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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Experts gather to help in fight vs cyber crimes

TO help the government in its fight against terrorism and cybercrime, the Cybercon Asian 2018 was held to raise awareness on how to protect oneself against cyber-attacks in the Internet.

Led by the by Worldtech Information Solutions Inc., cyber experts from the Philippines, Hong Kong and China gave their insights on the prevalent problems in the internet in the country like cyberpornography, hacking and terrorism.

“Cybersecurity is everybody’s responsibility. The major concern is to teach the public the reality of the cybercrime and the threat that’s in the internet in the company and the home,” Robert Arquiza, chief executive officer if the Worldtech Information Solutions Inc., said.

Worldtech is partners with the Philippine National Police (PNP), National Bureau of Investigation and other law enforcement agencies when it comes to crime in the cyberspace.

“The government is running awareness programs in the community and we are also in participation to pursue the criminals who are doing this cyberpornography,” Arquiza said.

Jet Zheng, senior digital forensics of Meiya Pico, an information security products and service provider in China, said that the situations there and in the Philippines are similar.

“We’re all fighting more crimes involving digital data. Our products are also quite fit to solve the problems here in the Philippines,” Zheng said.

Products like an anti-drone gear was also showcased, which was used by government troops against Maute fighters during the Marawi siege when unwanted drones monitored army positions.

The anti-drone gear ensures airspace safety from unwanted drones especially in a battle zones and other key places.

Ricky Fan, a computer forensic consultant of DataExpert Technology in Hongkong, said that with faster technology, there is a faster chance of prosecuting cyber criminals.

“We want to push up the technology in the Philippines. With these equipment, you can get evidence faster and there is faster prosecution of suspects caught in the crime scenes,” Fan said. (JOB)


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