GCash has recently co-hosted the Cybersphere Philippines Forum in collaboration with the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT). The two-day event brought together experts and decision-makers in cybersecurity and showcased the latest trends and products in ICT, cybersecurity, and cloud technology.
The event was attended by DICT Secretary Ivan Uy, who was the guest of honor at the opening ceremony. Other participants included officials from the Cybercrime Investigation and Coordinating Center (CICC), National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), National Privacy Commission (NPC), as well as influential figures from the private sector.
During the forum, GCash highlighted its cybersecurity practices and trust technology through Pebbles Sy, the company’s Chief Technology and Operations Officer. She discussed the theme, “E-Payments: How can we ensure secure mass adoption?” and emphasized the use of 2-factor authentication, mobile PIN, and Face ID technology to protect user accounts.
Earlier this year, GCash introduced “DoubleSafe,” a security feature designed to ensure that only the account owner can access their account on a new device. In addition to 2-factor authentication and a mobile PIN, DoubleSafe uses Face ID technology to confirm the user’s identity.
GCash also focuses on educating the public about online safety through the #GSafeTayo campaign, providing guidance on protecting digital accounts. Ingrid Beroña, GCash’s Chief Risk Officer, emphasized the importance of trust and security in a panel discussion on managing cybersecurity threats in a national network.
Miguel Geronilla, GCash’s Chief Information Security Officer, shared the company’s experience in protecting users from evolving threats in a panel discussion on cybersecurity. Finally, Ren-Ren Reyes, President and CEO of GCash mobile wallet operator G-Xchange, Inc., led a panel discussing the importance of cooperation between the public and private sectors in advancing national digitalization.
GCash Collaborates with Concerned Agencies to Combat Fraud and Cybercrime
GCash actively collaborates with law enforcement agencies such as the Philippine National Police Anti-Cybercrime Group (PNP-ACG), the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), and the DICT and CICC to combat fraud and cybercrime. The company remains dedicated to enhancing its credibility by investing in security measures to protect its customers. However, GCash believes that cybersecurity is a shared responsibility with its users and partners, ensuring a safer digital environment for all.
Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.