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Under the motto, “A Secure Citizen in the Digital Ecosystem”, the city of Maputo is hosting the Second National Conference on Cyber Security (MOZCYBER).
The opening was directed by the Minister of Transport and Communications, Carlos Mesquita.
MOZCYBER aims to assess the challenges of cyber security in Mozambique, define the actions needed to ensure it, and disseminate best practices guidelines.
Event management estimates attendance at more than 500 people from various public and private institutions in the energy, water, telecommunications, transport, finance, state defence and security, justice administration and other sectors.
The first day, Wednesday 13 November, saw participants discuss the outcomes of last year’s conference and the general stage of cyber security in Mozambique. Other themes under the spotlight were cyberattacks and their impact on citizens and critical infrastructures, and citizen support infrastructure and Internet-based services and their impact on citizens’ lives.
Today, the second and last day, topics being addressed relate to the protection and privacy of individual data, especially of children, new technologies and the increasing challenge of cyber security. Coordination and cooperation mechanisms, including efforts being made by various sectors, will also be discussed.
MOZCYBER is an annual forum organised by the Mozambican Communications Regulatory Authority (ARECOM). This year, it has the collaboration of the National Institute of Information and Communication Technologies (INTIC), the Mozambican Association of Information Technology Professionals and Companies (AMPETIC), the National Institute of Electronic Government (INAGE) and companies such as Deloite, Dataserv and mcnet.Source: Savana
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