With the emergence of the digital economy in the Philippines, which amounted to PHP 2.08 trillion and contributed 9.4% to the country’s economy in 2022 according to the Philippine Statistics Authority, digital transformation has been a key factor for many businesses to remain competitive. Digital transformation calls for the need of businesses to focus on their cybersecurity measures to ensure they’re safe from any risks.
Unfortunately, a recent study from Kroll, an American corporate investigation and risk consulting firm, showed that three out of every four businesses have fallen victim to various types of cyberattacks, making the Philippines one of the most vulnerable nations in the Indo-Pacific region when it comes to cyber threats. What makes the situation worse is that there is a shortage of cybersecurity professionals in the country.
Thankfully, Yondu, the top IT solutions company wholly owned by Globe, is one step ahead of the game as it has already developed solutions and measures to ensure businesses’ online safety with its team of experts.
“In the digital landscape of today, cybersecurity is crucial for businesses. It is not only about safeguarding sensitive data or complying with regulations, it is also about safeguarding the very foundation of a company’s operations, reputation, and customer base,” said Karl Pulanco, Director of Products and Innovation of Yondu. “In order to protect businesses from these threats, Yondu offers comprehensive cybersecurity solutions and expertise as a trusted partner.”
Yondu implements several cybersecurity tools like the Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing (VAPT), which enables the company to assess and identify vulnerabilities and weaknesses in the IT infrastructure, networks, applications, and systems so the team could provide actionable recommendations. Another security service offering is the Managed Detection and Response (MDR), which allows the continuous monitoring of IT environments to detect and respond to potential security incidents in real-time including advanced threat detection, analysis of security logs and events, incident response, and threat hunting
The Incident Management and Response (IMR), meanwhile, is a way for Yondu to help organizations establish effective incident management and response capabilities to handle security incidents promptly and effectively. Lastly, the Security Operations Center (SOC) Services enable 24/7 monitoring, incident response, and threat intelligence services.
Clients don’t have to worry about the tedious process of availing cybersecurity solutions either. Once they express interest through the website, referrals, or direct inquiries, Yondu will reach out for consultation and discuss the client’s challenges, current security status, and objectives. From the gathered data, Yondu experts will assess and determine the specific security needs of the client’s organization. A detailed security recommendation and cybersecurity strategy, including a comprehensive report, will then be given to the client. Yondu will propose a solution based on the client’s needs and budget.
According to Yondu, one of the most common types of cyber threats are phishing attacks, which are basically an attempt to deceive individuals or employees into sharing sensitive information. There are also social engineering attacks, wherein persons are deceived to gain access to systems or sensitive information.
If businesses don’t tighten their cybersecurity, it can result in financial losses, cyber breaches, system downtime, network outage, and data corruption—all of which could disrupt business operations and cause significant impact.
On the other hand, preventative cybersecurity measures can reduce the risk of losses due to cyber-attacks. Moreover, it helps secure sensitive data, including customer information, financial records, intellectual property, and trade secrets.
“Yondu is devoted to joining forces with businesses, equipping them with tools and safeguards to traverse the digital domain confidently. To shield their resources, uphold their reputation, and preserve business continuity, they must take a proactive approach to addressing cybersecurity risk. Seriously considering cybersecurity now is essential to maintain a step ahead of ever-evolving risks and ensure their future success,” Pulanco stressed.
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