Saturday, June 22, 2024

Israeli firm CyGov selected to establish National Cybersecurity Agency


CyGov, an Israeli cybersecurity company offering world-class expertise and strategic advice to governments across the globe, has been selected to advise on the design of Zambia’s first National Cybersecurity Agency.

Following a competitive tender process, CyGov was chosen to construct an action plan for establishing an effective and sustainable National Cybersecurity Agency in Zambia. The project is funded by the World Bank, which is committed to strengthening Zambia’s cybersecurity and building the country’s long-term resilience to digital threats. It is also hoped that the initiative will help boost Zambia’s digital economy as one of the foremost in Africa.

CyGov is the only company wholly focused on answering the cyber security needs of governments and government entities. It helps them to develop a comprehensive, holistic cyber security model to protect their citizens, critical infrastructure, public services and ability to govern.

Cyber-attacks pose an increasing global threat. The recent ‘WannaCry’ worldwide ransomware attack breached networks and systems across 150 countries. According to a recent report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), cybercrime in Zambia has increased by 23% in the last two years.

CyGov is the first company to tackle these trends by merging cutting-edge Israeli innovation with forward thinking on national cyber strategic know-how. CyGov’s team members have worked at the very highest levels of Israel’s national Cybersecurity, spearheading the development of Israel’s National Cyber Agency, the first of its kind in the world.

Yair Solow, CyGov’s CEO commented “The World Bank has recognized that Israel is a best practice country in Cybersecurity, and that developing country governments are asking to learn from Israel’s experiences. The war against cyber threats goes well beyond borders, impacting countries across the globe, and collaboration among countries is key to combatting it.

“We are proud to play an integral role in this effort, by helping Zambia think about and design the right cyber agency to address the ever changing landscape of cyber threats and attacks.”


    • “Africans in Israel are despised and deported while Israeli-owned businesses mint billions off Africa’s back. This long history shows that Africa and Israel are entangled in an abusive, co-dependent relationship.”

  1. NIKUV version. Assume Israel differs with Arab nations, where will our loyalty be ? Israel or Arab countries… Remember UNZA saga under Kaunda during the six day conflict between Israel and Arab nations. UNZA was being built by the Israelites and Kaunda chased them during the war.
    UNZA buildings (ruin) are not complete.

    • Lungu is taking advise from MU7 . Be in the Israelis good books and you can do almost anything and there ain’t much the West can do as the Zionists run Washington.

    • Who gives a monkies about hiding ???
      I can even give OP my address and cell number……….bythe way it is me that has been driving on line petitions to companies not to invest in Zambia under lungu.

    • Really laughable..go and take a walk think Lazy Lungu invented the internet today with the stolen taxpayers is flasing…we have seen this before!!

  2. @ spaka like lilo kaili pass on your number, ati I can even give op my number! Why not pass your real name….what’s stopping you? By the way how are you online petition going?

    • On line petitions going very well indeed.

      We petitioned 23 scandanevian energy companies that attended the energy work shop held in scandanevia recently.
      We had a very positive response , thank you.

      LT have all my details if anyone needs to contact me including my name.

  3. Spaka like lilo behave I know you. Ask your good friend stop it lets behave I don’t want to smoke out of where you bane.

  4. Paid bloggers here want to be experts at every topic. Jay Jay, Mushota sometimes when a topic is outside your league, just let it go we will understand. We know most of you are experts in party cardre material.

  5. Ba NIKUV abwelela kutiwenyerathu… What “cyber attacks” has Zambia ever suffered? They want dictatorship IT backup services, shame

  6. Is simple questioning the government of the day the same things as “bitterness and rage”? Try looking democracy in a dictionary, some PF cadres seem to have forgotten that they came to power on a platform of democracy

  7. if another country is offering security, it means you become their lap dog. We are slowly giving ourselves up for modern colonialism. smh..

  8. Published on Oct 17, 2013

    About 60,000 African migrants have arrived in Israel since 2006, fleeing unrest in their home countries. But upon arrival in the ostensibly democratic country, the migrants have faced intense persecution and have been branded as “infiltrators” by right-wing politicians and activists.

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