As part of the observance of the National Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Month 2020, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), through its Cybersecurity Bureau, reiterates its message to the public to be more cautious and be more wary of misinformation online during the ongoing Community Quarantine.
The DICT encourages the public to participate in the month-long free webinars on ICT topics, including cybersecurity, offered by the DICT’s regional clusters. These are in addition to various webinars recently conducted by the DICT’s Cybersecurity Bureau among which the topics on digital parenting, data security, and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), as well as on the prevention of social engineering attacks were discussed.
Likewise, the agency encourages different government agencies to avail of the cybersecurity services offered by the DICT, particularly in the use of digital certificates to secure online transactions.
“ICT has become the lifeblood of our society these past few months, and we expect that it will continue to be so as we transition to the new normal. Recognizing this, your DICT, through President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s directive and in support of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID), is continuing to protect Filipinos online,” DICT Secretary Gregorio B. Honasan II explained.
To learn more about cybersecurity, you can participate in the month-long free webinars to be conducted by DICT regional clusters. Said webinars will be livestreamed at the official DICT Facebook page.
Please visit the following Facebook pages for the schedule of webinars per regional cluster.
You may also visit the Cybersecurity Bureau’s social media platforms for more information on how to practice cybersecurity during quarantine.