9 0 0 2 weeks ago 5 min to read

Agreement between NGCP and NICA to prevent cyberattacks on electricity infrastructure

Cebuano Cebuano English English Filipino Filipino

The memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) and the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA) was signed on Monday, and President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. praised it for its significance in preventing cyberattacks on energy infrastructure.

The signing on Monday is a crucial step in the nation’s ongoing efforts to defend itself from cyberattacks, Marcos said in his remarks at the event held at Malacanang Palace.

Marcos stated that when it comes to war strategy, “we do – we run our conflicts in the same manner that we handle our business” due to the fact that the NGCP is in control of a very important component of Filipinos’ everyday life.

The President drew comparisons between the current developments in business through the internet and the historical world wars and industrial progress at the time.

In order to strengthen our cybersecurity defenses, we are continuing to do so, Marcos said.

This is a significant day because we have strengthened our defenses against potential attacks on our electrical systems, he continued, adding that the NGCP is essential to our security and ability to continue operating as a society.

While the nation builds its cyber systems to secure gathered data and information and prevent outside actors from utilizing them against the Philippines, Marcos said the signing of the MOU is a very good move.

In accordance with the MOU, NICA is entrusted with combining intelligence data gathered by various government agencies, conducting an analysis, evaluating the information, and making recommendations for preserving NGCP’s transmission assets.

The NGCP, on the other hand, can offer the NICA technical guidance and exchange critical information on energy-related security challenges.

In accordance with the MOU, NICA agrees to provide intelligence information to the NGCP in order to support the protection of the power transmission assets that the NGCP manages and maintains across the nation, while the NGCP agrees to offer technical support to NICA in order to support and enhance its cyber security capability.

After witnessing sabotage and bombing incidents in the past that resulted in injuries to its staff as well as military escorts patrolling the transmission operator’s area of jurisdiction, the NGCP and NICA created the MOU to cope with attacks by lawless forces effectively.

The nation’s state-owned power grid, an interconnected system that transfers gigawatts of power in thousands of volts from generators to consumers, is under the management of the NGCP, a privately held organization.

NICA, on the other hand, acts as the government’s main intelligence gathering and analytical branch and conducts overt, covert, and clandestine intelligence operations.

The National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA) oversees, coordinates, and integrates all government activities involving national intelligence. It also acts as the focal point for the collection of information about domestic and international events that the President and other decision-makers use as a basis for daily decision-making and policy formulation.

We appreciate your reading. 😊Simple Ways To Say Thanks & Support Us:

1.) ❤️Give a Tip. If you would like to make a small donation to support us, please give a tip thru PayPal at https://paypal.me/SocialBoostVA😊❤️

Subscribers in the Philippines can make donations to mobile number 0917 906 3081, by using the GCash website or GCash mobile application.

2.) Be one of our SPONSOR. We can published your promotions, PR stories/news articles with contact details as an additional exposure of your company products and services.

3.) 👍 Give this news article a Thumbs Up, Leave a Comment (at Least Five Words), and Share!


Cebuano Cebuano English English Filipino Filipino

Please follow and like us:
Tweet 2k
0 0 votes
Article Rating
Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Enjoy this blog? Please spread the word :)

Would love your thoughts, please comment.x