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IT Newslett for Staff - Feb 2019

Feb 2019


Safeguarding Personal Data in Your Care

NP Staff must protect electronic storage and transmission of personal data against unauthorized access, modification, use, disclosure or disposal.

Free Internet services or social media platforms such as SurveyMonkeys, GoogleDocs, OneDrive or WhatsApp are not suitable for official use to collect personal data as the service provider need not comply with our security requirements.


Staff may use FormSG, a GovTech solution, to build customized online forms data collection from individuals. More information on FormSG is available in Dec 2018 Newslett.


When sharing personal data via email, do encrypt or password-protect the attachments, and ensure the email recipient is correct.

For more information on Personal Data handling, please refer to the IM8 Policy on Data Management (in Govt Intranet), and NP Data Administrations Policy.


Email Impersonating Government Agencies on the Rise

Email impersonating Government agencies were observed to be on the rise. Email can easily be spoofed by using a fake display name imitating email address, for example, or, signing off as an agency or hijacking existing email conversations from compromised email accounts.

Spoofed email reported recently contains malicious attachments. When opened, it would download and run malware known to steal passwords and other sensitive data from infected machines.


If you receive any suspicious email purported to be sent from Government agencies, please do not click on any links or attachments in the email and report to immediately.

Getting MeL & PolyMall Ready for April 2019 Semester

Readiness processing for MeL and PolyMall will commence from 18 till 24 March 2019. Your modules would be unavailable during processing.
Student enrolment for MeL and PolyMall will start from 18 April 2019.


Connecting to NPWirelessx for Android Devices

If you have updated your Android OS recently and experience issue connecting to NPWirelessx, you can verify the setting in the NPWirelessx profile.


Please note that “Don’t Validate” must be selected under CA certificate option to connect to NPWirelessx.


You may also click here for the setup details.


System Maintenance

No scheduled maintenance for the month of Feb.


Please email to should you require further information or clarification.

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