Cyber Smart Pacific week 2021

On the heels of a successful Cyber Smart Pacific campaign last year, Pacific Online has the honour of partnering again with PaCSON and its members for Cyber Smart Pacific 2021.

With the theme Cyber Up Pacific, the community is invited to join four friendly robots to learn to:

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Preliminary analysis and investigation into cyber infrastructure attack

Last week the Government of Vanuatu was the victim of a cyberattack which took down government websites. A Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) officer of the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO), Kensley Joses, says they are currently running a preliminary and analysis investigation.

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Conference to improve Cyber strategies in Vanuatu

A recent 3-day Cybersecurity conference at Warwick, Le Lagon sought to review and improve cyber strategies in Vanuatu.

The conference which was hosted by the Oceania Cyber security Centre, based in Victoria, Australia, saw Government and private sector representatives from the Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) departments attending the event.

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CERT VU steps up to address Cybersecurity Issues

CERT Vanuatu (CERT VU), acting on behalf of the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Vanuatu Police Force (VPF) to collaborate on cybersecurity and cybercrime responses in the country at the VANSEC house.

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International Telecommunication Union addresses Cybercrime

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a United Nations (UN) agency, has held a workshop at Warwick Le Lagon to promote cyber security in Vanuatu.

One of their roles is to assist UN member countries in their ICT journey and facilitate International Cooperation on Cybersecurity. In doing this, they also provide assistance at an International level.

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The road to a national CERT in Vanuatu

In June 2018, Vanuatu launched its national Computer Emergency Response Team, CERT Vanuatu (CERT VU).

The CERT was formed as a result of a cooperative multistakeholder process to enhance and strengthen Vanuatu’s national security. CERT VU continues to pursue its objectives of responding to malicious incidents, promoting cybersecurity awareness, and ensuring the accountability and integrity of Vanuatu’s IP networks.

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Australia and New Zealand: Pacific cyber cooperation

New Zealand and Australian Ministers for Foreign Affairs have announced a joint commitment to partner with Pacific Island countries to enhance our collective cyber resilience.

Both Australia and New Zealand reaffirmed their commitment to work with Pacific Island countries to support an open, free and secure internet that drives economic growth, protects national security and promotes international stability.

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