PNP- ACG STRATEGIC THRUST ON CYBERCRIME AND CYBER SECURITY
As the Philippines discover the wonders and benefits that cyberspace has to offer, it becomes increasingly dependent on it. However, with the rising dependence on the internet comes the danger of exposure to rapidly evolving threats and risks. It is therefore pertinent that the Philippine Government develop a logical, intelligible and strategic response to the security challenges that may arise from these ever progressing dangers.
Knowing the dangers of cybercrimes and the security threats pose in our cyberspace, the Philippine National Police (PNP) through the leadership of Police Director General Allan La Madrid Purisima Chief, PNP, pushed for the activation of the PNP Anti-Cybercrime Group (ACG) on March 20, 2013 as strategic response to all cyber security challenges. The PNP-ACG has conceptualized and believed that to fight cybercrime and to strengthen cyber security, there must be a synergy among the following components: Competence and Capability building of the Organization and Personnel; Public and Private Partnership; strong International Cooperation; Advocacy and Public Awareness and; the implementation of strong Laws, Policies and Regulations.