By Brenda Zulu
IDG News Service
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
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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