Former police officer Cezar Mancao II has been appointed to a government body dealing with the country’s cybersecurity, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said Wednesday.

The DICT media relations office said Mancao is now the executive director of the Cybercrime Investigation and Coordinating Center (CICC).

“We are confident that Mr. Mancao’s professional credentials would contribute to cybercrime prevention in the country. We wish him good luck in his new assignment,” presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said.

Created by the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, the CICC is in charge of formulating a national cybersecurity plan and coordinating the preparation of appropriate and effective measures to prevent and suppress cybercrime activities as well as monitoring cybercrime cases.

It was also mandated to facilitate international cooperation on intelligence, investigations, training and capacity building related to cybercrime prevention, suppression and prosecution.