On May 2, the Department of Information and Communications (DICT) formally launched the government’s National Cybersecurity Plan 2022 (NCSP 2022) designed to protect internet users from harm.
While the DICT cited that plan is still a “work in progress”, the intention of the NSCP 2022 is to shape the policy of the government on cybersecurity and the crafting of guidelines to be cascaded to all levels of government. Consumer protection and welfare, data privacy and security, the fostering of healthy competition in the sector, and the growth of the ICT sector are some of the other key pillars of the plan.
To jumpstart the plan’s implementation, DICT has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with International Council of Electronics Commerce Consultants (EC), the world’s largest cybersecurity technical certification body.
Finally, accomplishing the objectives of the NSCP 2022 requires collaboration among stakeholders and key players – individuals, businesses and organizations, and government, as cybersecurity is a concern of not only the government, but the entire nation as well.