Cyber Security Paramount In Digital Era

PARTNERS: Cecil Masiga, Director of Policy Development in the Ministry of Transport and Communications with Jan Sadek at BIGF
PARTNERS: Cecil Masiga, Director of Policy Development in the Ministry of Transport and Communications with Jan Sadek at BIGF

Parliament’s recent approval of a cyber security Act is expected to protect the country and the economy as it accelerates its transition into the digital era.

Delegates at the inaugural Botswana Internet Government Forum (BIGF) held on Thursday in Gaborone noted the importance of the new Act to national cyber security. The Forum was held under the theme “Internet for Development and Unity”.

From all the debates shared at the event, cyber security was the most stressed theme with emphasis being put on creation of infrastructure, policies and the sensitisation of the general public in order to create a society that is vigilant with their use of the internet.

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