Palace mulls hosting all government websites-A A +A
Monday, January 14, 2013
MANILA -- A proposal to have government host all government websites is being studied by Malacañang in order to prevent hackers from gaining control and defacing these portals in the future, Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said on Monday.
In a briefing, Lacierda said that by “migrating” or moving all government websites to the government host will ensure their safety from hackers as the government domain, which is managed by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), is less prone to hacking.
“Those (websites) that are hosted by DOST are secure; for instance (the) PCDSPO (Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office) and the OP (Office of the President), they are hosted by the government and as much as the hackers have attempted to attack the OP (website), it has never been defaced,” Lacierda said.
“Some government websites are hosted by private entities and there has been a suggestion to move or migrate their hosting to government so that’s being studied right now,” he added.
Six government websites (http://pro8.pnp.gov.ph/, http://mambulao.gov.ph/, http://www.cpa.gov.ph/, http://mmda.gov.ph/, http://nfa.gov.ph/, http://www.nmp.gov.ph/) were recently broken into by hackers to press their sentiments against the Anti-Cyber Crime Act of 2012 which President Benigno S. Aquino signed into law last September. (PNA)