Sri Lanka CERT CEO Lal Dias honoured with top Award

Published : 12:05 am  August 18, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  2 Comments  |  1,601 views  |  

Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Readiness Team Coordination Centre CEO, Lal Dias was honoured with a top Asia-Pacific Information Security Leadership Achievements (ISLATM) award recently. The award, a recognition of the distinguished information security leadership initiatives, was given at the eighth annual Asia-Pacific ISLA Program Gala Dinner and ceremony in Beijing, China. The ISLA program is held annually by the IT Certification and Security Experts (ISC)² (‘ISC-squared’) (ISC)² in cooperation with the (ISC)² Asian Advisory Board. ISC is the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals and has over 100,000 members worldwide. The... 


EFC to bridge employers knowledge gap on cybercrime with workshop

Published : 12:02 am  August 18, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  239 views  |  

As the estimated annual cost of global cybercrime reaches $ 100 billion, more corporations, are falling foul of employee related computer crime. The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon (EFC) will be conducting a practical computer crime workshop to keep corporates informed about their legal rights and obligations. Last year 84% of the most serious data breaches in the world came from business premises, government institutions and medical facilities. Over one third of those breaches were committed by an employee of that organisation. Such crimes cost organisations over $ 100 billion a year. As Sri Lanka’s industries continue to invest heavily in the latest ICT, the EFC is mindful that there is... 


Zero to WoW in 36 months

Published : 12:01 am  August 18, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  265 views  |  

Digital Commerce Ltd., a company that owns and operates the WoW.lk ecommerce site, Sri Lanka’s largest and most visited online store, recently celebrated its third year in existence, registering a record sale of Rs. 6 million on its birthday. The company had its beginnings in 2011 originally starting out as Anything.lk, Sri Lanka’s pioneer and trailblazing daily deal site. Anything.lk played a catalytic role in the evolution on ecommerce in this country by introducing the concept of deep discounted vouchers online and in doing so, gave many consumers and merchants their first digital experience. In 2012 the company expanded its online offering launching an online mall, displaying over 200... 


Adam Investments’ NetCom launches China’s Lava mobiles

Published : 12:40 am  August 15, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  931 views  |  

Adam Investments Plc’s Network Communication Ltd. this week launched the ‘Made in China’ mobile phone brand Lava to the Sri Lankan market. The new phone saw its debut at the gathering of business partners along with dinner at The Kingsbury. Chief Guest was MP Duminda Silva. NetCom is the sole distributor in Sri Lanka for Lava Chinese brand of mobile phones. The range includes entry level to high end Android touch screen phones, tablet PC and hand-held tablets. The company said Lava is a leader in mobile solutions in South East Asia today. “All phones are very reasonably priced and they all come with a year’s warranty,” a spokesman from Network Communications said. LAVA International... 


SLIIT-CISCO Academy achieves prestige

Published : 12:38 am  August 15, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,754 views  |  

Affirming its status as the leading CISCO Networking Academy in the country, the SLIIT CISCO Networking Academy program has been recognised among the top 10% of instructors globally with accolades for its impressive accomplishments and overall contribution. Faculty at the SLIIT – CISCO Networking Academy have also received prestigious recognition as Expert Level Instructors for 2013 and 2012 consecutively, from CISCO Systems. Of special note is the recognition conferred upon SLIIT Head/ITSD and CISCO Instructor Uditha Gamage by CISCO Systems, for his dedicated and active contribution throughout the past decade towards the success of the CISCO Networking Academy Program. Over the years, the... 


Huawei ships 34 m smartphones in H1; up 62%

Published : 12:00 am  August 13, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  472 views  |  

Reuters: China’s Huawei Technologies Ltd said smartphone shipments in the first half rose 62% year-on-year, as it targets the more expensive smartphone sector dominated by Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc. Shenzhen-based Huawei has shipped 34.27 million smartphones globally in the first six months ending June 30 – about 43% of its annual shipment target of 80 million, according to Reuters’ calculations based on figures provided by Huawei. “We recorded faster growth, with 275% and 550% year-on-year growth in areas such as Middle East and Africa and Latin America the second quarter, respectively,” Shao Yang, vice president of marketing in the consumer business group, told... 


Pyxle scores with seven awards at BestWeb.lk 2014

Published : 12:00 am  August 13, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  627 views  |  

Pyxle, the provider of bespoke software solutions triumphed at the recently concluded National BestWeb.lk Competition 2014 winning seven distinguished awards. Organised by LK Domain Registry, the ‘Best Sri Lankan Website Competition’ is a highly anticipated annual event providing a platform to highlight and reward quality Sri Lankan websites and their developers. BestWeb.lk is also the only national competition which celebrates the brightest and the best Sri Lankan websites. This year too, Sri Lanka websites and developers showcased their unique online web presence, earning prestigious awards, certificates and the opportunity to display the ‘BestWeb.lk’ winner logo in their respective... 


Security experts call for government action against cyber threats

Published : 12:00 am  August 13, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  328 views  |  

Reuters: Alarmed by mounting cyber threats around the world and across industries, a growing number of security experts see aggressive government action as the best hope for averting disaster. Even though some experts are outraged by the extent of U.S. Internet spying exposed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, they are even more concerned about technologically sophisticated enemies using malware to sabotage utilities, wipe out data stored on computer drives, and steal defense and trade secrets. Such fears and proposals on new laws and executive action to counter these threats were core topics this week in Las Vegas at Black Hat and Def Con, two of the world’s largest gatherings for security... 


Sri Lanka Foundation ties up with Computer Society of Sri Lanka

Published : 12:00 am  August 13, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  339 views  |  

Sri Lanka Foundation (SLF), the national centre for leadership education and training under the purview of the Presidential Secretariat, was founded in 1974 (under Act of Parliament Sri Lanka Foundation Law No. 31 of 1973). Hence SLF was a premier non- formal adult education centre in Asia with a specific focus on democratisation through training and dissemination of knowledge. Its areas of training and education include labour relations, gender equity, community development, grass roots leadership, good governance, disaster management, environment and health. Capacity building of civil society institutions and leadership training for community organisations are also major themes of SLF programs. These... 


Mount Lavinia Hotel clinches 2 Gold awards at BestWeb.lk competition

Published : 12:00 am  August 13, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,366 views  |  

Mount Lavinia Hotel, Sri Lanka’s most celebrated colonial mansion with a history spanning over 200 years, was the recent recipient of multiple awards from the prestigious national BestWeb.lk 2014 competition. The Mount Lavinia Hotel site (www.mountlaviniahotel.lk) was adjudged the ‘BestWeb.lk 2014 Overall Gold Winner’ and also received the Gold award for the ‘Best Travel and Tourism Website’. “We are honoured to be recognised once again by the BestWeb.lk Competition,” said Chinthaka Daluwatte – Director Sales and Marketing, commenting on this achievement. “Mount Lavinia Hotel continues to win awards because of our commitment towards embracing overall customer experience, which... 


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