BSP urges banks to intensify security framework

BSP urges banks to intensify security framework

In an effort to lessen Credit Card/ATM-related frauds, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ Monetary Board has given the Resolution No. 1286 or the Enhanced Information Technology Risk Management (ITRM) a go-signal, requiring all BSP-supervised institutions (BSIs) to improve their current their current security framework.


By January 1, 2015, the Central Bank is expecting all BSIs to adopt a 3DES (Triple Data Encryption Standard) in all of their ATM networks. Furthermore, the agency is urging these financial institutions to use the “more secure” EMV chip-enabled cards by 2017 in exchange for existing cards with magnetic-stripe technology.


Apart from addressing known security/financial threats like card skimming and cloning, BSP is also looking to improve the way these companies anticipate new threats by establishing an “overall IT risk mitigation strategy” which would encompass almost all their business processes including IT outsourcing and electronic products and services.

Consistent with international standards and best practices, the enhanced ITRM framework is expected to strengthen management of risks, security of operations and governance on IT-related activities, as well as reinforce regulations on consumer protection on electronic products and service by tackling the growing number of new and sophisticated technological threats.
– Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

The implementation of the enhanced ITRM framework is said to start 15 days following its publication in the Official Gazette.

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This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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15 Responses

  1. Grammar nazi says:

    “Banks” + “its”

    Mr. Ronnie Bulaong really needs to attend grammar school. And Yugatech needs to hire more capable writers, they owe it to their readers.

  2. silentwarrior says:

    Sa mga observant dito, you can see that many ATM machines are running Windows OS. Some of them you will witness showing a Blue Screen of Death. Using a general OS for a critical financial tool like an ATM machine is a security nightmare.

    I prefer banks to use a very lean version of Linux or even FreeBSD to run ATM machines.

    • It’s not the ATM that is prone to cloning but the ATM cards themselves.

    • ChesterC says:

      The Windows operating system that you see on ATM machines are not the same as the off-the-shelf ones. They usually run Windows Embedded which is designed for that specific purpose in mind.

  3. vince says:

    most likely this will be a new ATM card with a hard to copy chip inside. Some high end credit cards use this now. Maybe even biometrics? But i would not use fingerprints since its easy to fool

  4. JP Caparas says:

    Security frameworks? More like usability frameworks. One example is the Unionbank EON portal being so crappy I’ve moved over to GCash for Paypal purchases.

  5. silentwarrior says:

    I just don’t want to encounter an ATM machine getting BSOD while I’m withdrawing cash. That is why I do not like Windows-based ATMs.

  6. Reader says:

    “ATMs”, guys! Not “ATM machines”!

  7. countrymouse says:

    Automated Teller Machine machine???

  8. silentwarrior says:

    I’m new to this website, ang napapansin ko lang ang daming perfectionists dito at grammar police.

    Come on guys, are you really having fun correcting people’s little mistakes in the interwebs? Why not just focus with the discussion? Hindi yung puna ng puna ng kapwa commentator.

    • wew says:

      tama,walang silbi ang content ng isang article kahit malalalim pa na terms ang gamitin kung pangit naman ang laman…pero not to the point na di na mintindihan =)) anyway wala pa namang ganun na article sa yugatech na ganun kapangit ang grammar na di na siya maintindihan =)

    • -Joe says:

      Hindi lang dito brad! Pati nga sa Call Center kung mag apply marami dyan mga perfectionist akala mo kung sino na sila mag assist ng English mo. That’s life you must experience and enjoy it. lol

  9. Look says:

    Dami nga grammar police dito just look themselves superior. I believe ATM machine is generally accepted.

    • Reader says:

      It’s downright wrong because it’s redundant. Dapat nga you should appreciate pa that other people are trying to teach you the correct way of calling something as such. :)))

    • wew says:

      minor grammatical errors can be forgiven,pero ung iba kasi na kahit di nila kayang magenglish at alam nilang malimali grammar nila cge pa rin ang pagpopost,wala namang masama gumamit ng filipino eh tsktsk

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