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Get prepared for the next cyber attack

It is a normal day at the airport. Suddenly, the automated check-in machines display a system failure. Travel apps stop working and the agents at the check-in counters cannot operate their computers.

Publication Date: 14/06/2018 Author: MITA Cyber Security and Media Team for Cyber Europe 2018

MITA launches the first Dynamic Purchasing System in Malta

Last week, MITA has ushered a new phase in public procurement by establishing a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for the provision of temporary IT resources, the first of its kind in Malta.

Publication Date: 14/06/2018 Author: Ivan Alessandro, MITA Chief Financial Officer

Government mobile apps – the process behind public service modernisation

In today’s day and age, you can download, install and have a mobile app ready for use with the tap of a button. The speed and simplicity of downloading and using an app is one of the main reasons mobile apps have risen in popularity.

Publication Date: 07/06/2018 Author: Julian Agius, MITA Software Developer within the Mobile Government Programme

Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology – State of Play

Blockchain technology is a recent buzzword and one of the hot topics being discussed locally and across Europe.

Publication Date: 07/06/2018 Author: Daniela Chetcuti, MITA Consultant and Juan-Carlo Attard, MITA Project Leader within the Customs Programme

Perfectly balancing between traditional and digital media

MITA’s primary role within Government is to deliver IT services which are used by Government itself and by citizens.

Publication Date: 03/06/2018 Author: MITA’s Social Media, PR & Communications Team

MITA achieves the Qualified Trust Mark for the Government Certification Authority

MITA is the majority shareholder in the Malta Electronic Certification Services Ltd (MECS Ltd) which is the Certification Authority of the Government of Malta, and is responsible for the operations of the Certification Authority.

Publication Date: 31/05/2018 Author: MITA’s eGovernment and Corporate Solutions Department

Career choices are formed in our school years

‘The eSkills Malta Foundation gave ICT students an excellent opportunity to visit various entities within the ICT sector.

Publication Date: 31/05/2018 Author: Bernadatte Zerafa, eSkills Malta Foundation Manager

An EU Funded project to boost the take-up of Mobile Public Services

In October 2017, MITA started a project with the purpose of increasing the usage and take-up of Government Services that are being made available over mobile devices.

Publication Date: 24/05/2018 Author: MITA

A Knowledge Transfer Seminar aimed at permanent secretaries and ICT public officers

This year’s Public Service Week is being held between Friday 18th and Sunday 27th May. The theme for this year is “Public services reaching everyone everywhere”.

Publication Date: 24/05/2018 Author: MITA

Letting emerging technologies shape our future

Technology has become such an important part of our lives that it is shaping the way we live, how we do things, how we behave and ultimately who we are as human beings.

Publication Date: 17/05/2018 Author: Melvin Farrugia, MITA Social Media, PR & Communications Executive

Launching the Digital Opportunity Scheme

The eSkills Malta Foundation, in association with European Union Programmes Agency (EUPA) have hosted the launch of the Digital Opportunity Scheme for Traineeships on Tuesday, 17th April.

Publication Date: 17/05/2018 Author: Bernadatte Zerafa, eSkills Malta Foundation Manager

Blockchain Research at the University of Malta

Many of the articles and claims about Malta being the Blockchain Island focus on the regulatory structure that is being set up.

Publication Date: 10/05/2018 Author: Dr Jean-Paul Ebejer, Dr Joshua Ellul and Prof Gordon J. Pace

Protection of a Personal Social Networking Account

In today’s cyber world, social networking sites - or as they are also known as social media - are commonly used as online human communication platforms across the globe.

Publication Date: 10/05/2018 Author: Raymond Azzopardi, MITA Senior Team Leader within the Information Security and Governance Department

Seven tech startups in the making at MITA’s YouStartIT accelerator programme

On 17th November 2017 applications opened for startups to join the YouStartIT programme, run by MITA’s Innovation Hub (MIH).

Publication Date: 06/05/2018 Author: MITA Innovation Hub Team

Can Test-Driven Development help us become more agile?

Why is debating so important? Because it trains and challenges the brain to think in different ways. Decades of research show a number of benefits from engaging in a debate.

Publication Date: 03/05/2018 Author: Daniela Chetcuti, MITA Consultant for Talent Management within the Programme Management Department

Stepping-up further MITA’s commitment in Renewable Energy

In line with Government’s policy to step up the use of renewable energy, MITA has undertaken yet another innovative approach to install more photovoltaic panels at the MITA Data Centre in Santa Venera.

Publication Date: 26/04/2018 Author: Wayne Lee Valentine, MITA Head of the Facilities Management Department

MITA hosts a study visit as part of a Council of Europe project

The Council of Europe (Venice Commission), in conjunction with the Assistance Framework Programme that provides “Support to Strengthening Democracy through Electoral Reform in the Kyrgyz Republic” invited MITA to host a study visit with officials from the Kyrgyz Republic.

Publication Date: 26/04/2018 Author: Adrian Avellino, MITA Project Manager for the Justice and Police Programmes

Launch of Guidelines to increase and retain Women in ICT

The eSkills Malta Foundation has successful l aunched the “Guidelines to increase and retain Women in ICT”.

Publication Date: 19/04/2018 Author: Bernadatte Zerafa, eSkills Malta Foundation Manager

Another meaningful initiative organised by MITA Cares

For the second consecutive year, MITA Cares has teamed up with Caritas Malta and Chef Manuel Aquilina to organise a fund-raising activity in aid of the Prison Inmates Programme.

Publication Date: 19/04/2018 Author: MITA

Device Encryption – What it is and why you need it

We are living in an era where widespread connectivity including the Internet and the digitization of assets has become convenient.

Publication Date: 12/04/2018 Author: Glenn Camilleri, Manager - MITA Information Security and Compliance Department

A two-day training on the e-Competency Framework

The eSkills Malta Foundation organised, facilitated and funded a two day eCompetency (eCF) training course in collaboration with the Council of European Professional Informatics Societies (CEPIS).

Publication Date: 12/04/2018 Author: Bernadatte Zerafa, eSkills Malta Foundation Manager

Investing in tomorrow’s workforce

Do you already employ or wish to invest in ICT students? If you have missed the chance to benefit from the Student Placement Programme (SPP) for these last nine years, the 10th year of SPP might be your lucky year.

Publication Date: 05/04/2018 Author: MITA

Helping students understanding the industry

Back in my University days, I always found it a bit challenging to grasp the connection between what was being lectured and the application of the latter within the industry. After 13 years of work experience, it is safe to say that everything I learned was applied repeatedly, either directly or through various team interactions.

Publication Date: 05/04/2018 Author: Darren Mizzi, MITA Senior Project Leader within the Core eGov Programme

MITA puts into play its ‘Digital Heart’ commitment in the Community

Consistent with its ongoing business commitments, MITA strives to contribute further to the Maltese community through a number of tangible Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives.

Publication Date: 01/04/2018 Author: MITA CARES

Implementation of a secure connectivity solution through next generation firewalls

Along the years, MITA always stayed at the forefront in the Information and Communication Technology field by researching, testing, and implementing the solutions that would enable the Government of Malta to achieve its targets in terms of efficiency, productivity, and business continuity.

Publication Date: 31/03/2018 Author: Alan Brincat, MITA Enterprise Architect within the Network Services Team

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