Singapore announces initiatives on AI governance and ethics
Minister for Communication and Information announced 3 initiatives AI governance and ethics: an Advisory Council, a discussion paper by PDPC, and a 5-year research programme.
Singapore and Nanjing deepen collaboration on AI and sustainable urban solutions
Eight MOUs were signed at the 6th Singapore-Nanjing Special Projects Cooperation Panel in Nanjing.
Report: Increase in botnet-assisted attacks, amplification attacks and multi-day DDoS attacks
Experts note an increase in activity by both old and new botnets, growth in the popularity of amplification DDoS attacks and the return of long-lasting, multi-day DDoS attacks.
New Zealand helps small businesses go digital through Taking Care of Business roadshows
Small businesses are encouraged to leverage government
initiatives, especially in the digital space, to improve business operations
MAS issues warning over unauthorised digital token exchanges and ICO
The offer or issue of digital tokens in Singapore is regulated by MAS if the digital tokens constitute products regulated under the Securities and Futures Act.
Korea’s Ministry of Science and ICT holds demonstration for 4 ICT-based public-use devices at the 2018 ICT Commercialisation Festival
The festival provides a platform for collaboration between public institutions, researchers and companies, a platform for showcased devices to gain funding and reach commercialisation, as well as provide opportunities for SMEs involved in the development of such devices to expand their outreach.
Indonesia’s KOMINFO manages RP2.5-trillion USO fund for telecommunications infrastructure
An annual funding of RP 2.5 trillion is
managed by BAKTI for the improvement and construction of telecommunications
infrastructure. The funding is used to widen the coverage of
broadband internet in order to provide connectivity to Indonesia’s remote
Indonesia to produce talents with coding knowledge through the Del Arrbey Coding and Start-up Academy
the launch of the Del Arrbey Coding and Start-up Academy (DACSA), KOMINFO
Minister Rudiantara expressed his appreciation for the efforts to produce
programming and coding talents. Indonesia, he says, is lagging behind its
neighbours and steps should be taken to catch up.
Indian IT Minister: new age tech will generate employment
to the Minister of IT, advancements in technology will create new jobs and
concerns about jobs being displaced are not valid.
Australian Cyber Security Centre urges Australians to protect themselves from VPNFilter Malware threat
Due to widespread infection of the VPNFilter malware, the Australian Cyber Security Centre has warned Australian users to be careful and has given recommendations on how the
citizens can protect themselves from this malicious activity.