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PLDT, Smart ready to work with defense dep’t in boosting cybersecurity

PLDT Inc. and its wireless arm Smart Communications Inc. (Smart) hope to work with the Department of National Defense (DND) to bolster the country’s cyber defense or cybersecurity.

“The PLDT Group is no longer just focused on securing our own network and systems infrastructure,” Angel Redoble, chief information security officer, PLDT, said during a courtesy with Defense Undersecretary Ignacio Madriaga at Camp Aguinaldo. “We are extending our capability to our community, down to the home and individual subscriber level.” 

Redoble noted that PLDT is ready to work hand in hand with the government to address the increasing cybersecurity threats in the country. 

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At the “Consultation on Public-Private Partnership for National Cyber Defense,” forum, PLDT’s Cyber Security Operations Group (CSOG) shared the Group’s best practices in cybersecurity, including its efforts to protect customers from cyberattacks.

PLDT chief information security officer Angel Redoble, fifth from left, assures DND Undersecretary Ignacio Madriaga, center, in a recent courtesy call in Camp Aguinaldo that PLDT is ready to work hand in hand with the Government to address the growing threat of cyber-attacks and explore further possible points of collaboration in beefing up the country’s capabilities to defend its cyberspace.

“Securing our country’s cyberspace requires no less than a whole-of-nation approach,” said Undersecretary Madriaga. “We believe that the DND can benefit a great deal from the experience and expertise of PLDT in pursuit of a comprehensive approach to our country’s cyber defense.”

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