Zimbabwe has received USD 400 000 from the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) to establish a computer research team that will respond to cyber threats, reports Zimtech reported. Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) deputy director general Alfred Marisa said at the Africa Regional Group Meeting in Victoria Falls that Zimbabwe still has a lot of work to do in terms of cyber crime protection.
Marisa said the government will set up a computer institute research committee which will have a national approach on how to respond to cyber threats. Marisa did not give much detail of when the committee would be set up. Zimbabwe is in the process of crafting a Cyber Crime Bill to protect ICT users from internet crime such as theft and fraud. Marisa said the bill will fulfil the international obligations of Zimbabwe on cyber protection and will protect consumers of online services such as banking.