HACKING attacks have increased exponentially due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to Deloitte PNG.
Deloitte PNG information technology and cyber security specialist Alberto Cimas said they were working with 10 companies to devise strategies on how to facilitate employees working from home.
“Some of them are well-known companies in PNG,” Cimas said.
“We have helped a number of companies recover from hacking attacks.
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SPENDING too much time on Facebook and other social media does nothing to develop face-to-face communication skills in young people, University of Goroka (UoG) Chancellor Joseph Sukwianomb says.
“Face-to-face communication skills are very important in everyday live,” he said.
“Young people who are heavily involved in social media tend to lose those skills.”
Sukwianomb issued this challenge to first-year and continuing students at the UoG during the beginning of the orientation week on Monday
PNG is ranked 165th out of 195 of the most cyber-attack countries of the world because of internet availability issues, according to Datec PNG Ltd.
General manager for training and education Ravichandran Chandran told The National on the sidelines of the PNG Security Congress in Port Moresby yesterday that currently, Government departments and organisations were the most vulnerable.
“The private sector is at least doing something about cyber security,” he said.
“Right now, we are facing some internet availability issues.
“In this condition PNG is ranked 165th.
Larry Tesler, an icon of early computing, has died at the age of 74.
Mr Tesler started working in Silicon Valley in the early 1960s, at a time when computers were inaccessible to the vast majority of people.
It was thanks to his innovations - which included the "cut", "copy" and "paste" commands - that the personal computer became simple to learn and use.
Xerox, where Mr Tesler spent part of his career, paid tribute to him.
"The inventor of cut/copy & paste, find & replace, and more, was former Xerox researcher Larry Tesler," the company tweeted. "Your workday is easier thanks to his revolutionary ideas."