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Singapore Government to get cyber security lab by NEC and Sypris

NEC Asia Pacific and Sypris Electronics have today been awarded a multi-year contract to develop a Cyber Security Laboratory for the Singapore Government.

UK Government launches national Computer Emergency Response Team

UK Cabinet Minister Francis Maude yesterday launched the national Computer ...

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19 March 2014 | News

Canada Shared Services upgrades government data centre security

Shared Services Canada, the Canadian Government’s centralised IT service, is upgrading its data centres’ security with software defined networking and network functions virtualisation for network traffic inspection.

12 March 2014 | News

Australian government instructs transparent handling for citizen data privacy

The Australian Government on 12 March brought into action privacy reforms which will better regulate and bring more transparency to the handling of personal information by public sector agencies. These are the most significant privacy reforms in the country in the last 25 years.

10 March 2014 | News

Vietnam government and Microsoft sign cybersecurity deals

With cybersecurity being a top priority for the Vietnamese government agenda for 2014, the Ministry of Communications and the Vietnam Computer Emergency Response Team have signed two agreements with Microsoft to combat cybercrime.

7 March 2014 | News

Hong Kong reinforces use of digital certificates for e-government

Hong Kong’s 2014 Digital 21 Strategy proposes providing free digital certificates to all Hong Kong residents, allowing the public to use digital public services in a secure manner.

17 February 2014 | News

World Bank approves funding for Myanmar e-government

The World Bank has approved funding to Myanmar to begin putting in place the foundation for e-government in the country, as part of a broader US$31.5 million project to reform Myanmar’s telecommunications sector.

13 February 2014 | News

India to issue e-passports with biometric data by 2015

India is likely to issue electronic passports, embedded with biometric information and a digital signature of a passport official, from next year. It has seen a rise in the number of passports issued annually and expects to issue more than 10 million by early 2015.

11 February 2014 | News

Sri Lankan citizens to get biometric ID cards

Sri Lanka plans to begin issuing biometric identity cards to citizens of the island country this month, said the Commissioner General of the Department of Registration of Persons, R.M.S. Sarath Kumara.

5 February 2014 | News

India and South Korea ink MoU on digital signatures

India and South Korea have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to mutually recognise digitally signed documents for better e-governance, and to facilitate bilateral and multilateral trade.

4 February 2014 | News

NHS rushes to fix website source code error

The UK National Health Service’s Health and Social Care Information Centre yesterday tackled an issue where pages on NHS.uk redirected visitors to pages containing advertising and malware.

29 January 2014 | News

Cyber security remains a priority for Singapore Government

Minister for Communications and Information Dr Yaacob Ibrahim assured the public that cyber security continues to be a priority for the Singapore government. When asked how the government is taking steps to strengthen its IT systems, Ibrahim explained that the country’s cyber defence is constructed in many layers.

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