Mobile Malware is the most popular type of security threat as this infects the device through downloaded apps. Once a government employee’s mobile device is compromised, intruders can use the information accessed to compromise their work devices.
The Philippine Government's vaccine certificate is based on the Digital Infrastructure for Vaccination Open Credentialing (DIVOC) created in India, used as a reference system by the WHO's Digital Documentation of COVID Certificates (DDCC). It uses private and public-key cryptography and is interoperable with authorised wallet applications.
The 21st century has been a tale of rapid technological advancement with computers getting exponentially powerful and newer and better technology and gadgets being invented daily. While we have seen rapid technological advancement in the first 2 decades of the century, the digital transformation of businesses, individual lives has been gradual.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, self-diagnosing, as well as telemedicine and e-medicine platforms, saw a sharp rise in popularity. People called up doctors on telemedicine platforms where they were diagnosed and prescribed treatment online and these medicines could then be ordered on apps specifically designed for ordering medicines online.
With most organizations adapting to remote working options, there has been a significant increase in security risks. According to Interpol, after the COVID-19 outbreak, cybercriminals have shifted their focus from small businesses and individuals to major corporations, large business, government departments and even critical infrastructure like healthcare.