THE number of unlicensed or foreign fishing vessels coming into the country has dropped with the use of a satellite based electronic system, according to the National Fisheries Authority (NFA).
Deputy managing director Noan Pakop told The National on the sideline of the fisheries judicial conference yesterday that previously, there were a lot of unlicensed or foreign vessels coming into the country which was a concern to the communities that relied on marine resources.
THE Government has a national emergency and incident response framework to deal with cyber security matters, according to Information and Communications Technology Minister Timothy Masiu.
He said this after the Government system through the Finance Department was hit by a ransomware attack that left its Integrated Financial Management System (IFMS) vulnerable for a week.
Masiu noted that in 2018, through the initiative of various agencies including the Department of the Prime Minister and National Executive Council, the National Information Communication Technology Authority (Nicta) with support from the Australian government, started a national cyber security centre project.
THE Bank South Pacific Financial Group Ltd (BSP) has warned its customers to protect their accounts’ personal identification number (PIN).
Chief executive officer Robin Fleming told The National that some of the bank’s customers had experienced fraudulent activities in their accounts due to card cloning.
Fleming said police were investigating the matter and the bank was carrying out an awareness for customer protection.
POLICE in Papua New Guinea are warning users of bank cards to be wary of a money laundering syndicate operating in the country after complaints of money going missing from people’s accounts.
Assistant Commissioner of Police Crimes Hodges Ette told The National that a married couple in West New Britain had already been arrested by police after the money which went missing from two personal accounts were traced to their bank account.
The money went missing from the accounts of two Papua New Guineans.
“They noticed money missing from their accounts amounting to K2,000 and K5,000,” he said.
PNG INFORMATION and Communications Technology Minister Timothy Masiu says the Government has endorsed to start the use of cloud services through a whole-of-government approach as part of implementing cost-effective and efficient computing services.
Masiu stressed that government computing costs were an annual headache and the decision to migrate to the cloud was taken as a cost-saving measure as well.
“Government employs about 122,000 people and this is equivalent to tens of thousands of computers, UPSs, software, servers and volumes of data generated and stored with mounting software licence renewal, security and maintenance costs,” he said.
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