ThimphuTech was the first technology blog in Bhutan. We started writing it in 2009, just as broadband and mobile internet started to take off. (Although internet in Bhutan was launched in 1999, it was either super-slow or super-expensive, and was only used by a selected few).

In the blog, we wrote about technology and food, but also about plenty of other stuff. The blog became popular and influential in Bhutan. A companion bi-weekly column -- Ask Boaz -- was published for many years in the Kuensel, Bhutan's national newspaper. (The complete Kuensel columns are available as an ebook, Blogging with Dragons).

We stopped updating the blog when we left Bhutan in 2014, but the information within the posts can still prove useful, and thus we decided to keep it online.

We thank all our readers.
Tashi Delek,
Boaz & Galit.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Special Talk: "Who’s Spying on My Computer: Internet Security in Bhutan"

Rigsum IT & M Announces a Special Talk:

Who’s Spying on My Computer: Internet Security in Bhutan

The increasing Internet usage in Bhutan presents many opportunities but also entails major cyber threats. This talk is an overview of the computer security challenges facing government, corporate, and private organizations in Bhutan.

Speaker: Boaz Shmueli, President and Founder,, USA
Date: Friday, 8th may, 2009, at 4:00pm
Venue: BCCI Hall, Thimphu

This talk is open to the general public. Seats are limited. Interested parties are kindly requested to contact the Rigsum Institute at 321466 or email

Note: To download the presentation slides, you will need to login. To open the presentation, you will need a password. The password was given to the talk participants.

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