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Imaginet Warns Philippine Companies to Take Action Based on Symantecís Top 5 Cyber Security Forecasts for 2013

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Makati, Philippines, December 03, 2012 --( Imaginet International Inc., the leading IT systems integrator and managed network, hosting and content security services provider in the Philippines, corroborated with the recent predictions of Symantec when it comes to the internet security and cybercrime threats that will be prevalent in 2013.

However, Imaginet also warns of the complacency being exhibited by most Philippine small to medium sized (SMB) companies.

Symantec, a global leader in security, backup and availability solutions, conducted an intensive and facts-based research, and narrowed their insights to 5 real threats that they believe will affect the information security environment in 2013. As a Symantec Silver partner and SMB Specialist Partner in the Philippines, Imaginet believes that every business, no matter their size and location, should be alert and prepared for any real threat to their corporate data and information. While online threats are more widespread in first world countries, it won’t be long till the rest of the world is also exposed to these attacks.

Symantec director of Security Response, Kevin Haley, posted a blog enumerating the top 5 security predictions for 2013 from Symantec:
The first security prediction specified was that cyber conflict will become the norm. As government websites and corporations are being hacked and espionage becoming difficult to prove online, conflict between nations, organizations and individuals will be more evident and important. Another prediction is that ransomware is the new scareware. Ransomware is a type of malicious software that disables the functionality of a computer and displays a message which demands payment to restore functionality.

The third prediction is Madware or adware or mobile devices which is disruptive and is a new venue for identity theft. The monetization of social networks, the fourth prediction, now introduces new dangers as it also opens up a new venue for scammers and cybercriminals. The fifth security prediction is that with the popularity of mobile devices and cloud increasing, attackers have begun to move to target those areas as well.

“While these predictions are based on what we see today, they also reflect where we think things are going based on our years of expertise, our understanding of threat evolution, and our experience in previous cybersecurity trends,” says Kevin Haley.

“It is quite obvious that online and mobile threats will become even more prevalent in the coming years. While we do our best to stay on top of possible cyber threats and also improve our IT security solutions and services, we believe that not enough is being done by companies in the Philippines to protect themselves. They are still in that ‘it probably won’t happen to me’ state of mind, and they need to take immediate action to secure their own Data, their Clients data and secure their Company IP & Reputation. If it happens to you, it is already too late – and Companies have gone out of business because of a single security breach – don’t let the next one be you.” says Blair Duncan, CEO of Imaginet International Inc.

About Symantec
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About Imaginet International Inc.
Imaginet International Inc. is the premier provider of IT Network & Security solutions and Managed Network, Hosting & Content Management Services in the Philippines. Imaginet has been designing, supplying, implementing & managing data, messaging and voice networks across the Philippines and ASEAN countries since 1998. Imaginet is a trusted partner of many International companies and brands, providing IT based infrastructure solutions.

As the Philippines' leading provider of managed network, hosting, and content management services to local, regional, and multinational organizations, Imaginet is partnered with the most reliable and trusted brands in the IT business, ensuring client's network security, availability, and continuous performance.

For additional information, please visit or call (+632) 895-9755.

Imaginet is a member of the Quadra Alliance – the premier full service I.T. solutions provider in the Philippines. For more information, visit
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