Australian Government’s single provider approach exposes risk

Increasing the concentration of data with one data centre provider. AusTender information reveals yet another Government Department has selected the same, single provider that already holds 80 per cent of the value of Government data centre contacts. The Department of Home Affairs has followed a long line of recent Federal…

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Japan’s aerospace industry suffers cybersecurity attacks

Reports indicate the attacks include the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. About 200 companies in Japans aerospace industry have suffered a cyber-attack this week. According to multiple media reports, the attacks include the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, and were thought to be the “actions of a Chinese man”, who is a…

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South Korea uses AI for COVID-19 vaccinations

Providing citizens with important vaccination-related information and support. Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) will use SK Telecom for the development and operation of Nugu Vaccine Care Call, an artificial intelligence (AI)-based service designed to help COVID-19 vaccinations. Nugu Vaccine Care Call is a service where SKT’s AI Nugu…

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Malaysian Government gives Microsoft blessings on its first datacentre in the country

Microsoft will help form the MyDigital Alliance Leadership Council to collaborate on cloud-first and digital-native policy recommendations. As part of the Malaysian Government’s My Digital goals, it has welcomed Microsoft’s agreement to establish its first datacenter region in the country to deliver trusted cloud services locally, with data security, privacy,…

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Australian Government urged to allocate millions towards AI

Tech giant’s conduct was found to be liable to mislead the public. Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) is calling on the Federal Government to allocate A$250 million in the May budget to ensure Australia becomes a global leader in AI research and commercialisation and doesn’t fall behind its international peers.…

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The new normal for Hong Kong

Lam Wai Kau government CIO Hong Kong the need for a smart city to make things easier for citizens. Affected by the epidemic, various industries have been actively accelerating digital transformation, hoping to enhance competitiveness and turn crises into opportunities. Many traditional industries have adopted online business, digital payment, and…

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Australia sees cyber security as a pominent issue

Abigail Bradshaw head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre talks about how the cyber security defensive mission on a standing and given it prominence. In just the last four months Australia has dealt with significant malicious cyber activity associated with SolarWinds, the Acellion File Transfer compromise, and recently the Microsoft Exchange server vulnerabilities, as…

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Singapore amends Postal Services Act to support digital initiatives

Amendments will bring convenience to level the playing field for logistics providers. The Singapore Government will support the growth of e-commerce and the resultant increased use of the postal network for e-commerce items. The Ministry of Communications & Information (MCI) and the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) updated the Postal…

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Food manufacturers must accelerate digitisation

Singapore aims to make going digital simpler for food manufacturers About 1,000 food manufacturers and 50,500 workers can take advantage of the Food Manufacturing Industry Digital Plan (IDP) launched by Low Yen Ling, Minister of State for Trade and Industry, during her visit to Tiong Lian Food Pte Ltd today. The IDP…

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Hackers exploiting multiple vulnerabilities in Myanmar

Political developments and digital crackdowns of the past few months have pitted hacktivists against the Govt. The political developments and digital crackdowns in Myanmar over the past few months have driven citizen and opposition movement toward anonymous channels to communicate. With more than 68 million mobile users in Myanmar, IntSights researchers found…

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