBA

What is it about sports leagues and why can't two actually exist at the same time in the same territory? The National Basketball Association has no real competition in the United States. The National Football League? Powerhouse. And while the World Wrestling Entertainment is not exactly as sports league, it's main competition is on the other side of the world. You can argue that the New Japan Pro Wrestling is not even competing with WWE. In the Philippines, there's the PBA. We can't really count the Asean Basketball League as a rival to the PBA can we? The PBA stands alone. 20 years ago though, that wasn't the case. With the Metropolitan Basketball Association, the  old and mighty PBA finally had a worthy rival. That's what it seemed like and that's what many people thought. But is it that actually true?   THE GREAT MISUNDERSTANDING While it's understandable, due to a lot of reasons, that people thought that the MBA was going after the PBA, that was never the case. The people behind the MBA never thought about competing in the PBA. In fact, they wanted to help them. Oh yes. "We did not want to rival the PBA," Ramon Tuason, CEO of MetroBall, Inc., the mother company of the MBA, told ABS-CBN Sports. "As a matter of fact, before we even started, I went to June Bernardino, who was [PBA] Commissioner, and I asked him and I said I have a system and it will reduce your salaries by over 50 percent in the first three years," he added. Wait, what?   THE LITTLE BROTHER With the MBA taking on a regional format, Tuason thought that his league could serve as the PBA's developmental territory. The MBA will scoop up players from the farthest of areas, let them hone their skills in the MBA, and when they're ready, allow them to move on to the PBA. "So in other words we would be like the draft, they would have to come to us, play for two years and can only then move to the PBA. So we would be getting regional players, develop them into our type of play, which is more rough, faster, stronger, and they would be then ripe for the picking of PBA teams through a draft," Tuason said. "It's going to be like in the States, they had the ABA before, which merged with the NBA, but it was the lower league, developing players for the NBA," he added. The idea seemed so simple and good-natured. However, the PBA didn't bite it. And so the supposed little brother decided to come after the big bro. For real this time. "They were very confused with what we wanted to do, they thought we were going after them. So when they declined us, we decided let's go full blast and turn professional," Tuason said. "Because our first thing was amateur muna, we would be developing the players and then moving them up as professionals. That's how the PBA would be able to save money," he added. "[The MBA] was not created to compete directly with the PBA."   IN THE SERVICE OF THE FILIPINO PEOPLE While ABS-CBN failed to strike a deal with the PBA, the MBA was never intended to be the vehicle that The Company would use for revenge. People can think otherwise but PBA vs. MBA was never the case. "We did not," Peter Musngi said when asked if ABS-CBN saw the MBA as a possible competitor for the PBA. "The superstar players were with the PBA so what we wanted to have then was a second-tier league that can be a developmental league but at the same time, be able to avail of the services of the new college graduates, the stars of college basketball, and at the same time discover the talents in the far-flung areas who otherwise would not even be visible to the PBA." "It’s grassroots, but at the same time it’s also giving more opportunities for the college kids, the new graduates, to further their career in basketball. We were very excited with the idea and since ABS-CBN was practically present in all the regions in the country, it was a natural decision to say yeah, in the service of the Filipino, here’s something to cheer about, here’s something to entertain you," he added.   LONG-TERM POWER The MBA was never intended to be a rival to the PBA. However, in time, the MBA could have definitely challenged the PBA. Ramon Fernandez, the four-time PBA MVP who became the first MBA Commissioner, certainly thinks that way. He saw that the MBA could one day give the PBA a worthy fight. "Definitely," Fernandez said with hesitation when asked in he saw the MBA as a potential rival to the PBA. "That's why I said we should look at this league in the long term. Look at this league 10-15 years from now, wag this year lang. There should have been a longer vision, dahan-dahan. Because nakaka-motivate sa kabataan na maglaro ng basketball para makasama sa liga na to. Meron nang choice, hindi lang puro PBA. There was another league growing," he added. Unfortunately Fernandez only lasted for about two seasons as a Commissioner and the MBA didn't last 10-15 years. Not even close. What is it about sports leagues and why can't two actually exist at the same time in the same territory? After directly competing with one another, the American Football Leaue and the National Football League merged, retaining the NFL name. At one point, WCW was beating the WWE in the Monday Night Wars. The WWE ended up purchasing WCW. The American Basketball Association, which was a lot like the MBA in many ways, ended up merging with the NBA, allowing the NBA to rise as the most powerful basketball league in the world. In the Philippines, no such merger happened. The PBA is still good on its own after 43 seasons and the MBA died a slow death. A slow death that could have been prevented... (to be continued)   *I Love You, This Game is a series celebrating the Metropolitan Basketball Association's 20th anniversary. Stay tuned for more! READ PART 1: I LOVE YOU, THIS GAME: The logo that started a basketball revolution READ PART 2: I LOVE YOU, THIS GAME: The Passion of the Nation READ PART 3: I LOVE YOU, THIS GAME: Trouble from Lakerland READ PART 4: I LOVE YOU, THIS GAME: Death threats and 5-peso coins, the MBA was crazy   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 13th, 2018

Duterte warns of war vs. unauthorized Benham Rise explorations

Duterte warns of war vs. unauthorized Benham Rise explorations.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsMar 2nd, 2018

DU30 warns of war

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte yesterday warned of war erupting should any foreign country conduct fishing or research activities in the Philippine Rise without getting the Philippine’s permission. Duterte’s threat came weeks after he ordered the Philippine Navy to fire on foreign poachers found inside the country’s exclusive economic zone. In a….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2018

Guam warns travelers of measles outbreak in the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines — The government of Guam urged its residents traveling to the Philippines to get vaccinated for measles, citing the rise of measles cases.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2018

Expert shares 6 simple steps to combat cybersecurity breaches

Amid the emerging threat of cybersecurity breaches, Marc Goodman, founder of Future Crimes Institute and among the world's top web-security experts, shared six simple steps to avoid 85 percent of the most common digital threats online. Goodman, who also chairs the Policy, Law and Ethics at Silicon Valley's Singularity University, spoke last Wednesday at the "Forum on Cyber Security & The Internet of Things." The event was organized by Global Chamber Manila and held at the Enderun Colleges in McKinley Hill, Taguig City, At the forum, which was attended by hundreds of representatives from the public and private sector, Goodman shared a six-step protocol called "UPDATE," wh...Keep on reading: Expert shares 6 simple steps to combat cybersecurity breaches.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 31st, 2018

Calida on Martial Law, Roque on Benham Rise, Pope Francis on fake news | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: Solicitor General Jose Calida says nothing, not the Supreme Court nor the Constitution, can stop President Rodrigo Duterte and Congress from further extending martial law.  Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque says he never meant to say Filipinos can't conduct research on their own in Benham Rise.  Pope Francis warns against the temptation ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 25th, 2018