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MITA as part of a delegation in Ukraine

MITA has this week been invited to be part of a business delegation to travel to Ukraine with Her Excellence, the President of Malta Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, to continue strengthening the business ties between the two countries.

Publication Date: 19/10/2017 Author: MITA’s delegation in Ukraine

Incident detection as one of the key pillars of cyber security in SMEs

The latest Eurobarometer survey on European attitudes towards cybercrime, requested by the European Commission, indicates a high and increasing level of concern about cyber security across the European Union, in particular with respect to malicious software, identity theft and online and banking fraud.

Publication Date: 19/10/2017 Author: Dr Keith Cilia Debono, MITA Cyber Strategy Consultant

Two weeks of events encouraging the use of coding

This weekend, Malta will joining the rest of Europe in the organisation and celebration of the EU Code Week. This year we celebrate the fifth anniversary from the inception of the Code Week and therefore it will be celebrated over two weeks which will be packed with activities related to coding.

Publication Date: 12/10/2017 Author: MITA

Security monitoring during the Arraiolos Meeting

The Arraiolos meeting is a multinational informal convention of non-executive presidents of European Union member states.

Publication Date: 12/10/2017 Author: Antoine Debono, MITA Solutions Architect – Information Security and Compliance Department

In-country workshops about the European Data Portal

The European Data Portal (EDP) as represented by the Open Data Institute (ODI) and Capgemini Consulting, is currently organising a number of workshops aimed at bringing together the main players involved in the publication of Open Data from across all the European Union member states.

Publication Date: 05/10/2017 Author: Dr Joseph Azzopardi, MITA Manager in Enterprise Data Management

Federation as a Service

The SUNFISH approach to cloud federation aims at filling the gap of a security-centric design of cloud federation. The proposed approach is based on state-of-the-art design principles and technologies that enable secure sharing and management of cloud services.

Publication Date: 05/10/2017 Author: SUNFISH Consortium where MITA is a partner

Cyber security: a relentless challenge for everyone!

Cyber security is a continuously evolving concern, not only for Governments and public entities, but also for the private sector and for individual users.

Publication Date: 01/10/2017 Author: MITA Cyber Security Awareness Team

A life spent evolving with Information Technology

Information Technology has always been around, because people have always used technology that was available to them at the time to communicate with others. JOSEPH D’AMICO has experienced very important times in the evolution of Information Technology.

Publication Date: 28/09/2017 Author: Melvin Farrugia, MITA Social Media, PR & Communications Executive

Getting ready for Code Week 2017!

“Since the beginning of times, humans have created with stone, iron, paper and pencil. Now we live in a different era where we mould our world in code. During Code Week we want to give everyone the opportunity to discover coding and have fun with it. Let’s learn coding to shape our future!”

Publication Date: 21/09/2017 Author: Bernadatte Zerafa, eSkills Malta Foundation Manager

FITA present Braille resources to Malta libraries

The Foundation for Information Technology Accessibility (FITA) has presented the Malta libraries with a Braille copy it produced, of the novel San Ġwann by Ġuzè Galea, in Maltese and a complete copy of the Oxford Dictionary of English in Braille.

Publication Date: 21/09/2017 Author: FITA

My experience as a Student Placement Programme Student!

As with most educational endeavours and university courses, optimal personal growth and professional development are only obtainable if the theory taught in lectures is supplemented with practical experiences and exposure to engaging workplace scenarios.

Publication Date: 21/09/2017 Author: Nathan Chatland, Student with MITA’s Strategy and Business Department

Planting the seeds for a mindset shift in project management

Between the 25th and the 28th of July, NordicIT delivered two Scrum courses at the MITA Innovation Hub in SmartCity.

Publication Date: 14/09/2017 Author: Mario Di Florio, Founder of GozoLab – a Malta-based IT events company

Information Technology - from innovation to utility

Working in the industry for over twenty years, the way in which Information Technology (IT) has emerged from being an innovation to a utility is truly impressive.

Publication Date: 14/09/2017 Author: Pierre Vella, MITA’s Head of the Programme Management Department

Keeping an eye open for cyberattacks

Year 2016 will be remembered for some big moments in the world of cybersecurity, from the largest known distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, ransomware attacks on major healthcare organizations to a phishing attack on the Unites States presidential campaign.

Publication Date: 07/09/2017 Author: Iain Aquilina, MITA Project Leader – Information Security and Compliance Department

An Enterprise Content Management System that aggregates all government related information

The Microsoft SharePoint based Enterprise Content Management System is the underlying platform on which the Government of Malta developed the re-branded GOV.MT presence.

Publication Date: 07/09/2017 Author: Clint Mintoff, MITA Project Manager – Core eGov Programme

An encouraging participation in the first global robotic challenge

Three MCAST students who are studying software development and multimedia software development, have built a robot and competed in the Global Challenge Robot Olympics in Washington.

Publication Date: 03/09/2017 Author: Melvin Farrugia, MITA Social Media, PR & Communications Executive

A fruitful experience of MITA’s study unit

The Dean’s List is by far known as a valuable academic award which distinguishes the academic achievement of students during their years of University.

Publication Date: 31/08/2017 Author: MITA

ISO Certifications in the cybersecurity world

Yet another cyber-attack! We hear about them all the time, we know that they are out there, but the question is how do we keep them there?

Publication Date: 24/08/2017 Author: Allan Formentin, MITA Analyst – Certification Management

Patch Management Governance within Government, the Public Sector and entities

Any software is prone to technical vulnerabilities, which once discovered and shared publicly, can rapidly be exploited by cyber criminals.

Publication Date: 24/08/2017 Author: Nidal Shawish, MITA Senior Technical Services Officer

A new IT National Import System introduced at Customs Department

As part of an ongoing effort to improve their IT systems, on 31st July 2017, the Customs Department, in collaboration with the Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA), launched the New Import and Export System, abbreviated as NIES. The new system replaces NES, the old import system and upgrades the Customs Electronic System.

Publication Date: 17/08/2017 Author: Alex Vella, MITA Project Manager for the Customs Programme

eSkills Malta Foundation kicking off the European Code Week

The eSkills Malta Foundation is Malta’s Code Week Ambassador.

Publication Date: 17/08/2017 Author: Bernadatte Zerafa, eSkills Malta Foundation Manager

A Corporate Financial Management Solution for Government

On 10th July 2017, the Government of Malta (Contracts Department) signed a contract with the Grant Thornton Malta - Unit 4 Consortium for the implementation of a Corporate Financial Management Solution (CFMS) in Government for a total contract value of €11.6 million.

Publication Date: 10/08/2017 Author: MITA Corporate Finance Project Team with the Programme Management Department

Supporting our community through MITA Cares

Six months have passed from when the MITA Cares Committee was setup to drive the agency’s Corporate Social Responsibility.

Publication Date: 06/08/2017 Author: MITA

The case for hosting websites on the cloud

Cloud computing is a term used, or perhaps overused, to refer to the opportunity of traditional computing resources to be made available as a commodity to the public in general.

Publication Date: 03/08/2017 Author: Michel Bugeja, MITA Enterprise Architect – Technology Team

Security information and event management

In some organizations, there is the dire need to manage a large inventory of system logs.

Publication Date: 03/08/2017 Author: Glenn Camilleri, Manager - MITA Information Security and Compliance Department

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