October the month of Cybersecurity awareness

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In the bid of enabling an environment for the creation of a knowledge-based society that transgresses across all levels of the society the Ministry of Information Communication Technology and Courier Services is to you an executive breakfast meeting today.

Held every October, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) is a collaborative effort between government and industry to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and to ensure that all Zimbabweans have the resources they need to be safer and more secure online.

NCSAM 2019 is emphasizing on personal accountability and stressing the importance of taking proactive steps to enhance cybersecurity at home and in the workplace. This year’s overarching message – Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT. – is focusing on key areas including citizen privacy, consumer devices, and e-commerce security.

A meeting has been held today at Rainbow towers, which started at 7.30 -11.15 am, running with the theme “Cyber Security our shared responsibility”.

The meeting that was educating people on the importance of cybersecurity to the people and pushing the vision of ‘October the month of cybersecurity awareness’ something that is being done globally.

The Ministry of Information Communication Technology and Courier Services has put the event so as bring people together and make them aware of the cyber threats and vulnerabilities, so as to inform them of the measures they can take to secure themselves.

Mr. Cade Zvavanjanja director of Cybersecurity and forensics gave 5 things they are going to address to secure cyberspace. Working on the legal and regulatory processes, technical capacity, the balance of payment in terms of cybersecurity, awareness thus making children aware and increase corporations among stakeholders.

They want to make sure the drafted bill has been made into official law. The Bill that was meant to provide comprehensive guidelines of what constitutes and what doesn’t constitute to be a cybercrime in relation to the use; of a person’s (electronic) data and electronic transactions.

They want to capacitate the people to be academia so as to have careers as professionals, to be inventors of software’s that are used by people on a global scale from our locality and to be the entrepreneurs to start amazing organizations that becomes a big player in the industry.

To bring a balance in cyberspace as we are importing more software’s than we are exporting if there is one that has been made. We have to make software’s and apps that can be used globally by everyone.

Making the children aware of what they using and be aware of the things they will face so that they are not caught by surprise of something they could have avoided. The children will have to be told about the crimes they may be performing in the cyberspace even when the don’t know they are performing.

Increase cooperation among stakeholders because cyber security goes beyond single stakeholders. stakeholders have to build each other if they want to produce something that will leave a mark globally or nationally

“Yes the government is doing all it can to bring the stakeholders together which is a key thing, another key thing is creating an environment where entrepreneurs can buddy, is creating an where social cohesion can be and those are the key things the government is setting the pace on the environment for people to do what they want” said Mr Zvavanjanja.    

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