Mauritius Is Top African Country When It Comes To Cybersecurity, New Report

By Staff Published: July 8, 2017, 9:50 am

The second edition of the Global Cybersecurity Index 2017 by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), an agency of the United Nations, measured the commitment of ITU Member States to cyber security and highlighted a number of illustrative practices from around the world.

The survey measures the commitment of countries to cyber security based on five pillars namely: legal, technical and organizational measures, capacity building and international cooperation.

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The data collected shows that developing countries lack well-trained cyber security experts as well as a thorough appreciation and the necessary education on cyber security issues for law enforcement, and continued challenges in the judiciary and legislative branches.

With cyber security taking centre stage globally, it is imperative that companies all over the world implement solutions to provide a safe space for internet users. The increase in internet penetration in Africa brings opportunity but so does it bring threat. A recent attack of the South African Department of Education website sent shockwaves across the country. The website was hacked and according to the department, the hackers posted pictures of decapitated corpses, some of whom were children. There are many other similar attacks throughout Africa

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