Workshop for AU Member States on Cyber-Strategy, C
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 23 July 2018: The workshop on Cyber strategies, Cyber legislation and Setting up National CERTs started today 23rd July 2018. It brings together one hundred thirty (130) Experts and government officials from forty (40) African Countries including policy makers, Legislators and technical experts involved in Cyber security policy and strategies, Cyber legislation and building CERTs as well as representatives from Regionals Economic Communities (RECs) and international specialized organizations and partners dealing with cyber security.
The Capacity Building workshop organized by the African Union Commission in collaboration with the US Department of State and Internet Society aims at promoting Cyber security culture to enhance confidence in the use of ICTs & Internet within African countries. It will mainly address the development of the international cooperation for a stable and secured global digital space with the focus on building the human and institutional capacity.
The overall objective of this workshop is to sensitize AU Member States on the opportunities and threats of the new digital world and highlight their impact on national security , economy and social wellbeing of the their citizens and provide them with appropriate knowledge to acquire a deeper understanding of the most important areas and foundations of cyber Law, governance, technical and financial resources as well as the operational details of the essential blocs of a national strategy on Cyber Security