The Philippines to launch a cyber security portal
November 8th, 2010
The government of the Philippines is planning the launch of a cyber security portal to help curb an alarming rise in cyber attacks on government online infrastructure, futuregov.asia reported. A roundtable of government agencies, chaired by the Chief Information Officers Foundation Inc, was held on October 26th (2010) to discuss the creation of a Shared CyberSecurity Services Portal (SOC).
The National Bureau of Investigation, National Security Council and the Philippine National Police are the agencies in contention to lead the project, which will be funded by the Philippines’ E-Government Fund.
10 government agencies have experienced being hacked in the last few months, among them the Philippine Information Agency’s portal and the local government web site of the city of Bulacan, which was infiltrated by a hacker in protest over the Manila hostage siege.