Globe and Palo Alto Networks Collaborate to Boost Cyber Safety Education for Students through Digital Thumbprint Program
In a joint effort to fortify cyber safety education among students, leading digital solutions platform Globe and global cybersecurity leader Palo Alto Networks have donated 1,000 Cyberlite Activity Workbooks to the E. Zobel Foundation (EZF) under the telco’s Digital Thumbprint Program (DTP). The initiative aims to enhance students’ knowledge of digital citizenship and security, fostering a safe online environment for the youth.
The Cyberlite Activity Workbooks, developed in collaboration with Cyberlite Books, will be distributed to elementary and high school students within EZF’s network of public schools in Calatagan, Batangas. The turnover ceremony took place at the Enrique Zobel Technological (EnzoTech) Center, attended by representatives from Globe, Palo Alto Networks, and EZF.
William Ignacio, Globe’s Head of Information Security Program Delivery and Strategy, expressed the significance of the partnership, stating, “Our collaboration with Palo Alto Networks strengthens our commitment to ensuring the online safety of Filipino students, teachers, and parents. We’re investing in technology and instilling a sense of responsibility within our youth.”
Oscar Visaya, Palo Alto Networks’ Country Manager for the Philippines, echoed this sentiment, saying, “We are thrilled to align ourselves with Globe and the E. Zobel Foundation in this critical endeavor. Our mission has always been to protect our digital way of life, and these cyber safety booklets will be a stepping stone in achieving that goal.”
With the increasing reliance of students on online platforms for academic requirements, the Cyberlite Activity Workbooks serve as a valuable resource to educate them about potential online threats such as compromised links, phishing, and malware. The donation reflects the commitment of Globe, Palo Alto Networks, and the E. Zobel Foundation to empower the youth with the knowledge and responsibility to navigate the digital landscape securely.
Dr. Henry Magahis, Officer-in-Charge and Principal of EZF-Senior High School, emphasized the importance of education in addressing digital challenges, stating, “Education is our strongest weapon against the challenges of the digital world. We deeply appreciate the contributions of Globe and Palo Alto Networks. These cybersafety booklets will serve as an important guide for our students to help them become more responsible and empowered digital citizens.”
Since 2016, Globe has been actively promoting digital citizenship and responsible technology use through the Digital Thumbprint Program, integrated into the K-12 curriculum by the Department of Education. The telco also launched the #MakeITSafePH campaign in 2017 and the makeitsafe.ph platform in 2022, furthering its commitment to raising awareness and promoting mindful online behavior.