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Cybersecurity lacking in Africa, official says




Cybersecurity lacking in Africa, official says
Cybersecurity lacking in Africa, official says



http://www.networkworld.com/news/2008/082508-cybersecurity-lacking-in-africa-official.html 

By Brenda Zulu 
IDG News Service 
08/25/2008 

Africa will not realize the benefits of IT without improvements in 
cybersecurity, the secretary general of the Common Market for Eastern 
and Southern Africa (COMESA) said today.

Speaking at the International Telecommunication Union's (ITU's) regional 
Cybersecurity Forum being held here this week, Amos Marawa said that IT 
infrastructure must be properly secured before any e-government programs 
are put into place, and he called for better training for members of the 
judiciary and law enforcement in computer forensics. He also called for 
regional cooperation on both legal and technical matters relating to 
cybersecurity.

The aim of the forum is to identify the main challenges faced by 
countries in the region in developing frameworks for cybersecurity and 
critical information infrastructure protection and to share information 
on best practices, according to Marcelino Tayob, head of the ITU area 
office for Southern Africa.

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