New Microsoft-commissioned study highlights increasing cybercrime threats to governments and current blindspots

While governments are increasingly spending more IT resources and budgets on cybersecurity, there are still blindspots and weak links in their IT management, usage and policies, which makes them vulnerable to cyberattacks, according to an independent study released by research consultancy firm TRPC, titled “Public Data At Risk: Cyber Threats to the Networked Government”. The study reflects that while governments across Asia-Pacific are strategically looking at adopting IT solutions to streamline and enhance the efficiency of their work, management of data and delivery of public services, a networked environment is being actively targeted by cyber threats affecting safety and security of government data, national security, critical infrastructure, and international diplomacy.

César Cernuda: Investing in the next generation

The gaping opportunity divide in Asia means the very best performing education systems in the world are sitting next to the very worst. It seems the divide isn’t as wide as it is deep. This is reflected in the results of the most recent Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). The assessment measures the academic performance of students and compares these results by national average.

Strengthening Trust in a Data-Centric World

Jeff Bullwinkel, Microsoft’s Associate General Counsel for Asia Pacific and Japan, outline the precautions Microsoft has undertaken to ensure that customer’s data in the cloud remains protected and secure.

Building resilient cities

Disasters can strike anywhere, anytime. Michael Thatcher, CTO for Public Sector, Asia, talks about using TV White Spaces, a ‘super Wi-Fi’ that can be deployed quickly and affordably in an emergency scenario.

Building smarter, safer cities of the future with technology

There’s more to making a city safer than deploying more police officers. According to Microsoft’s Guy Ron, National Security & Public Safety Industry Manager of Asia, surveillance information enables city leaders to be more proactive and predictive. Introducing Future-Proofing Cities part 3 of 4.

1200% return on investment for Australia’s Ministry of Defence

Australia’s Defence Ministry’s IT approach has changed from being reactive to more preemptive. Its partnership with Microsoft focuses on processes and people resulting in IT problems being detected early, before end users can be affected them. Read the full case study.