Fortinet Latest News and Update: Cyber resiliency talks with IT professionals held

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Fortinet’s Assistant Regional Director for Southeast Asia and Hongkong and Country Manager for Philippines, Jeff Castillo (second from left, standing) and Chief Security Strategist for Asia Pacific, Alvin Rodrigues (second from right, standing) recently met with the Information Technology directors and officers of several private organizations including 2GO Express, Development Bank of the Philippines, Manila Water, SNR Shopping, SPi Global and United Coconut Planters Bank; and public agencies such as Bureau of Treasury, Philippine National Police and Social Security System to share expert insights on network security.

An advocate of a cyber-resilient country. Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT)––the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions––recently initiated a cocktail event, held at Shangri-La hotel in Bonifacio Global City to tackle the status of cyber space and security in the Philippines, both in the private and public sector. The event was joined by chief information officers of enterprises, as well as information technology directors of government agencies.

Police Chief Inspector Allan Cabanlong of Regional Information Technology Management Office 1, Philippine National Police, discussed the security framework he proposed to address the problem on how the government responds to cybercrimes. According to him, there should be clear nuances among the functions of every government agencies involved in resolving the cybercrimes in the country.

The presentation was followed by a discourse wherein attendees actively participated and shared their insights as to how this framework can be effectively utilized. They cited the cyber attacks their organizations experience and what they have been doing overcome such threats. The attendees agreed that enterprises and government agencies alike lack in policies and regulations that determine the best actions to take during an occurrence of an attack, be it intentional or unintentional. In order to resolve this, security should be everywhere, protecting every aspect of the business from any type of threat activities.

“We, at Fortinet, believe that achieving cyber resiliency is only possible through collaboration of organizations,” said Jeff Castillo, Fortinet’s assistant regional director for Southeast Asia and Hongkong and country manager for Philippines. “We came up with this event to engage the IT experts in the country in a conversation wherein they can contribute their knowledge and experiences when it comes to maintaining and improving an organization’s network security.”

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