While protection against cyber attacks from hackers on the internet is critical, organisations should be equally vigilant of internal threats, said Victor Lam, Deputy Government Chief Information Officer of Hong Kong.
Singapore needs to groom more cybersecurity experts and data analysts, said Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for Communications and Information.
National Registration Department of Malaysia has tightened the security of MyKad, a compulsory identity document for citizens, to reduce counterfeit cards, said Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Datuk Dr Wan Junaidi Jaafar.
During a recent IT Security Conference, Daniel Lai, the Government CIO of Hong Kong SAR, emphasised the importance of performing security risk assessments to evaluate the weakness and strengths of their organisation’s IT systems.
The Office of the Government Chief Information Officer, the Hong Kong Police Force and the Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Centre reminded the public last week of the need to stay vigilant of cyber threats.
After a successful roll-out of its self-service facility ‘iCollect’ in April, Singapore’s Immigration & Checkpoints Authority told FutureGov that it plans to progressively extend this convenient service to other secured documents which will benefit more residents.
Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin launched, earlier this week, a national policy document that outlines Malaysia’s strategy for cyber crisis mitigation and response.
Despite the widely known benefits of cloud in the public sector including flexibility and cost reduction, cloud adoption among the European Union member states has been very heterogeneous. The European Union Agency for Network and Information Security recommends developed of a unified strategy for government cloud.
Governments are becoming more aware of their responsibility to make government information available to the public. Australian Information Commissioner, Professor John McMillan, shares with FutureGov his thoughts on changes in the sphere of information policy, privacy and freedom of information.
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) unveiled the newest addition to its website security toolset as part of ongoing efforts to help its 193 member states evaluate and secure their government websites.
State Services Minister Jonathan Coleman and Internal Affairs Minister Chris Tremain announced the creation of a Government Chief Privacy Officer (GCPO) role as additional support to the Government Chief Information Officer (GCIO) in leading various initiatives on privacy and security across the government.
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