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Pacific Women in ICT – Online Safety Commissioner

Anne Dunn-Baleilevuka Commissioner for the Online Safety Commission or OSC, Anne is an executive leader of Fiji’s recently established Online Safety Commission or OSC. The OSC Fijians a space to resolve concerns and complaints with respect to online abuse such as cyberbullying and promote online safety for all Fijians. With a passion for collaboration Mrs Read more…

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Pacific Women in ICT virtual meetup

Last year PICISOC ran a series featuring Pacific Women in ICT; who they were, the work the great work that they did in their communities and their stories. Pacific Women in ICT will be holding its first virtual meetup on Tuesday 22nd September at 6pm Fiji Time. The event is expected to be a virtual Read more…

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Pacific Women in ICT – WITSI Co-Founder

A current member and one of the founders of Women in IT Solomon Islands (WITSI). With the arrival of the undersea cable to Solomon Islands, Letitia has been instrumental in promoting Cyber Awareness to the younger generation during school visits, careers day and Girls in ICT Day events that occurs annually. Letitia is also heavily Read more…

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Board Elections 2020

CANDIDATES FOR THE PICISOC BOARD ELECTIONS SEPTEMBER 2020 The Board of the Pacific Islands Chapter of the Internet Society (PICISOC) wishes to inform members of the upcoming Board election to be opened on the 21st September.  As you are all aware 4 members of the PICISOC board are vacating their roles and therefore the election Read more…

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CERT Tonga Workshop

CERT Tonga held a workshop last week to discuss and share information on Emotet malware and how to mitigate its impact. Participants were ICT practitioners from Government ministries and agencies, public enterprises and boards, private businesses and NGOs. Included in the program was an awareness session on other cyber incidents observed in Tonga and an Read more…

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Cybersecurity website launched in Tonga

A website raising awareness on cybersecurity was launched in Tonga today by the Minister for MEIDECC Hon Poasi Tei. GetSafeOnline Tonga aims to raise awareness about online risks and to educate businesses and individuals on how to protect themselves from online threats such as phishing scams, identity theft, ransomware, malware, and viruses. Publisher notes: The website was launched Read more…

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Vanuatu Set Off To Tackle Cybercrime

View this as originally published on TechInPacific Vanuatu Government is looking to a bird-eye level solution in tackling the cybersecurity and cybercrime issues occurring in the country. What constitutes of cybercrime is that of hacking, identity theft, hate speech, cracking, social engineering, data tampering, programming attacks, and spamming, which disturb the online security of any individual Read more…

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VitiKart Launches, From Vodafone Fiji To Fijians

View this as originally published by TechInPacific Vodafone Fiji has recently launch VitiKart, an online marketplace for users in Fiji and Fijians who stay overseas. According to Vodafone on its website, the platform is ‘Fiji’s best fully-fletched end-to-end online marketplace’ that integrates both local and international payment platforms such as M-Paisa, MasterCard, and VISA credit Read more…

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Fibre switch-over: Surf’s up in Aitutaki

View as originally posted on Cook Island News With yesterday’s internet switch-over, Aitutaki becomes one of the smallest fibre-connected islands in the world.  Intermittent internet on Aitutaki had left some of the island’s residents frustrated this week. The Vodafone service was “very poor” and the Wi-Fi hotspot had been playing up, said resident Regina Potini. Read more…

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GPD launches new toolkit to support inclusive and value-based cybersecurity policymaking

Global Partners Digital (GPD) has launched a Toolkit to support the development and implementation of inclusive and value-based cybersecurity policymaking processes. The Toolkit’s central component is a comprehensive guide for policymakers on involving relevant stakeholders in the process of developing, implementing and reviewing an National Cybersecurity Strategy (NCSS). Other stakeholders may also find the guide useful when considering the Read more…

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InternetNZ and CERT NZ partner to protect New Zealanders

InternetNZ is pleased to announce its security product, Defenz DNS Firewall, is now consuming CERT NZ’s local threat feed. Defenz DNS Firewall protects Internet users from phishing attacks, malware, ransomware and botnets helping to manage online security risks. Defenz already draws on an international cyberthreat feed curated by Akamai which analyses global DNS traffic. The Read more…

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HACK4CHANGE – Developing Software Engineering Skills for PNG

MEDIA RELEASEAugust, 2020Immediate Release On the 24th of July, the first Hackathon Challenge for the PNG Digital ICT Cluster was launched by the Deputy Prime Minister, Hon Davis Steven and also Patron of the association at the Gateway Hotel. The challenge called Hack4Change Be the Problem Solver provides an opportunity to encourage and give direction Read more…

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WanTok Network Announces Acquisition of Telsat Broadband

Click to read as originally published on Wantok Website Port Vila, Vanuatu: WanTok Network has entered into a sale and purchase agreement to acquire Telsat Broadband. Operating across Vanuatu, Telsat Broadband opened for business in 2009, building upon its expertise in wireless transmissions networks, with its Wireless ISP first providing connectivity via mesh network infrastructure and Read more…

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Digicel completes TOP $1.8m LTE upgrade for all sites in Tonga

View this article as it first appeared on Loop News – Tonga Digicel, Tonga’s leading telecommunication and entertainment provider today announced the completion of a major TOP $1.8 million network upgrade. Now all sites are upgraded to LTE network and Digicel Tonga is the first operator to achieve this on the island.Digicel Tonga CEO, Anthony Read more…

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Tuvalu Government signs agreement with Kacific for wide-ranging suite of connectivity services

Nationwide connectivity, trunking, mobile backhaul, marine and back-up services Funafuti, Tuvalu, 22 July 2020 – Kacific Broadband Satellites Group (Kacific) has signed a five-year agreement with the Government of Tuvalu to provide the Pacific Island nation with high-speed broadband internet connectivity via satellite. The bandwidth, supplied by Kacific’s high-throughput satellite Kacific1, will connect agencies, businesses, and communities across Read more…

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