NGCP assures public there will be no cyberattacks on their system



The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines assured the public that there will be no hacking or threats of cybersecurity as they strengthened their protection by means of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA) that aims to boost the government’s cybersecurity and energy-related security efforts.

Atty. Cynthia Alabanza, spokesperson of the NGCP, said at the Laging Handa Public Briefing that the NICA will ensure that there will also be no interruptions or threats to the physical operations.

“In 2021 to 2022, there were sabotage instances, for the transmission grid that were identified and stopped by NICA,” she said.

Alabanza explained that the NGCP has their own connections outside of the world wide web, thus making it secure.

“May sariling internal system di nakasasalay sa web di basta makakapsok anumang cyberattack. Hindi kamu nakakabit sa internet. Tanging corporate system lang email at pangakariwan gamit ordinary opisina,” she said.

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Monday lauded the signing of the MOU between the NGCP and NICA that aims to boost the government’s cybersecurity and energy-related security efforts.

Marcos said that the NGCP plays a vital role in the government’s “war strategy” especially when it comes to ramping up the economy.

Under the MOU, NICA will integrate intelligence information from various government instrumentalities, make an analysis, assess the data, and recommend actions in safeguarding NGCP’s transmission assets.

It will likewise supply the NGCP with intelligence information to support the protection of power transmission assets.

The NGCP, on the other hand, can share vital information on energy-related security issues and provide technical advice to the NICA.

The NGCP is a privately owned corporation in charge of operating, maintaining, and developing the country’s state-owned power grid, an interconnected system that transmits gigawatts of power in thousands of volts from generators to consumers.

Catherine R. Cueto

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