In an effort to improve its services to the public, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII attended the Trainings on Cybersecurity Competency Framework and Data Privacy Protection on August 8 to 12, 2022 via Google Meet and Zoom Platforms.
Aimed at harnessing the competitiveness of the government workforce towards an ICT-enabled society, the said trainings were conducted by the Department of Information and Communications Technology through its ICT Literacy and Competency Development Bureau.
This endeavor reaffirms the MGB Regional Office No. XIII’s commitment to integrate information technology to its frontline services and other key processes. While information systems are vital tools for moving forward, the Bureau is also mindful of cybersecurity risks and vulnerabilities involved.
The Cybersecurity Competency Framework will prepare the Bureau not only for efficient response to threats but also in securing its Information Technology assets. On the other hand, the Data Privacy Protection lays emphasis on preparing the Bureau to be a responsible steward of Personal Data. Guided by the Data Privacy Act of 2012, the Bureau seeks to (1) protect the privacy of individuals while ensuring free flow of information to promote innovation and growth; (2) regulate the collection, recording, organization, storage, updating or modification, retrieval, consultation, use, consolidation, blocking, erasure or destruction of personal data; and (3) ensure that the Bureau complies with international standards set for data protection through the National Privacy Commission.