Singapore Security and intelligence division launches official website

The website will help us to recruit Singaporeans from diverse backgrounds. The Security and Intelligence Division (SID), Singapore’s external intelligence agency under the Ministry of Defence, launched its official website (SID.GOV.SG). Established in 1966, SID works closely with government agencies to protect Singapore against external threats and to safeguard our…

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Jio and Google Cloud to collaborate on 5G

Enable billion Indians access superior connectivity. Indian telecom, Reliance Jio Infocomm (a subsidiary of Reliance Industries) and Google Cloud are embarking on a comprehensive, long-term strategic relationship with a goal of powering 5G in enterprise and consumer segments nationwide. In addition, Reliance will also take advantage of Google Cloud’s scalable…

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Cross-border tools to boost Philippines’ digital competitiveness

NPC’s new initiative. The National Privacy Commission (NPC) has issued its first guidance on the adoption of tools which compliments data management and cross-border transfer standards across the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), a move that will help Philippine businesses unlock more gains in the fast expanding digital economy…

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Victims penetrated by phishing had conducted anti-phishing training

Failure of traditional defences in preventing attacks Traditional ransomware defences are failing, with 54 per cent of all victims having anti-phishing training and 49 per cent having perimeter defences in place at the time of attack, according to a recently released report by Cloudian. Citing this and other findings from…

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Worldwide IT spending to grow 9 per cent in 2021

Technology spending enters a new build budget phase. Worldwide IT spending is projected to total US$4.2 trillion in 2021, an increase of 8.6 per cent from 2020, according to the latest forecast by Gartner. “Technology spending is entering a new build budget phase,” said John-David Lovelock, distinguished research vice president at…

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Thye Hua Kwan Moral Charities faces data breach

Singapore charity’s website was hacked The Personal Data Protection Commission (the “Commission”) received a data breach notification on 11 April 2020 from Thye Hua Kwan Moral Charities Limited (“THKMC”), after THKMC discovered that its website was hacked. Investigations revealed that malicious actors had gained access to the web content management…

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Singapore to build a foundation of trust

Government says digital transformation requires security. Singapore will commit another $50 million over the next five years to bolster its digital trust capabilities. According to Josephine Teo Minister for Communications and Information, this initiative will bring together industry players, research institutions, and institutes of higher learning to drive research and…

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Republic of Maldives builds resilience

Embraces technology from for cross-government agency collaboration. The Government of Maldives will look towards technology to help it become more efficient and be better positioned to deliver on their mission service to their citizens. The Republic of Maldives’ vision for technology is to use it to facilitate progress and convenience…

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