With the concerning increase of cyber attacks amid the cybersecurity talent shortage, Secuna is pressing the Philippine government and companies to rethink their cyber defense strategies before it worsens.

According to Secuna’s CEO and Co-founder, AJ Dumanhaug, few companies prioritize cybersecurity only due to regulations and certifications. A recent skills gap report also reflects the situation, in which that most organizations find it difficult to hire cybersecurity talents due to a skills shortage, which results in more severe cyber attacks.

Additionally, in-house cybersecurity is lacking to help them boost their security posture. Most of all, the skill shortage will more and more likely put the companies at risk, such as oversights in the network.

“Cybersecurity is a responsibility, not just a list of regulations and compliances to check off in order to claim that they are secure and compliant. The corporate sector and government have to review their assets for any security gaps and take measures to eliminate known vulnerabilities before cybercriminals could exploit them,” reminded Dumanhug.

Secuna has been helping startups, enterprises, and the government boosts their cybersecurity by connecting them to the most highly-vetted cybersecurity professionals to simulate cyber attacks and find security flaws while continuously ensuring compliance with security and operational safety standards.

Recently, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) certified Secuna as a Recognized Cybersecurity Assessment Provider for Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing (VAPT) in the country. This DICT certification showcased how Secuna has revolutionized the vulnerability assessment and penetration testing model to enable organizations to improve vulnerability management and remediation processes, better understand and reduce risk, manage the evolving attack surface, and leverage automation to help manual pen testing to find business-critical vulnerabilities that tools alone cannot uncover.

Dumanhug also said that Secuna already has sufficient human resources regarding cybersecurity experts with a contextual understanding of challenges and who possess the proper knowledge and background.

“Secuna’s platform-driven, human delivered approach to offensive cybersecurity provides an opportunity for organizations to think strategically about their proactive security efforts and tap into this pool of ethical hackers who can help solve the impact brought about by the scarcity of in-house cybersecurity talents,” he noted.

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