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Government committed to safeguard Cyber Space in Zambia

General News Government committed to safeguard Cyber Space in Zambia

FILE-Transport and Communications Minister Brian Mushimba speaking during the launch of the Connected Car Zamtel service
FILE-Transport and Communications Minister Brian Mushimba speaking during the launch of the Connected Car Zamtel service

Government says it remains keen in protecting the cyber space of the country through formulation of appropriate measures.

Minister of Transport and Communications, Brian Mushimba said government is speaking with other governments in Southern Africa in order to put in place measures that will see fast protection of the cyber space.

Mr. Mushimba cited the e-commerce, Cyber protection and data protection Act bills as some of the measures that will safe guard the country’s cyber space once they are ratified and become laws.

He made the remarks in a speech read on his behalf by Ministry of Transport and Communication Permanent Secretary (PS), Misheck Lungu at the Africa Computer Audit Control and Security International Conference in Lusaka today.

“The hosting of this conference in our Country Zambia for the very first time is an opportunity for government to continue championing the agenda of protecting the cyber space. Let me emphasize the importance of this event by calling on everyone here to share ideas on protecting the cyber space on this platform and not on social media,” he said.

Mr. Mushimba recalled that government has invested productively in the ICT sector as evidenced by the introduction of Smart Zambia Institute and the construction of mobile communication towers in different parts of the country.

Meanwhile, Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) Zambia Chapter President, Chipo Majere said digital revolution is affecting the way information is being disseminated.

Ms. Majere said ISACA Zambia wants to work with the youths in information communications technology systems with the aim of educating them on the need to protect the cyber space.

The two days Africa Computer Audit Control and Security International Conference which closes tomorrow is being held under the theme ‘Building Business Resilience in a Digitally Connected World’.

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10 COMMENTS

    • Cyber this, cyber that.

      There are no secrets worth stealing in Zambia. Stop inventing schemes which will enable you pr1cks to steal even more money.

      Your only commitment should be safeguarding Zambia, stopping theft and corruption, stopping violence, and improving the lives of citizens.

      Stop wasting time please.

    • There are so many people who act like children once they find the keybody and they hid behind the screen, for example, Childish little boy Larry Mweetwa.

  1. Who owns structures built on council land on mwatusanga rd

    Who owns structures built of forestry land on burma rd opposite regiment Catholic church

    Who owns those structures on burma rd next kabwata gym.

  2. Another !diot holding a portfolio he can’t handle, what a bunch of morons and losers for non leadership coupled with a visionless thief as their leader

  3. Political pressure is mounting and this policy will surely be actualized and enforced as a law, soonest, even now i am beginning to feel the noose tightening on some of these online platforms especially for bloggers with diverse views.

  4. Why do pf cadres abhor social media so much? When they hear cyber space,the first thing they talk about is social media.

  5. Zambia needs a cyber counter terror regiment fast. Zambia needs strong cybersecurity because this is where the 21 st century war is heading to.

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