Digital Pasifik

Digital Pasifik was launched earlier this week at National Library Te Puna Matāuranga o Aotearoa, hosted by the Australian High Commission. Digital Pasifik is a virtual museum that has opened the doors to the richness and diversity of Pacific culture. The launch was celebrated the Pacific Way with talanoa, food and dance. Hon Jan Tinetti and Hon Poto Williams from …

Pacific Leadership in Internet Governance

Written by Maureen Hilyard Board members of the Pacific Islands Chapter of the Internet Society (PICISOC): 2018–2020 COVID-19 created great upheaval globally but throughout and continuing, the Pacific continues to demonstrate the resiliency that has developed over years of overcoming the many natural disasters that are a constant for the many island communities within the region. One particular IT organisation …

The commitment that led to Coral Sea Cable Repeater ‘R1219’

Blog write-up by Suzanne Moli Orudiana Out there in the deep blue ocean, with it’s location pointed by the red pointer in the first picture, lies repeater “R1219″. Repeater “R1219” has been named “Suzanne Moli Orudiana”. I dedicate this repeater to my Dad, Mr. Reuben Moli, and Father-in law, Fr. Peter Noel Orudiana. Without their support, I would not have …

Cyber Smart Pacific with PaCSON

By Klée Aiken Last month #PaCSON came together to build the #CyberSmartPacific initiative to build awareness on four key ways to step up your digital safety and security! Use a password manager Turn on two-factor authentication Update your devices Check your privacy settings Our first dip into International #Cyber Awareness Month as a network, together we proposed and voted on …

Introduction to IGF for Pacific Women

By Letitia Masaea The Second Pacific Women in ICT Virtual (PICwICT) Meetup saw an introduction to IGF with a panel of regional women IGF experts. A total of 18 Pacific Women in ICT attended to listen, learn and collaborate online. Sylvia Cadena, IGF MAG member and Head of Programs at the APNIC Foundation; spoke on her experience with the Global …

Fiji Police investigation officers attend cyber threat landscape workshop

Investigation officers within the Cyber Crime Unit, Transnational Crime and Intelligence Bureau participated in a Cyber Threat Landscape and Artifacts workshop yesterday. The workshop was facilitated by Cyber Safety Pasifika (CSP) in collaboration with the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) and Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC). Officers joined the Zoom training session from six different locations in the West, …

DC-SIDS meet at the Global Internet Governance Forum

By Maureen Hilyard DYNAMIC COALITION OF SMALL ISLAND DEVELOPING STATES (DC-SIDS) IN THE INTERNET ECONOMY IGF SESSION REPORT — FRIDAY 6 NOVEMBER, 2020 After a welcome by Tracy Hackshaw (Caribbean) and Maureen Hilyard (Pacific)- co-founders of DC-SIDS, a short tribute to the memory of Marilyn Cade was presented to acknowledge a special women who gave so much of her time …

More Awareness by CERT Tonga

CERT Tonga continues its awareness program with the Ministry of Internal Affair at their conference room on Thursday, 5 November 2020. The program was a joint session with one of Tonga’s Get Safe Online ambassadors and staff of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Viliami Fusimalohi. We appreciate the time and opportunity afforded to us by the Ministry of Internal Affair …

A New Standard for Pacific Cybercrime Legislation

In 2016, the government of Vanuatu was rushing to address what was seen by politicians and senior bureaucrats as a rising tide of increasingly intemperate talk, bullying and unwanted information on the internet. This coincided with a global effort by the executive of the International Telecommunications Union, or ITU. Without a mandate from its members, it set out to create a …

Virtual Network Security Workshop for local IT technical engineers

A virtual weeklong workshop conducted by the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) for local IT technical engineers is currently underway. The workshop aims to examine the elements involved in establishing and maintaining security for a network, and building an understanding and familiarity with the operations. Device and network infrastructure will also be examined in the training with a focus …