Telco Giant Partners with UK to Strengthen Philippines Cybersecurity

March 2024

Globe Telecom, a leading telecommunications company in the Philippines, has forged a partnership with the UK to enhance the country’s digital infrastructure defenses. This collaboration aims to bolster cybersecurity measures in the Philippines by leveraging the UK’s expertise and resources to combat digital threats. Through this partnership, Globe intends to implement various initiatives, including cybersecurity solutions, content filtering systems, and educational programs, to address the increasing prevalence of scams and spam messages targeting customers’ data.

The UK’s commitment to strengthening its cybersecurity partnership with the Philippines underscores the importance of collective efforts in safeguarding digital environments. By identifying opportunities for collaboration and sharing best practices, both countries aim to prioritize cybersecurity as a top agenda to ensure the safety and security of their citizens. The UK’s £13-million (USD 16.3 million) Conflict, Stability and Security Fund cyber package demonstrates its commitment to enhancing cybersecurity capabilities in the Philippines, reflecting the growing importance of cybersecurity in maintaining economic prosperity and national security.

At the recent UK Cybersecurity Reception, government officials, industry leaders, and cybersecurity experts convened to discuss the critical need for enhanced cybersecurity measures. This event highlighted the significance of collaboration between the public and private sectors in combating cyber threats and promoting a secure digital landscape. Globe Telecom’s USD 90 million investment in cybersecurity and infrastructure to combat spam and scam messages reflects its dedication to protecting its employees and customers. Through initiatives like the Digital Thumbprint Program and partnerships with educational institutions and government agencies, Globe aims to promote education and awareness about online safety and data privacy across its network.

(Source: Philstar Global)

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