8 months Ex-solon wants DICT to consider cyber security and national security in common tower policy MB
By Chito Chavez Former Kabataan Representative Terry Ridon has called on the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) to consider cyber security and national security issues before issuing its proposed common tower policy. Former Kabataan Partylist representative Terry Ridon (Photo from Terry Ridon’s official Facebook account) A lawyer and lead convener of Infrawatch, an infrastructure-oriented think tank, Ridon warned that foreign companies with overt or covert ties with intelligence services in their home countries should be barred from securing control of common towers for telecommunications firms. “Consistent with cyber security, the DICT should prohibit tower companies (towercos) and end-users ... more