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

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


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

Mattis warns of ‘growing threats’ from Russia, China

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday that America is facing “growing threats” from China and Russia, and warned that the US military’s advantages have eroded in recent years. Mattis’s assessment came as he unveiled the Pentagon’s vision for the future detailed in a document called the national defense strategy. “We face growing threats [...] The post Mattis warns of ‘growing threats’ from Russia, China appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 20th, 2018

Alejano warns vs DFA’s approval of China exploration in Benham Rise

  Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano has expressed concern over the Department of Foreign Affairs' (DFA) approval of China's request to conduct a marine scientific research in Benham Rise.   In a statement late Thursday, Alejano revealed that he has received information that the DFA granted the request of the Institute of Oceanology of Chinese Academy of Sciences (IO-CAS) for a marine scientific research (MSR) in Philippine waters.   "As a requirement, they will be joined by the University of the Philippines -- Marine Science Institute (UP-MSI). The project's area will cover Eastern Luzon, where Benham Rise is located, and Eastern Mindanao," he said.   ...Keep on reading: Alejano warns vs DFA’s approval of China exploration in Benham Rise.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

PNP to deploy snipers for Black Nazarene

The Philippine National Police will position some of its snipers in high-rise structures to scan for threats to the Black Nazarene feast on January 9. "This year, we will be deploying sa [in] high-rise buildings. We will also be deploying drones in all segments," National Capital Region Police Office chief Police Director Oscar Albayalde said in a press briefing Friday. One company or about a hundred troops from the Special Action Force composed of snipers, EOD, and SWAT teams will be deployed from the evening of January 8 to the early morning of January 10. A total of 5,613 police forces and augmentation from the military will be sent out to secure the largest gathering of ...Keep on reading: PNP to deploy snipers for Black Nazarene.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 5th, 2018

Cyber threats, fake news expected to rise in 2018

MANILA, Philippines — New cyber threats, including the prevalence of fake news, are expected to arise in 2018 as the world becomes more interconnected and di.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 25th, 2017

Priest warns of rise in violence as PNP returns to drug war, peace talks collapse -

Priest warns of rise in violence as PNP returns to drug war, peace talks collapse -»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsDec 11th, 2017

Priest warns of rise in violence as PNP returns to drug war, peace talks collapse -

Priest warns of rise in violence as PNP returns to drug war, peace talks collapse -»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsDec 9th, 2017

Priest warns of rise in violence as PNP returns to drug war, peace talks collapse

  A Catholic priest warned on Saturday of the rise in killings and violence in the country following the collapse of peace talks between the government and the National Democratic Front (NDF), and the return of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in the anti-illegal drug campaign. "The spiral of violence is going to escalate especially that the peace process has stopped at saka ibinalik na naman sa---it's not only PDEA [Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency]---balik na naman sa (the anti-illegal drug campaign was returned to the) PNP," Fr. Amado Picardal, outgoing executive secretary of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines Basic Ecclesial Communities, told INQ...Keep on reading: Priest warns of rise in violence as PNP returns to drug war, peace talks collapse.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 9th, 2017

UK warns government agencies not to use Kaspersky software

LONDON — Britain's cybersecurity agency has told government departments not to use antivirus software from Moscow-based firm Kaspersky Lab amid concerns abou.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2017

Group warns of revenge killings, rise in clan feuding in Marawi - Rappler

Group warns of revenge killings, rise in clan feuding in Marawi - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsNov 30th, 2017