PLDT and Smart Thwart 16 Billion Cyberattacks in 2023

PLDT and Smart Step Up Cybersecurity Measures to Protect Customers

PLDT Inc. and Smart Communications, Inc. have reported a monumental increase in the number of cyberattacks blocked in 2023, highlighting their heightened cybersecurity efforts. This proactive approach underscores their commitment to safeguarding customer data and enhancing overall customer experience.

Key Takeaways

  • Massive Increase in Blocked Cyberattacks: 16 billion in 2023, compared to 182 million in 2022.
  • Enhanced Cybersecurity Culture: Continuous training of cybersecurity agents and upgrading of tools.
  • Call for Government Oversight: Urging a coordinated effort in cybersecurity master planning.
  • High Alert During Holidays: Increased vigilance to protect customers during peak festive seasons.

PLDT and Smart’s Cybersecurity Efforts

FVP & Group CISO PLDT Group & Smart Communications
Angel T. Redoble, FVP & Group CISO PLDT Group & Smart Communications

SMART Philippines Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Angel T. Redoble emphasized the importance of their cybersecurity culture in successfully thwarting attacks.

Key Strategies and Training

Collaboration with Government

Protecting Customers and Infrastructure

PLDT and Smart‘s report of blocking an unprecedented number of cyberattacks in 2023 reflects their strong commitment to cybersecurity.

Their efforts, combined with calls for government collaboration, aim to ensure a secure digital environment for customers and the nation’s critical infrastructures.

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