From DWDD AFP Civil Relations Service Radio Website (Feb 28): EXPLORING OPPORTUNITIES | DND, DFA: Dealing with “Darknet”: Measures to Prevent Violent Extremism Workshop
CAMP GEN EMILIO AGUINALDO, Quezon City (DWDD) – Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana led Defense, Foreign Affairs and UNESCO officials in opening the two-day workshop on “Dealing with “Darknet”: Measures to Prevent Violent Extremism,” held at the DND Officers Clubhouse, Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City.
The event was attended by officers and staff of United Nations Educational , Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) led by its Chairperson Ms. Chafica Haddad, officers and staff of the Departments of Foreign Affairs and Defense, Cybersecurity Experts, and various stakeholders, that aims to explore opportunities on how to address the challenges posed by Darknet and other Cybersecurity threats.
The secretary admits that our country’s Cybersecurity capability is still in its infancy and that we need to develop a culture of security among internet users especially now that terrorist is actively making use of the Internet particularly social media, to recruit, spread propaganda and commit crime.
“We should consider these things that you find in the Darknet: Killers for Hire, Child Pornograhy, Peddling of Drugs, trafficking of Humans and Human Parts, and Recruitment of Terrorist. They are all virtually invisible.”
Lorenzana gave importance on the conduct of the workshop because of the global nature of Cybercrimes where no single nation can fight this menace alone. As trends in cybercrime increase, we must show our commitment to come up with more efficient and effective Security Measures to address this grave threat to our collective security.
Lastly, he added that by investing in our people, capabilities and international networks and cooperation, he is confident that we can raise the overall quality of cybersecurity in our country, and contribute to regional and international efforts to build a safer and more security cyberspace. AES