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Palo Alto Networks bats for establishing Zero Trust approach in PH | #ransomware | #cybercrime

Palo Alto Networks, a cybersecurity service provider, aims to lay the foundation for a robust cybersecurity ecosystem in the Philippines, especially within the local governments.

In its report, Palo Alto Networks observed that local government units (LGUs) have emerged as one of the most vulnerable sectors in the country due to the abundance of sensitive data and invaluable information they store.

When breached, government institutions may risk compromising citizens’ privacy, public services, and even national security. According to its 2023 Unit 42 Ransomware and Extortion Report, ransomware attacks in the Philippines have surged by nearly 60%. These attacks employ tactics such as encryption, data theft, distributed denial of service (DDoS), and harassment.

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Palo Alto Networks believes that government agencies can explore integrating granular visibility into operational network traffic or adopting the Zero Trust approach.

“This process would validate proper usage while promptly flagging any anomalous activity,” the company said. “Identity and access management (IAM) could help segment networks to limit extraneous and internal attack vectors while meeting stringent performance requirements.” 

Zero Trust

Zero Trust is a strategic approach that secures an organization by eliminating implicit trust and continuously validating every stage of digital interaction. This principle encourages users to adopt multi-factor login authentication and grant permission solely to recognized devices and applications. Given the country’s high incidence of phishing, Zero Trust can also be extended to consumer behaviors. This involves individuals exercising elevated caution when encountering links in emails and social media, evaluating the credibility of links and their sources before clicking.

“While no organization is impenetrable to cyber threats, embracing Zero Trust helps identify a network attack or breach at an early stage,” the company said. 

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