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By Monsi A. Serrano

While many companies adapt and ramp up digitization, this effort is inevitably welcomed by a threat as cyberattacks become rampant.

Mindful of this reality in the business, the British Chamber of Commerce Philippines hosted a webinar titled “Advancing your Company’s Cybersecurity Culture” in partnership with CyberQ Group, a member last January 17, to inform and ensure how cybersecurity contributes to the business stability and continuity which should be a primary agenda of enterprises and business leaders.

No less than Cyber Q Group Asia Pacific CEO Roberto Tayag who led and explained the key aspects of accelerating the company’s cybersecurity innovation during his presentation. 

Given that mobile phones are now being used for work, there is a higher potential for security risks.  There needs to be balance with the company’s cybersecurity strategy by knowing the risks.

“Cybersecurity is a board-level challenge and it needs board-level initiative — it shouldn’t be looked at as simply an expense,” he added. This includes how the company will react when an attack comes in or when a security threat is discovered.

“If you digitalise the way you do business [or] digitalise the way of your company, you should think about cybersecurity,” Tayag emphasized.  
Apart from British Chamber Executive Director and Trustee Chris Nelson who led the panel discussion, other resource speakers were BSP Deputy Director Maricris Salud and George Dumatol, Consultant of Michael Page.

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