IMDA looks to IBM to trains Singaporeans in emerging tech areas

Aims to meet the demand for technology consulting and deep technical skills. Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) has turned to IBM to hire and train 300 Singaporean professionals over the next four years in emerging tech areas. They will be trained under the TechSkills Accelerator (TeSA) Company-Led Training programme…

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AIIA welcomes $821.9m boost for Victorian ICT industry 

Funds will be used to digitise services, provide training and to boost digital skills. Information Industry Association (AIIA) has welcomed the A$821.9m injection into Victoria’s ICT industry and offers the Victorian Government its support on how best to implement this investment. These funds will be used to digitise services, provide…

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HK OGCIO explains privacy issues of newly created COVID app

Reassurances after concerns noted over access rights of the mobile app. The Hong Kong Office of the Government CIO’s (OGCIO) recent creation and launch of the “LeaveHomeSafe” COVID-19 exposure notification mobile app, has garnered media concern over privacy issues regarding the access rights of the mobile app. The concern centred…

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US Cybersecurity agency head fired

No reason given despite securing the 2020 elections. Media outlets have reported US President Donald Trump has fired one of the most senior cybersecurity officials in the U.S. government, Chris Krebs. He served as the director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) since its November 2018. It’s unclear…

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NSW’s invests A$700M digital revolution drive

Australian state sets aside funding for solid digital revolution commitment. The Australian state of New South Wales has announced A$700 million dollars drive a digital revolution for the state as part of the state’s budget. The Budget’s investments in ICT cements the NSW Government’s leadership in government digitisation including in…

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ACSC has observed a sharp rise in cyber criminal activity

By 2030 an estimated 21 billion devices are expected to be connected to the global internet. Abigail Bradshaw, Head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) emphasised the shared responsibility for cyber security across Australian communities, industries, and government. During her speech to the Institute of Public Administration Australia, earlier…

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ASEAN delegates agree to strengthen telco infrastructure and e-commerce

Additional obligations have been included in the RCEP agreement. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Agreement is an agreement to broaden and deepen ASEAN’s engagement with Australia, China, Japan, Korea, and New Zealand. Together, these RCEP participating countries account for about 30 per cent of the global GDP and 30…

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