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The Mozambican government has said the private sector and academia must get involved in the fight against cybercrime in Mozambique. Academic institutions should seek solutions and test them adequately prior to them being rolled out.
Speaking in Maputo yesterday at the opening of a seminar on cyber security in Mozambique, National Director of Information and Communication Technologies and Projects Constantino Sotomane said in the perspective of ensuring security in infrastructure and protection of computer networks, the government has been debating the need for a national cybersecurity strategy in Mozambique.
Sotomane said that Mozambique was already implementing a law on electronic transactions approved last year, and that the country would soon be in a position to join regional cybersecurity conventions.
Over two days, cyber experts from Mozambique and South Africa have been analysing the cybersecurity landscape and strategies on offer from different sectors.
The event comes as Mozambique recently approved a bill on electronic transactions and as work is being carried concerning the regulations of this legal instrument.
Sotomane stressed that cybersecurity was not just a legal issue, saying that Mozambique was one of the least developed countries in terms of cybersecurity and must work to make cyberspace more secure.Source: Rádio Moçambique