How Philippine Army Is Working on Cyber for Peace Mission

Francel Taborlupa of Philippine Army Stresses on Ubiquity of Cyber Hygiene
Francel Magareth Taborlupa, former head of information systems, Philippine Army

The Philippine Army began improving its information systems in 2000 but faced challenges due to the systems operating in silos. As part of the national digitalization plan, the army is modernizing its technology infrastructure. In 2013, the Philippines government declared cyber as the fourth domain of operation and established a cyber battalion to counter threats. This year, a second cyber battalion will be created.

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Francel Magareth Taborlupa, former head of information systems, Philippine Army, and now a battalion commander, has started the "cyber for peace" initiative to raise awareness and improve cyber hygiene through partnerships with different agencies. "Cyber is all-encompassing. Our mission is to ensure the cyber safety of all citizens," Taborlupa says.

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group, Taborlupa discusses:

  • Challenges and roadmap of the army’s digitalization strategies;
  • Importance of enhancing cyber defence capabilities;
  • Cyber for peace initiative for all-encompassing cyber hygiene.

Taborlupa was adjudged as one of the top 10 women in security in the Philippines in 2020. Prior to her current role, she held the position of chief of information systems management division of the army and office of presidential adviser on the peace process.

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Rahul Neel Mani

Rahul Neel Mani

Founding Director of Grey Head Media and Vice President of Community Engagement and Editorial, ISMG

Neel Mani is responsible for building and nurturing communities in both technology and security domains for various ISMG brands. He has more than 25 years of experience in B2B technology and telecom journalism and has worked in various leadership editorial roles in the past, including incubating and successfully running Grey Head Media for 11 years. Prior to starting Grey Head Media, he worked with 9.9 Media, IDG India and Indian Express.

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