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By Jeff Castillo Fortinet Regional Director for Southeast Asia and Hong Kong This past year, cybercriminals have upped the stakes once again with the high profile, global attacks of Mirai, Wannacry, and Petya, launched one after the other. Of course, large-scale attacks aren’t new. Attacks like the ILOVEYOU worm and Code Red and Nimda were massive attacks, some...

By Ryan Poggi Country Managing Director, SAP Philippines What do “Asia’s Got Talent”, “Asian Idol”, and “The Voice” all have in common? …The ability to attract amazing talent who participate in these competitions to kick start their careers. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for many companies who are seeking to attract global talent in the workforce. In...

With more than 60 million active social media users as of last year logging an average daily use of 4.17 hours, Filipinos spend more time on social media compared to anyone else in the world, according to We Are Social’s Digital in 2017 Southeast Asia report. This fondness of Filipinos towards social media has resulted to cybercriminals exploiting social media platforms...

Keeping online accounts secure is more important than ever, with a growing number of fraudsters trying to steal information, such as passwords and personal banking details, using a method known as phishing, in which they impersonate a business through emails and fake websites. In fact, PayPal reports it receives close to 15,000 phishing reports each day from around...

By Sanjeev Nair Corporate Communications Manager, Kaspersky Lab Southeast Asia My parents never had it easy with me when I was growing up, being the youngest and the most mischievous child. When I got caught for my misdeeds, there was always punishment which involved a cane followed by a lot of tears, and a couple of “sorry, I won’t do it anymore” apologies. There...

While online learning has removed physical and geographical boundaries that inhibit learning, it also presents new challenges for students looking to subscribe to its system. Overcoming distractions, managing priorities, and getting ahead of the game are tougher for online students who mostly guide themselves in completing their courses and finishing their degrees. AMA...

The online shopping ecosystem in the Philippines is continuously growing, and one can now find just about everything online – from clothing, to books, groceries and just about everything else. While online shopping is convenient and offers a wide variety of products, there are still some to-dos to help safeguard us from falling prey to online fraudsters. Here...

By Oscar Visaya, Country Manager at F5 Networks Philippines Cybercrime is evolving in ways we could never have imagined. Attacks are increasingly becoming more sophisticated, new attack vectors are opening, and criminals are becoming more persistent. Organizations that wish to safeguard their data should not content themselves with tools and security measures currently...

On average two-in-five computers, related to the technological infrastructure of industrial enterprises, faced cyberattacks in the second half of 2016. This is a finding from Kaspersky Lab’s report, the “Threat Landscape for Industrial Automation Systems in the second half of 2016.” The percentage of industrial computers under attack grew from over 17% in July...

To stop the spread of false news on Facebook, the company released some tips on what to look out for. Be skeptical of headlines. False news stories often have catchy headlines in all caps with exclamation points. If shocking claims in the headline sound unbelievable, they probably are. Look closely at the URL. A phony or look-alike URL may be a warning sign of false...