CYBERCRIMES committed online will soon have a separate national cybercrime task force (NCCTF) to ensure the law is upheld at all times, a Papua New Guinea enforcement officer has said.
Office of Censorship enforcement compliance officer Steven Lapun told a five-day training session in Suva, Fiji, last month that in their efforts to tackle cybercrimes, law enforcement agencies in Papua New Guinea were looking into the possibility of establishing a national cybercrime unit.
The cybercrime and ransomware training session was held in Fiji from Nov 27 to Dec 1.
ST Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Lae has received a furnished library building, complete with e-library installation and two new computers.
The facility handed over by Bank South Pacific’s Lae toptown branch last week has been considered an early Christmas gift for the school.
Head teacher Nicholas Lekung said the original school library had seen any improvements for almost 25 years.
He said the e-library provided all the school resource books in digital format which the students and teachers can use to access information.
“The e-library will not only be accessed by the library’s computers but also through any smartphone, as long as they are within the vicinity of the school premises,” he said.
The National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) under the PNG Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has announced the discovery of a new kind of cyber-attack called the 'HTTP/2 Rapid Reset Attack’.
FortiGuard described the new attack as a Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attack, which it takes advantage of a weakness in the way the HTTP/2 protocol works.
This is a serious problem because it's a previously unknown vulnerability that's being actively used by hackers, meaning it’s a previously unknown and unpatched weakness in the software that hackers take advantage.
PNG DICT Data Governance and Data Protection Policy Validation Workshop Highlights Importance of Data in the Digital Age
In a compelling morning session, the Papua New Guinea Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) hosted a Validation Workshop on Data Governance and Data Protection Policy at the esteemed Hilton Hotel.
DICT Deputy Secretary Policy and Emerging Technology, Mr. Flierl Shongol, set the tone with his acknowledgments and opening remarks, emphasizing the increasing significance of data in the modern world. With the digital age propelling us forward, Deputy Shongol pondered the question, "Why is data important?"
"Data has evolved into an asset, becoming the fuel that drives digital government and development." He went on to liken data to the "oil for development," highlighting its pivotal role in shaping progress.
IT is a challenging task controlling the importation of telecommunication devices that do not meet technical standards and compliance in the country, an executive says.
National Information and Communications and Technology Authority (Nicta) chief executive officer Kila Gulo-Vui said this at the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the PNG Customs Services in Port Moresby yesterday.
“It is a challenge for us the telecommunications regulator to cover all the entry points of imports into the country, Nicta is responsible by law to permit and licence the types of telecommunications devices used in PNG,” he said.
“That is why we are signing this MoU with Customs so they can assist us with monitoring the importation of telecommunication devices that are accepted in the country and the devices that are prohibited.”
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