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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

Tech Debate – Cloud and DevOps: A match made in heaven?

A debate has been ensuing for some time on how far the DevOps approach and culture can or​ will permeate the public sector; especially due to the upcoming modernisation of Government IT systems through the new MITA hybrid cloud platform.

Publication Date: 06/09/2018 Author: Daniela Chetcuti, Consultant and Jonathan Cassar, Software Enterprise Architect– Strategic Initiatives Team MITA Programme Management Department.

A €300,000 fund for scholarships in Blockchain and DLT

The Maltese Government has this week launched a €300,000 fund, through which it will be awarding scholarships to students who are interested in expanding their knowledge in Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies

Publication Date: 02/09/2018 Author: MITA

Flipped Learning

The successful use of technology in education is not something new. Most of the students have been receiving education in the classrooms with technological support such as smart boards, projections, tablets and so on.

Publication Date: 30/08/2018 Author: Mansur Akbulut, an Erasmus+ Intern from Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt Üniversitesi. Mansur is an intern with eSkills Malta Foundation.

Government investing €300,000 in Blockchain and DLT scholarships

In the next three years, Government will be investing €300,000 in scholarships related to Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs). Through these scholarships, a number of students will have the opportunity to expand their education at Masters and Doctorate levels.

Publication Date: 30/08/2018 Author: MITA

3D Secure: Safe is now Safer

If you have recently affected an online payment to access a Government of Malta service, you may have noticed an additional step that asks you for a passcode before completing the transaction. In the online payment industry, this additional step is known as 3D Secure.

Publication Date: 23/08/2018 Author: Darren Mizzi, MITA Senior Project Leader within the Core eGov Programme

Sunday is about youth innovation

The second edition of the Innovation and Technology fair will be held on Sunday with the support of MITA. This year the fair will be at the newly refurbished Triton Square.

Publication Date: 23/08/2018 Author: Jasmine Farrugia, National Officer of Kunsill Nazzjonali Żgħażagħ

Business Continuity – Preparing to Recover

Undoubtedly, a huge challenge faced by the management of business operations today is facing risks that have the potential to lead to internal systems failure that jeopardise the availability of the day to day critical functions, which availability is often taken for granted.

Publication Date: 16/08/2018 Author: Nidal Shawish, Senior Technical Services Officer within MITA’s Information Security and Governance Department

YouStartIT#4 – Delta edition – focus on Blockchain and Emerging Technologies

YoustartIT, an accelerator run by the MITA* Innovation Hub (MIH), is a special programme that helps teams with an idea, or just a prototype of their idea, to start a tech business in just four months.

Publication Date: 16/08/2018 Author: Alex Borg, MITA Manager of Innovation Hub

Top Tech Skills in Demand

Technology trends and tech skills in demand change rapidly as time goes by, and sometimes it is difficult to keep up. Those people who want to get into tech need to acquire the right skills at right time.

Publication Date: 09/08/2018 Author: Mansur Akbulut, Erasmus+ student from Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University working as an intern with eSkills Malta Foundation

Don’t get Hooked! How to spot a Phishing Scam

“Phishing” is a common scam where fraudsters or hackers try to literally ‘fish’ by divulging fraudulent emails to “phish” personal information, hoping to steal an individual’s identity and/or compromise his/her device.

Publication Date: 09/08/2018 Author: Raymond Azzopardi, MITA Senior Team Leader

Talking about Blockchain in the Healthcare industry

Blockchain is a technology that creates immutable and distributable data records which are shared peer to peer transactions built from linked transaction blocks and stored in a digital ledger.

Publication Date: 02/08/2018 Author: Brian Muscat, MITA Solutions Architect within the Health Programme

MEA will be hosting MITA’s business-related content on its online portal

The Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA) and the Malta Employers Association (MEA) have signed a three-year agreement, with which MITA will be allocated a prominent space in the MEAINDEX homepage.

Publication Date: 02/08/2018 Author: MITA
 

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