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THE Cyber Security and Data Protection Bill that sailed through Parliament this month will ensure the safety and security of users in cyberspace. Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services Minister, Dr Jenfan Muswere said this in Raffingora last week during the commissioning of a high-speed bandwidth community information centre. Minister Muswere said while Zimbabwe...

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THE government is taking measures, including establishment of a permanent national committee to address challenges of cyber bullying, controlling fraud and cyber theft through mobile phones in the country. This was stated by the Deputy Minister for Communications and Information Technology Engineer Andrew Kundo before the National Assembly here yesterday while answering a question from...

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Vodacom Business has announced a partnership with IT security firm Trend Micro. The partnership will see Vodacom Business’ security solutions expanded to offer Trend Micro’s Worry-Free Services. “When combined with vulnerabilities from organisations shifting rapidly to digitalisation and remote working within the pandemic environment, cybersecurity failure is one of the top risks for businesses around...

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GOVERNMENT ministries are at risk from cyber-attacks amid revelations the remote working exercise meant to curb the spread of Covid-19 was inadequately supported by proper security infrastructure to safeguard vital state information. In a bid to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the workplace, the government, through the Public Service Commission (PSC) instructed all ministries...

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The Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA) has attributed the country’s improvement in cyber security to the national cyber security strategy launched last year. Aaron Nyelesi, Director, Broadcasting and Corporate Communications, said the strategy has improved Botswana’s ranking on the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Global Cybersecurity Index 2020 (GCI). The Index has ranked Botswana 12th out...

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Zambia’s government has enacted the controversial Cyber Security and Cybercrime Bill, despite vehement opposition from civil society and official opposition political party the United Party for National Development (UPND). Government claims the law will help combat cyber crime, coordinate cyber security matters, develop relevant skills and help promote the responsible use of social media platforms....

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Minister of Cabinet Affairs Ambassador Omer Manis has expressed his optimism about the informatics government that will lead Sudan into the twenty-first century. The minister was addressing today at the premises of the Sudanese Standards and Metrology Organization here a preparatory workshop for building and drafting the national strategy for cyber security, organized by the...

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Pan-African telecommunications Group Liquid Telecom has unveiled its cyber security unit which offers end-to-end managed services for digital security solutions. During a webinar hosted by the company, CEO Nic Rudnick said the approach to network security had changed radically since the days of confined networks. With the advent of remote working and lockdown, the protection...