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MITA’s AI Hackathon: Implementing artificial intelligence in game development

MITA, in collaboration with the Faculty of ICT, Department of Artificial Intelligence within the University of Malta, and the Google Developers Group Malta Section has organised an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Hackathon.

Publication Date: 06/12/2018 Author: Rebekah Mifsud, MITA Student within the Student Placement Program

Promoting cyber security amongst the youngest members of society

In its drive to raise awareness and boost learning about cyber security and coding, MITA has this week distributed 330 specially designed classroom mats around all state and non-state primary schools for use from Junior Years 1-4.

Publication Date: 29/11/2018 Author: MITA

Putting cyber security at the core of our operations

Cyber Security has become one of the prominent subjects of this technology era, and this is bound to become more important as we increase our activities in the areas of Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning, Quantum computing, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), Internet of Things (IoT) and other prominent technologies.

Publication Date: 22/11/2018 Author: eSkills Malta Foundation

An outstanding Codeweek 2018 for Malta!

'EU Code Week is a remarkable grass-roots initiative where people of all ages can learn about programming, computers and other tech-related activities in an engaging way.

Publication Date: 22/11/2018 Author: Nadette Zerafa, EU Code Week Ambassador and Keith Aquilina Education Coordinator

Think securely and enjoy online shopping this Christmas

Perhaps one may have read Dr Seuss’ book ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’, published in 1957 or viewed the related American Christmas comedy film released in 2000.

Publication Date: 15/11/2018 Author: Dr Keith Cilia Debono, MITA Consultant within the Cyber Security Programme

A great opportunity for our SPP students to learn about Blockchain

MITA is currently working on various initiatives related to distributed ledger technologies and blockchain.

Publication Date: 15/11/2018 Author: Written by Daniel Cauchi, Pierre Zahra, Nigel Alfino and Nicholas Galea, MITA Summer SPP Students

Digigirlz: a better understanding of what a career in technology entails

Digigirlz day events have been designed by the Microsoft Global Diversity and Inclusion team to provide middle and secondary school girls with a better understanding of what a career in technology is all about.

Publication Date: 15/11/2018 Author: eSkills Malta Foundation

How can Artificial Intelligence impact our society?

Technology has transformed our lives and the way we live in as a society. Emails, social media and instant messaging are a few examples of how technology has changed how we communicate with one another.

Publication Date: 08/11/2018 Author: Keith Cortis, MITA Senior Solutions Architect and Christine Spiteri, MITA Software Development with the Programme Management Department

“Technology as means of strengthening public security”

Addressing a press conference themed “Malta, Ngħixu s-Suċċess”, Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation Silvio Schembri explained the budgetary measures that fall under the responsibility of the secretariat.

Publication Date: 01/11/2018 Author: MITA

Challenge, teamwork, and talent in the ever-growing world of cyber security

Two weeks ago, the Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation, Honourable Silvio Schembri, launched the second phase of the National Cyber Security Awareness and Education Campaign for the coming years.

Publication Date: 01/11/2018 Author: Dr Keith Cilia Debono, MITA Consultant within the Cyber Security Programme

MITA enabling Government to reach important milestones

Information technology and the concepts related to it are very dynamic. Therefore, it is imperative that we keep up the pace with the latest technologies, adopt the related legislations and implement the best practices.

Publication Date: 25/10/2018 Author: MITA

Code Week 2018 reaches new records and takes place in 72 countries

EU Code Week 2018 has proven to be the most successful to date. The total number of activities registered is now 41,000, involving hundreds of thousands of participants, most of them in schools.

Publication Date: 25/10/2018 Author: eSkills Malta Foundation

THU and DELTA Summit Information Security assessments and monitoring

The Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA) has recently been entrusted to provide IT services during the Trojan Horse was a Unicorn (THU) Conference and the DELTA Summit held in Malta. To support these events, MITA implemented a state of the art wireless infrastructure.

Publication Date: 18/10/2018 Author: Antoine Debono, MITA Solutions Architect – Information Security and Compliance Department

Launch of a National Cyber Security awareness and educational campaign

Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation Silvio Schembri launched the National Cyber Security Awareness and Educational Campaign, in the presence of the Minister for National Security and Home Affairs Michael Farrugia.

Publication Date: 18/10/2018 Author: MITA

“We want to make Malta a powerhouse of economic innovation”

While addressing the second edition of the Malta Innovation Summit, Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation Silvio Schembri expressed his vision of making Malta a powerhouse of economic innovation.

Publication Date: 18/10/2018 Author: MITA

MITA at the core of the first edition of Delta Summit

MITA has once again been entrusted with the provision of IT infrastructure during a big national event. This time, the Agency was the official IT partner of the Delta Summit which hosted more than 3,700 delegates to discuss blockchain technology.

Publication Date: 11/10/2018 Author: MITA

An important milestone in the introduction of latest technologies within Government

The launching of the MITA Emerging Technologies Lab on the 2nd October marked an important milestone in the introduction of latest technologies within Government.

Publication Date: 07/10/2018 Author: MITA

EU Code Week: 6 – 21 October 2018

Learning to code helps us to make sense of the rapidly changing world around us, expands our understanding of how the technology works, and develop skills and capabilities to explore creative and innovative ideas.

Publication Date: 04/10/2018 Author: MITA

Coding for accessibility

The internet is an essential way to access and provide information and services. Web accessibility allows everyone, including people with disabilities, to perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with the Internet. The same vision of accessibility applies to mobile apps since these tools are quickly becoming part of our daily lifestyle.

Publication Date: 04/10/2018 Author: MITA

MITA launches an Emerging Technologies Lab with an investment of €250,000

The Honourable Parliamentary Secretariat for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation Silvio Schembri inaugurated the MITA Emerging Tecnologies Lab.

Publication Date: 04/10/2018 Author: MITA

MITA providing ongoing support during the THU festival

More than 1,000 delegates from around the world are participating in this week’s Trojan Horse was a Unicorn festival, which is being organised in Malta for the first time.

Publication Date: 27/09/2018 Author: MITA

Tapping into the online security behaviour and perception of Maltese society in cyber space

The use of technology is increasingly forming an integral part of Maltese society. It is changing the way people live, behave and interact in their day to day lives.

Publication Date: 20/09/2018 Author: Dr Keith Cilia Debono, MITA Consultant within the Information Security and Governance Department

MITA takes a key role in the preparation for the THU festival

Trojan Horse was a Unicorn (THU) is a world renown festival that offers great opportunities to members of the creative industry. This year, its organisers have decided to bring the massive festival to Malta.

Publication Date: 20/09/2018 Author: MITA

Industry 4.0 in a nutshell

Some inventions in history have affected the industrial developments directly and started a new era by ending another one. Mankind has started to name these eras with the numbers.

Publication Date: 13/09/2018 Author: Mansur Akbulut, an Erasmus+ Intern from Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt Üniversitesi. Mansur is an intern with eSkills Malta Foundation

US Authorities track down the WannaCry hacker

US Authorities have this week formally charged a North Korean programmer with some of the largest cyber-attacks that have occurred in the last few years, of which also the WannaCry ransomware.

Publication Date: 13/09/2018 Author: MITA
 

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