Eastern Communications hosts Link 101 Workshops to promote cybersecurity and data privacy awareness amongst businesses

Eastern Communications, one of the country’s premier telecommunications companies, is once again hosting its Link 101 Workshop in key cities in the country.

A free training program hosted by Eastern Communications, this year’s Link 101 Workshop will be held in Makati (September 19), Pasig (September 26), Mandaluyong (September 28), Parañaque (October 3), Pasay (October 5), Taguig (October 9), Quezon City (October 10), Caloocan (October 16), Cavite (October 19), Laguna (October 24), and Pasay (October 25).

Eastern Communications also recently concluded Link 101 Workshops in Cebu and Manila.

The 2018 Link 101 Workshop focuses on cybersecurity and data privacy which can help companies handle possible cyber-attacks on their websites and digital assets, as well equipping them on how to keep their data safe.

From left: Eastern Communications Head of Marketing Services Jedrek Estanislao, Eastern Communications Cebu Cluster Head of Sales Mark Pepino, Head of Regional Sales Anthony Co, Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industies, Inc. Board of Trustee Benedict Que, Eastern Communications Marketing Division Head Catherine Muynila, Sales Division Head Michael Castañeda, and Product and Innovation Head Edsel Paglinawan during the recent Link 101 Workshop in Cebu.

According to the EY Global Information Security Survey 2017, 89% of respondents say their cybersecurity function does not fully meet their organization’s needs. Meanwhile, the 13th annual Cost of a Data Breach study, the industry’s gold-standard benchmark research independently conducted by Ponemon Institute reports that the global average cost of a data breach is up 6.4 percent over the previous year to $3.86 million.

Attendees are taught by experts on how to protect their data and businesses in online space and are also engaged in a group work to collaborate on solutions.

The Link 101 workshops are in line with Eastern Communications’ VIP Sapphire Club, a client recognition program where members get to enjoy a variety of perks and privileges that will further help them build their business. The workshop aims to support emerging businesses by providing free training on the latest programs and services to keep their business secure, as well as keeping them updated on the latest connectivity tools to help them improve efficiency.

“As technology becomes more advanced, so do cyber-attacks from hackers. Businesses nowadays are more susceptible to cyber-attacks and that is why Eastern Communications is here to equip companies and help them deal with those kinds of threats as part of our end-to-end services,” shared Catherine Muynila, Eastern Communications Marketing Division Head.

Eastern Communications also recently launched its Cybersecurity Solutions designed to help companies manage threats to their businesses in the online space.

Called the DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) Protection or Anti-DDoS Solution, this new product aims to give comprehensive protection to a company’s network helping to prevent costly downtime for websites and applications. DDoS attacks are one of the fastest growing threats in the cyber-attack landscape. This happens when a server is deliberately targeted with very large numbers of requests, in order to block or crash the server. The purpose is to make the target website go offline.

Eastern Communications also highlighted its new cloud services, which can help improve company productivity while lowering costs, along with its data plans.

These services include Microsoft 365, a subscription plan that include access to Office applications plus other cloud-based productivity services anywhere at any time; and Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines or VM, a comprehensive set of cloud services that developers and IT professionals use to build, deploy, and manage applications through Microsoft’s global network of data centers, Eastern Communications also offers Internet Data Service or IDS, a premium and dedicated internet service. It has a 1:1 contention ratio that runs through Eastern Communications’ fully redundant fiber optic network which allows for a reliable and fast connection.

Eastern Communications is committed to not only providing emerging businesses with a portfolio of dependable and affordable products but also highlighting the importance of human connections. With their unique “High Tech and High Touch” brand, Eastern Communications continues to deliver innovative products and solutions while practicing excellent end-to-end customer service.

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