Philippines behind in internet security, warns senior lawmaker
The Philippines is increasingly lagging far behind in online security to the detriment not only of the government and private firms, but also to individuals who increasingly use technology in their daily lives, a senior lawmaker has said.
“We are being overtaken by increasingly digital paradigms in information and communications,” Senator Edgardo Angara, who had been advocating increased security in the use of Internet reiterated. “A large chunk of human activity nowadays is no longer merely physical--it occurs in the internet,” he added.
Angara aired the warning as he urged his colleagues in the legislature to support the passage of two important measures that will ensure greater internet security for Filipinos following reports of massive cyber attacks including malware invasion, phising scams and sexual predation.