Protect businesses from cyberattacks—Acer Executive
Through the formulation of the National Cybersecurity Plan 2022, the DICT aims to assure continuous operation of nation’s critical infostructures, implement cyber resiliency to respond to threats, coordinate with law enforcement agencies and cyber-secure educated society. Echoing the government’s mission, Acer Philippines, a leading ICT company, calls on institutions that are highly vulnerable from cyber threats, like businesses, to strengthen their data security through maximizing available hardware and software. Acer Philippines’ Sales and Marketing Director Sue Ong-Lim said, “Technological advancements will continue to bring security issues if we don’t know how to utilize them. Cybersecurity has always been a problem in the country and it’s about time we do something about it. Globally, 43% of cyber-attacks are aimed at small businesses and with 230,000 new malware samples created every day, the number of data breaches are expected to rise in the coming years.” Malwares or malicious software are harmful to computer users and can easily spread, especially for Filipinos who thrive on staying online. But online threats are not the only entities Filipinos should be weary of. One can transfer malwares through unsafe transport of data though corrupted hard drives and USB devices. In short, viruses can ride on physical devices through manual transmission and connection. “Protecting your company’s information is not just an online activity but also a proactive offline effort. Threats are not just found online or within the software component of your devices but also in the physical parts of unprotected computers. We always recommend to our clients and business partners to choose hardware that provide security features,” explained Ong-Lim.