April 20, 2018, 6:43 am
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.07053 UAE Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 1.99923 Albanian Lek
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03418 Neth Antilles Guilder
1 Philippine Peso = 0.38677 Argentine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02467 Australian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03418 Aruba Florin
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03841 Barbados Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.59228 Bangladesh Taka
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03034 Bulgarian Lev
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00724 Bahraini Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 33.62742 Burundi Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0192 Bermuda Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02503 Brunei Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13175 Bolivian Boliviano
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06526 Brazilian Real
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0192 Bahamian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.26032 Bhutan Ngultrum
1 Philippine Peso = 0.18403 Botswana Pula
1 Philippine Peso = 384.48243 Belarus Ruble
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03837 Belize Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02421 Canadian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01858 Swiss Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 11.41406 Chilean Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12052 Chinese Yuan
1 Philippine Peso = 52.12791 Colombian Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 10.7778 Costa Rica Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0192 Cuban Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 1.71039 Cape Verde Escudo
1 Philippine Peso = 0.39282 Czech Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 3.39601 Djibouti Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.11551 Danish Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 0.94891 Dominican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.1798 Algerian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.24262 Estonian Kroon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.33916 Egyptian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.52276 Ethiopian Birr
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01551 Euro
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03865 Fiji Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01348 Falkland Islands Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01349 British Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08525 Ghanaian Cedi
1 Philippine Peso = 0.89975 Gambian Dalasi
1 Philippine Peso = 172.80584 Guinea Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14089 Guatemala Quetzal
1 Philippine Peso = 3.95007 Guyana Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15072 Hong Kong Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.45249 Honduras Lempira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.11491 Croatian Kuna
1 Philippine Peso = 1.24505 Haiti Gourde
1 Philippine Peso = 4.8093 Hungarian Forint
1 Philippine Peso = 264.60534 Indonesian Rupiah
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06739 Israeli Shekel
1 Philippine Peso = 1.26727 Indian Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 22.73862 Iraqi Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 806.60649 Iran Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 1.91031 Iceland Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 2.37565 Jamaican Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01361 Jordanian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 2.06171 Japanese Yen
1 Philippine Peso = 1.92145 Kenyan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 1.32194 Kyrgyzstan Som
1 Philippine Peso = 76.97331 Cambodia Riel
1 Philippine Peso = 7.61206 Comoros Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 17.28442 North Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 20.40042 Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00575 Kuwaiti Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01575 Cayman Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.25043 Kazakhstan Tenge
1 Philippine Peso = 158.93989 Lao Kip
1 Philippine Peso = 28.9034 Lebanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 2.99693 Sri Lanka Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 2.50451 Liberian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.22892 Lesotho Loti
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05855 Lithuanian Lita
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01192 Latvian Lat
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02543 Libyan Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.17577 Moroccan Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 0.31452 Moldovan Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.94968 Macedonian Denar
1 Philippine Peso = 25.52333 Myanmar Kyat
1 Philippine Peso = 45.86134 Mongolian Tugrik
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15521 Macau Pataca
1 Philippine Peso = 6.76013 Mauritania Ougulya
1 Philippine Peso = 0.64144 Mauritius Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.29902 Maldives Rufiyaa
1 Philippine Peso = 13.70175 Malawi Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 0.35007 Mexican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07459 Malaysian Ringgit
1 Philippine Peso = 0.22915 Namibian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.87536 Nigerian Naira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.59554 Nicaragua Cordoba
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14884 Norwegian Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 2.01652 Nepalese Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02629 New Zealand Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00739 Omani Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0192 Panama Balboa
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06176 Peruvian Nuevo Sol
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06241 Papua New Guinea Kina
1 Philippine Peso = 1 Philippine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.21836 Pakistani Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06459 Polish Zloty
1 Philippine Peso = 106.04187 Paraguayan Guarani
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0699 Qatar Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07223 Romanian New Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.16816 Russian Rouble
1 Philippine Peso = 16.22066 Rwanda Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07202 Saudi Arabian Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14768 Solomon Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25792 Seychelles Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.34667 Sudanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.161 Swedish Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02513 Singapore Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01349 St Helena Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.42646 Slovak Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 146.53351 Sierra Leone Leone
1 Philippine Peso = 10.79316 Somali Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 380.06338 Sao Tome Dobra
1 Philippine Peso = 0.16804 El Salvador Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 9.89015 Syrian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.22917 Swaziland Lilageni
1 Philippine Peso = 0.599 Thai Baht
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04602 Tunisian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04292 Tongan paʻanga
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07736 Turkish Lira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12961 Trinidad Tobago Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.56365 Taiwan Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 43.7488 Tanzanian Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.50259 Ukraine Hryvnia
1 Philippine Peso = 70.84694 Ugandan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0192 United States Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.54158 Uruguayan New Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 154.65719 Uzbekistan Sum
1 Philippine Peso = 1139.831 Venezuelan Bolivar
1 Philippine Peso = 437.43038 Vietnam Dong
1 Philippine Peso = 2.00538 Vanuatu Vatu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04922 Samoa Tala
1 Philippine Peso = 10.16881 CFA Franc (BEAC)
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05185 East Caribbean Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 10.16881 CFA Franc (BCEAO)
1 Philippine Peso = 1.83983 Pacific Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 4.79931 Yemen Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.2292 South African Rand
1 Philippine Peso = 99.66391 Zambian Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 6.95026 Zimbabwe dollar

PRINTED CIRCUIT: Filipinos faster, safer, smarter on cybersecurity

2017 has proved to be significant in solidifying Philippine cybersecurity measures. The government made big strides in legislation and fundamental frameworks crucial in securing a well-protected national cyber network. But with great success also comes the challenges of beginning. 2017 has also been one of the more dangerous years in Philippine cybersecurity history, with the country being on the receiving end of attacks from both international and local hackers, which in turn is adding pressure to legislators to push for more ways to protect the citizens.

