Author Archive: Regino Cabang

Health group renews call for ouster of tobacco industry rep from tobacco control body

HealthJustice Philippines, a think tank with legal expertise in tobacco control and health promotion, once again urges Congress to amend RA 9211 to specifically exclude the Philippine Tobacco Institute (PTI) from sitting in the Inter-Agency Committee on Tobacco, the government body tasked by the said law to lead the implementation of tobacco control laws.

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Poor Security Hygiene and Risky Applications Enable Destructive Cyberattacks to Spread Infection at Record Pace among APAC Organisations

Yet, something we don’t talk about often enough is the opportunity everyone has to limit bad consequences by employing consistent and effective cybersecurity hygiene. Cybercriminals aren’t breaking into systems using new zero day attacks, they are primarily exploiting already discovered vulnerabilities. This means they can spend more of their resources on technical innovations making their exploits difficult to detect. Newer worm-like capabilities spread infections at a rapid pace and can scale more easily across platforms or vectors. Intent-based security approaches that leverage the power of automation and integration are critical to combat this new ‘normal’.”

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DHL and Huawei Accelerate Inbound-to-manufacturing Logistics with Internet of Things Solution

DHL Supply Chain together with Huawei Technologies has launched a Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) application at an automotive site in Liuzhou, China. Leveraging existing infrastructure and limited investments, the implemented IoT solution is designed to facilitate and streamline yard management for inbound-to-manufacturing logistics, leading to significant improvements in inbound processing time at the site. The proof of concept will run until the end of September with 100 DHL drivers at a section with 30 docks.

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BEKO sponsors choral competition

Beko, one of Europe’s leading and innovative home solutions providers, recently co-presented the “Himig ng Kabataan, Alay kay Don Bosco” Choral Competition held last Saturday, 19 August 2017 at 7:30pm at the St. John Bosco Parish Church in Makati City. This is the 6th year of the competition with the theme, “Parish as a Communion of Communities.”

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Chubb Makes New Cyber Appointments for Asia Pacific

Andrew Taylor has assumed the position of Cyber Underwriting Manager for Asia Pacific, responsible for the expansion of Chubb’s Cyber insurance business, from guidelines to ratings and portfolio management, in the region. Based in Sydney, he will lead efforts to craft solutions and deliver expertise to help clients manage and mitigate cyber risks.

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Appier Announces Series C Investment Round

Appier, a leading artificial intelligence (AI) company, announced that it has secured Series C investment of USD$33 million from SoftBank Group Corp., LINE Corporation, NAVER Corporation, Singapore-based EDBI and Hong Kong-based AMTD Group. This brings the total amount of investment in the company to over USD$82 million.

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CTO Reflections: Beyond the Appliance

For anyone reading the news regularly, it’s not hard to grasp that cyberthreats are getting more sophisticatedand damaging by the day. From a security technology provider’sperspective, I can add that tackling them is a fast mounting challenge for the millions of businesses that come under attack daily.