U.S.-Philippines Joint Cyber Security Working Group Briefing
Makati City, Philippines – A February 20 presentation by the Joint Cyber Security Working Group (JCSWG) represented a new US-Philippines Society initiative this year in cooperation with the American Embassy. The briefing by American and Filipino JCSWG members described a growing cyber threat environment and ways companies can cooperate with government authorities to increase cyber protections.
JCSWG was established in August 2016 by the Office of the Legal Attaché in Manila (LEGAT), partnering with the Department of State, and Philippine Government counterparts and private sector companies, both U.S. and Philippine-based, to promote intelligence sharing and policy development through training and technical assistance to law enforcement personnel, with the purpose of enhancing Philippine law enforcement operations related to cyber security.
Currently, the group has more than 300 individual members including representatives from the Philippine Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC), the Philippine National Bureau of Investigation Cybercrime Division (NBI-CCD), Philippine National Police-Anti-Cybercrime Group (PNP-ACG), Philippine Department of Justice Office of Cybercrime (PDOJ-OCC), Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Cybercrime Investigation and Coordination Center (CICC), National Privacy Commission (NPC), and the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (Central Bank of Philippines).