June 21, 2018, 11:19 pm
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.06897 UAE Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 2.04526 Albanian Lek
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03404 Neth Antilles Guilder
1 Philippine Peso = 0.52113 Argentine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02544 Australian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03343 Aruba Florin
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03756 Barbados Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.57728 Bangladesh Taka
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03184 Bulgarian Lev
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00709 Bahraini Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 32.88225 Burundi Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01878 Bermuda Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02522 Brunei Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12883 Bolivian Boliviano
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07009 Brazilian Real
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01878 Bahamian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.277 Bhutan Ngultrum
1 Philippine Peso = 0.19573 Botswana Pula
1 Philippine Peso = 375.96244 Belarus Ruble
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03752 Belize Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02494 Canadian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01868 Swiss Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 12.01146 Chilean Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12169 Chinese Yuan
1 Philippine Peso = 54.86948 Colombian Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 10.59718 Costa Rica Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01878 Cuban Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 1.78854 Cape Verde Escudo
1 Philippine Peso = 0.41869 Czech Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 3.33333 Djibouti Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12088 Danish Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 0.93052 Dominican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.20053 Algerian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25367 Estonian Kroon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.33502 Egyptian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.51117 Ethiopian Birr
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01621 Euro
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03897 Fiji Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01426 Falkland Islands Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01425 British Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08833 Ghanaian Cedi
1 Philippine Peso = 0.87962 Gambian Dalasi
1 Philippine Peso = 169.05164 Guinea Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14052 Guatemala Quetzal
1 Philippine Peso = 3.88526 Guyana Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14739 Hong Kong Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.44866 Honduras Lempira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.1197 Croatian Kuna
1 Philippine Peso = 1.23812 Haiti Gourde
1 Philippine Peso = 5.22103 Hungarian Forint
1 Philippine Peso = 261.46479 Indonesian Rupiah
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06819 Israeli Shekel
1 Philippine Peso = 1.27817 Indian Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 22.23474 Iraqi Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 796.99531 Iran Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 2.05333 Iceland Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 2.4507 Jamaican Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01331 Jordanian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 2.06607 Japanese Yen
1 Philippine Peso = 1.89577 Kenyan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 1.28255 Kyrgyzstan Som
1 Philippine Peso = 75.84601 Cambodia Riel
1 Philippine Peso = 7.92488 Comoros Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 16.90141 North Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 20.8492 Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00568 Kuwaiti Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0154 Cayman Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.40488 Kazakhstan Tenge
1 Philippine Peso = 157.33333 Lao Kip
1 Philippine Peso = 28.26291 Lebanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 3.00282 Sri Lanka Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 2.66254 Liberian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.2584 Lesotho Loti
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05725 Lithuanian Lita
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01165 Latvian Lat
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02546 Libyan Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.17921 Moroccan Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 0.31576 Moldovan Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.99324 Macedonian Denar
1 Philippine Peso = 25.69014 Myanmar Kyat
1 Philippine Peso = 45.33333 Mongolian Tugrik
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15181 Macau Pataca
1 Philippine Peso = 6.66667 Mauritania Ougulya
1 Philippine Peso = 0.65765 Mauritius Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.29239 Maldives Rufiyaa
1 Philippine Peso = 13.39812 Malawi Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 0.3853 Mexican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07515 Malaysian Ringgit
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25797 Namibian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.74178 Nigerian Naira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.59151 Nicaragua Cordoba
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15379 Norwegian Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 2.0385 Nepalese Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0272 New Zealand Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00723 Omani Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01878 Panama Balboa
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06164 Peruvian Nuevo Sol
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06142 Papua New Guinea Kina
1 Philippine Peso = 1 Philippine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.28545 Pakistani Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06993 Polish Zloty
1 Philippine Peso = 106.70047 Paraguayan Guarani
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06835 Qatar Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07565 Romanian New Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.1966 Russian Rouble
1 Philippine Peso = 15.95174 Rwanda Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07042 Saudi Arabian Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14841 Solomon Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25277 Seychelles Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.33719 Sudanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.16718 Swedish Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02548 Singapore Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01426 St Helena Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.41701 Slovak Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 149.29577 Sierra Leone Leone
1 Philippine Peso = 10.57277 Somali Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 397.4216 Sao Tome Dobra
1 Philippine Peso = 0.16432 El Salvador Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 9.67099 Syrian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25817 Swaziland Lilageni
1 Philippine Peso = 0.61446 Thai Baht
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04845 Tunisian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04326 Tongan paʻanga
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08905 Turkish Lira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12487 Trinidad Tobago Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.56648 Taiwan Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 42.59155 Tanzanian Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.49596 Ukraine Hryvnia
1 Philippine Peso = 72.33803 Ugandan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01878 United States Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.59211 Uruguayan New Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 147.69953 Uzbekistan Sum
1 Philippine Peso = 1498.59155 Venezuelan Bolivar
1 Philippine Peso = 429.12676 Vietnam Dong
1 Philippine Peso = 2.02911 Vanuatu Vatu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04869 Samoa Tala
1 Philippine Peso = 10.62592 CFA Franc (BEAC)
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0507 East Caribbean Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 10.62592 CFA Franc (BCEAO)
1 Philippine Peso = 1.92432 Pacific Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 4.69202 Yemen Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25823 South African Rand
1 Philippine Peso = 97.4554 Zambian Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 6.79624 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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