To maximize protection on government applications and databases, the Department of Information and Communications Technology will hold a 12-session training on cybersecurity every Saturday beginning on 19 May 2018.

The security training sessions, which will run until 18 August 2018, will be held at the audio-Visual Room of the DICT Building in Diliman, Quezon City from 9 am to 1 pm.

Government organizations with citizen facing applications are required to participate in the training program to protect and secure their systems before they can integrate with the GOV.PH, the planned single portal for the whole of government. Participants should be network engineers, programmers and database administrators of government agencies.

Please confirm your attendance through this link: http://bit.ly/ITSec_Training_DICT on or before May 15, 2018.

Each session is expected to take at least three hours, composed of a lecture period, a workshop session, and a question-and-answer portion.

Among the lecture topics lined up for the training are Security Overview and Critical Security Controls, Web Application Security, Common Application Vulnerabilities, Secure Coding Best Practices, Network Mapping, and Wireless Security.

Cybersecurity consultants Raymond Nunez and Ian Christopher Tisang will be the speakers in the duration of the training.

The activity is an initiative of the National Government Portal (NGP) project, under the supervision of DICT Undersecretary Denis F. Villorente, that is aimed to improve cybersecurity within the country.

A recent cybersecurity forum classified the Philippines as “D” in a scale of A to E, with “A” as the highest in terms of cybersecurity maturity.

Should you have any concerns or clarifications, please call Mr.Florante D. Galura Jr. at 920.0101 local 2632 or email him at fdgalura@dict.gov.ph.