DICT to award Philippine cyber security platform contract this year

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said Wednesday it targets to award the contract for the National Cyber Intelligence Platform this year.

DICT Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity Allan Cabanlong said the department has started the bidding for the National Cyber Intelligence Platform contract this month.

“So far apat ‘yung nag join,” Cabanlong told reporters on the sidelines of the Seamless Philippines 2018 in Pasay City.

The DICT official, however, declined to disclose the names of the four companies bidding for the platform.

“But we need to award this within the year,” he said.

The national cyber intelligence platform is a P12-million project, catering to 10 government agencies that include the Office of the President, Philippine Statistics Authority, Department of Budget and Management, and Department of Finance.

“It will provide for the monitoring of threats so that we can prevent any threats that will come to our infrastructure,” Cabanlong said.

The cyber intelligence platform is part of the National Cybersecurity Plan 2022—a five-year plan aimed at assuring the continuous operation of critical “infostructure,” public and military networks. The platform will implement cyber resiliency measures to enhance the ability to respond to threats before, during, and after attacks.

The DICT said it will establish an effective coordination with law enforcement agencies, and create a cybersecurity-educated society.

Credits to GMA News