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DICT-10 strengthens cybersecurity measures in Camiguin

CAMIGUIN (PIA)--Recognizing the growing importance of safeguarding the province's digital landscape, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT)-Camiguin Provincial Office spearheaded a cybersecurity competency framework training for 20 participants from different national line agencies on November 13–15.

The training focused on fostering a collaborative approach to protect, detect, respond to, and recover from cyber incidents. The framework aims to equip participants with proactive measures to prevent glitches and reactive strategies to effectively mitigate and recover from potential cybersecurity threats.

Engr. Ramon Erlo Luchana, the provincial officer of DICT Camiguin, expressed gratitude for the initiative, stating that the training became a reality through Rep. Jurdin Jesus Romualdo's request to DICT Secretary Ivan John Uy.

"In today’s indefinite world, where technology has become an integral part of our lives, it is important to have a robust cybersecurity framework," Luchana said, emphasizing the collective commitment to fortifying the region's cybersecurity measures, considering the evolving nature of cyber threats.

He highlighted the vulnerability of both the public sector and private enterprises to cyber attacks, emphasizing the need for a proactive cybersecurity portal. DICT-10 also underscored the collective responsibility across sectors and society levels, emphasizing the role each plays in defending against cybersecurity threats.

"Ang akong natun-an ani nga training is ang scientifically approach bitaw pag-deal sa cyber attack kung unsa ang step-by-step procedures kay sa amo man gud nga wala pa mi’y idea unsaon pag-treat sa mga attacks, magkabuang gyud mi sa among trabaho ug dili mi synchronized [What I learned in this training is the scientific approach to dealing with cyberattacks and the step-by-step procedures. Because we still have no idea how to treat the attacks, we will be really crazy. our work and we are not synchronized]," said Audie Enguito, IT personnel of DepEd Camiguin.

As part of the broader initiative, a cybersecurity awareness program was also scheduled for students at Camiguin Polytechnic State College on November 14, 2023.

The DICT's cybersecurity initiatives underscore the government's commitment to ensuring a secure and resilient digital environment for individuals, organizations, and communities across the region. (RTP/PIA-10/Camiguin)

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