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  • minx's Avatar
    851 posts since Sep '15
    • No Internet access for public officers' work computers by next June

      Public servants were informed that the change was to guard against cyber-attacks through the internet in a circular from the IDA, Channel NewsAsia understands. 

      • Posted 08 Jun 2016 11:09
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      • Updated 08 Jun 2016 12:26
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      SINGAPORE: To guard against cyber-attacks over the Internet and create a "more secure working environment", the work computers of public officers will have no access to the Internet, Channel NewsAsia understands. 

      In a circular to public servants on Tuesday (Jun 7) which Channel NewsAsia has seen, the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) said officers would still be able to surf the Internet on separate computers or mobile devices - either belonging to the individual or provided by their organisations. 

      It is said that certain ministries are looking into issuing separate computers for those who require Internet access for work.

      The changes will be implemented within a year, or by next June, according to the circular. 

      Channel NewsAsia understands that some services, like Gmail, Dropbox and WeTransfer, have already been blocked.

      - CNA/mz

       

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      Is this good news ? 

  • Queen of sgForums
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    FireIce's Avatar
    262,684 posts since Dec '99
  • wsy1234's Avatar
    1,562 posts since Aug '07
    • a big step backwards for the public sectors. or maybe something not so good is going on in government ?? scare people know about it?

  • Queen of sgForums
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  • minx's Avatar
    851 posts since Sep '15
    • We are all in cyber age.  Work through cyber . . . . Email  . . . . Research info and so on.   How is email going to work without internet access ? 

    • Originally posted by wsy1234:

      a big step backwards for the public sectors. or maybe something not so good is going on in government ?? scare people know about it?

      Possible.

  • Queen of sgForums
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    FireIce's Avatar
    262,684 posts since Dec '99
    • i think wat they meant is access to certain sites

       

      email still works (of cos rite)

      and everything else they need will be on the intranet or only within the office network

      and it's not a new thing

      already exists

       

      just wanna make it more "across the board" i guess

  • minx's Avatar
    851 posts since Sep '15
    • That was what i think,too.   There are jobs that depend a lot on input from internet.  

  • SMB145B's Avatar
    2,114 posts since Dec '12
  • minx's Avatar
    851 posts since Sep '15
    • Is it to prevent dishonourable son surf web then ask people to guess the colour of the garment ?     Ku kooooo .....

  • DanielKhong's Avatar
    16 posts since Jun '16
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