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Advisory on Cyber Threat Using COVID-19 Outbreak As Theme

Image by Darwin Laganzon from Pixabay The National Cyber Coordination and Command Centre (NC4) continuously monitor the cyber threat landscape that may affect national security both locally and globally. Following the COVID-19 outbreak, NACSA has observed several scams and malware activities that have employed the COVID-19 theme to lure victims to give out personal information […]

BIG DATA ANALYTICS AND AI IN THE WAR AGAINST COVID-19

By Charles F. Moreira, Editor The completion of the 13-year long, US$3 billion Human Genome Project on 14 April 2003, an international scientific project to determine the base pairs which make up human DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) and to map all the genes of the human genome; provided biotechnologists with valuable resources to help them understand […]

COMING FULL CIRCLE, EVOLVED

By Charles F. Moreira In my around 25 years of writing about computing, communications and information technology, I’ve often encountered the term “creative destruction”, especially in relation to new technologies or technology products, systems or services. In the context of communications and information technology, “creative destruction” can occur when a new and more innovative technology […]

Study identifies skills for more competitive financial sector workforce

A study commissioned by the Institute of Banking and Finance Singapore (IBF) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has set out how data analytics and automation are likely to augment or transform 121 job roles in Singapore’s financial sector over the next 3 to 5 years. The study, conducted by Ernst & Young over […]

Cybersecurity is now a boardroom issue

The past year-and-a-half has been an inflection point in cybersecurity with the battle against lack of awareness among businesses and the public sector largely being won, mainly following the two global ransomware attacks — WannaCry and NotPetya — according to Maninder Singh, corporate VP, cybersecurity services, HCL Technologies. Read the full story at https://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/hcl-and-cybersecurity/article26831242.ece SOURCE: […]

Verifying the food chain using blockchain

From egg suppliers to coffee houses, blockchain technology is being used by businesses in an innovative way, allowing shoppers and diners to check how their produce was sourced and transported. SOURCE: Reuters (42)

Are the fears being spread about 5G real? – Part 1

Image – Geographic distribution of 5G patents – courtesy Godfree Roberts Unz Review By Charles F. Moreira, Editor There are plenty of videos on You Tube and articles online by various people and organisations claiming that 5G (fifth-generation) cellular signal frequencies are dangerous to human health, that 5G technology belongs to China-based telecommunications equipment and […]

Cryptocurrency and Taxes: A Starter Guide

As the 10th anniversary of Bitcoin passes by, murky waters continue to cloud the crypto seascape. Skeptics, supporters and talking heads alike have tabled the same questions that arose when cryptocurrency cannonballed into the public discourse in 2009: How exactly does it work? How can we ensure its security? Which cryptocurrency might emerge as the dominant medium […]

Social media and 5G in focus at Mobile World Congress

Samsung Electronics has unveiled its flagship Galaxy S9 smartphone with an emphasis on visual applications for social media, hoping to attract tech-savvy young consumers to weather a market slowdown. But, as Ivor Bennett reports, from Barcelona, it’s got plenty of competition from others at the Mobile World Congress. SOURCE: Reuters (14)

The socio-politics of crypto

Image: Blockchain illustrated – courtesy Simply Explained – Savjee You Tube channel By Charles F. Moreira, Editor Let me say upfront that I have stayed clear of the exuberance and hype over cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and the over 2,000 others called “altcoins” currently listed on CoinMarketCap.com and others listed on other sites. Also, I […]

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