It has come to the attention of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) that a number of recently published articles online regarding the advocacy of a major telecommunication services company for a holistic cyber security approach have erroneously linked a cybersecurity solutions provider to the formulation of the National Cybersecurity Plan (NCSP) 2022.

The Department would like to clarify this. The Plan was formulated and developed through the leadership of its Cybersecurity Bureau under consultations with primary stakeholders and various experts. The DICT asserts that the security solutions company mentioned, although had been part of the consultations, was never directly involved in crafting the initial strategy and completing the final output.

We are hoping that this clarifies any misunderstanding that may have occurred. We believe that there was no malicious intention to mislead on the articles written; nevertheless, correction for accuracy is necessary.

Further, we request everyone who has questions regarding the NCSP 2022 to contact us through info@dict.gov.ph.

Click the link for a copy of the National Cybersecurity Plan 2022.