 In our highly competitive and dynamic country, mobile and smart devices are shaping the next frontier of business opportunities and growth. In the frontlines of this digital surge are apps that are transforming business models, operations and engagements – with speed, intelligence and security key to driving an organization’s success.  

Evolutions on basic engagements and transactions are expected as apps now become the new normal. The looming shift will be proactively driven by Filipino millennials, who now make up 31 percent of the country’s population or some 21.62 million . Filipino millennials will not settle for anything less—real-time, intuitive and secure “app-eriences” (experiences while using a mobile app_ are what they are after. It is now high time for organizations and brands to look into evolving their offerings, approaches and strategies to elevate the end-user app-erience. 

THE EVOLVING APP-ERIENCE. Research has shown that 80 percent of smartphone users from the Philippines have downloaded an application during this year’s first half, the highest in Southeast Asia. 

Filipinos have the ability to display immediate gratification, especially in their use of apps. The evolving app-erience has conditioned users to expect immediate results and answers.

Alongside this digital revolutionizing of apps is a new set of business challenges as enterprises continue to rely on an ever-increasing volume of applications through a complex web of infrastructures to be able to meet customer expectations. This, however, also opens up a new avenue for malicious actors to mount attacks using new vectors.

In 2018, businesses have to continuously cope with this trend in order to operate and engage with their customers. It is expected that the smartest companies will soon operate in an app-centric way and build services with the balance of speed and security at the heart of their customer’s experience. Filipino users expect businesses to be able to answer why they want to move apps, who needs access, what they want to do with them, and how are they are going to deliver (and secure) them. 

PROACTIVE APPROACH TO SECURITY. The rate with which apps are growing is now at an exponential phase, breaking thin lines between personal and professional, mobile and desktop, the data center and cloud. A small mistake can be extremely costly. Just recently, a simple coding error resulted in 180 million smartphone owners being at risk of having their private data stolen .

Increasingly today, the cybersecurity challenge is unrelenting. In fact, the region faces strong cyber concerns surrounding the likelihood and impact of technological threats, with cyberattacks ranked among the top five risks of doing business in the region . Organizations prevent any decrease in visibility, context and control, and combat any increase in surface area for cybercriminals to mount attacks. In the Philippines, the government has buffed up its cybersecurity efforts with stricter implementations that address the risks of cyber-attacks. This is evident in the Department of Information and Communications Technology’s move to partner with cybersecurity firms to combat the escalating number of cyber-attacks against businesses both in the public and private sectors.

In an aim to institutionalize globally recognized standards in cybersecurity, the recent and strict implementation of the Data Privacy Act of 2012 and the National Cybersecurity Plan 2022 are all geared towards giving premium value to pre-emptive measures for government agencies and the private sector as well. This sense of urgency from the government is a testament to its efforts to prepare against technology’s disruptive nature in the form cybercrimes, hackers, and malware, among others.

Last year showed how low cyber awareness and security investments have made Philippine businesses more susceptible to cyber-attacks. Businesses must now shift to a proactive approach of addressing the areas of greatest vulnerability—the apps and users—to ensure that they are a step ahead of cyber criminals. The approach of prediction, detection and response is more applicable than just defending the perimeter of the network. 

EDUCATING EMPLOYEES ON CYBERSECURITY. As Asia Pacific continues on its path of app-volution, employees need to be educated on their role in the organization’s cybersecurity strategy and the importance of data protection and malicious content. According to a worldwide survey by Information Security Forum (ISF) members, the vast majority of network openings that allow cyber attackers in are actually accidentally created by employees—those with no intentions of harming their employer. Business e-mail compromise scams are growing rapidly and have resulted in a cumulative loss of $3.1 billion since January 2015, and have been recently growing at a rapid rate in the Philippines. 

Office activities such as working on confidential documents on a secured network or checking the validity of an email from someone outside the organization need to be done with caution. Conducting awareness forums on cybersecurity can go a long way in creating a security-first culture and ultimately, protecting the organization from financial and reputational losses.

Governments in the region are increasingly recognizing the importance of having guidelines around a safe cybersecurity system in the fight against cyber risks. In fact, governments across the region are piling new compliance laws onto existing ones— from the Philippines’ Data Privacy Act of 2012 to the National Cybersecurity Plan 2022. 

INVESTING IN SECURITY SKILLS SET. According to our State of Application Delivery (SOAD) 2017 report , more than three-quarters (77 percent) of Asia Pacific respondents felt that their organization’s security posture was negatively impacted by a shortage of skilled and/or qualified app developers.

The Philippines is currently experiencing a security skills gap: Only 84 Filipinos currently hold the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) designation, with 40 of them working overseas. There will be a shortfall of 1.5 million cybersecurity professionals by 2020, according to a study by Frost & Sullivan conducted on behalf of the International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC).  

In order for companies in Asia to continue innovating and evolving to stay relevant and engaged in this competitive landscape, the security skills of workers must be nurtured. This is a lasting investment. 

As 2018 unfolds, there is no stopping Philippines’ app-vancement. Apps are the new gateway to identities and data, and the responsibility of making the most out of this app-erience is within our fingertips. In 2018, Filipinos need to be part of building the right culture in organizations—to go faster, safer and smarter.
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