Monday 5 December 2016

Emerging Economy Cyber Alerts - December 5, 2016

their legislation today could be yours tomorrow

Thai flag and map

A panel of Thailand’s National Reform Steering Assembly (NRSA) has proposed that cybersecurity policy and operation be handled by the nation’s military and police officers. The proposal, part of a larger cybersecurity study, was approved by the NRSA, 141-1.

Privacy, Surveillance and Censorship
government isn't always on your side

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Germany’s Federal Intelligence Service has received $160 million USD to crack the encryption of messaging services such as WhatsApp and Telegram. Said Chancellor Angela Merkel, “We can not afford to put our hands in our lap and trust in the efforts of others.”

Research and Initiatives
making your world a more cybersecure place

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The Jamaican Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology recently conducted a cybersecurity training for 80 information and communications technology (ICT) experts. “This increased use of technology, not only brings increased opportunities for economic development and growth, but also increased opportunities for cybercrime,” acknowledged Trevor Forrest, senior advisor to the Minister of Science, Energy and Technology.

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An open letter to the United States Congress has requested an investigation into reports of hacking by foreign powers, especially Russia, and its potential effect on the results of the recent American presidential election. The letter was drafted by scholars of cybersecurity, national defense, authoritarian regimes and free and fair elections.

Mexican flag and map 

This week’s Internet Governance Forum in Mexico will focus on human rights and encryption, the 8th topic covered by the UNESCO Series on Internet Freedom. The research presented will provide insight into the connection between encryption and human rights, especially as it pertains to media and communications.

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