US Govt. overhauls nations’ cybersecurity strategy

Recent cybersecurity incidents such as SolarWinds and the Colonial Pipeline were a “sobering”. The recent cybersecurity attacks on US government and private enterprises have caused the government to overhaul its cybersecurity strategy, with President Biden signed an Executive Order to improve the nation’s cybersecurity and protect federal government networks. Recent…

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Singapore’s Smart Nation innovations are drawing talent to the public sector

The government has in recent years forged ahead with its intention of establishing it as a Smart Nation The global pandemic has disrupted businesses and economies worldwide, but for Singapore’s public sector it has provided an opportunity in which to augment its innovative tech targets. Despite contractions in the private…

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Australian Government pledges A$1.2B in digital

Transformation is not merely a national one but a global one. Australia’s peak industry representative body for innovation technology, the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), welcomed the Federal Government’s Budget as a good start to position Australia as a leading digital economy by 2030. The Federal Government’s A$1.2 billion investment…

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Darkside ransomware confirmed for US pipeline attack

One the largest attacks on a national infrastructure in 2021. The FBI has confirmed that Darkside ransomware is responsible for the compromise of the Colonial Pipeline networks in Unites States. The federal agency will continue to work with the company and government partners on the investigation. Colonial Pipeline Networks learnt…

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Increasing collaboration between digital and technology platforms in Malaysia

Collaboration between Google and Astro Awani. The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), Malaysia’s lead agency in digital transformation, welcomes the strategic collaboration announced today between Google and Astro Awani in furthering the digitalisation efforts of the nation. The move is in line with MDEC’s four key thrust areas namely; in…

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Australian Govt plans A$1.2b boost to digital economy

Ongoing prosperity depends on its ability to innovate, clear policies and a national innovation strategy. Ahead of Australia’s 2021 budget, the Federal Government has announced a plan to A$1.2 billion investment is about securing Australia’s economic recovery in a world of continuing uncertainty. The Budget announced today is focused on…

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Cross border health data sharing requires privacy protection

Importance of privacy in the sharing of health data for domestic or international travel. Governments around the world are implementing measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 whilst also planning for a return to full economic and social activity across borders. For many domestic or international passengers, this has meant…

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Airservices Australia brings onboard a new CISO

Previously lead a cyber security team My Health Record System at the Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA). Anthony Kitzelmann has bid “farewell” to the cyber security team at the Australian Digital Health Agency and headed over to start the CISO role at Air Services Australia. According to Kitzelmann’s LinkedIn profile,…

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MAS commits S$42m to spur tech adoption in the financial sector

Aiming to promote the adoption and integration of technology solutions in the risk management and compliance functions of FIs. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced today a new Regulatory Technology (RegTech) grant scheme and an enhancement of the Digital Acceleration Grant (DAG) scheme to accelerate technology adoption in the…

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