Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Trends in Africa (*GFCE Initiative)

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Cybil code: GI-13

Status: Ongoing

From: Oct 2015


Themes & Topics



The aim of this initiative by Symantec, the United States of America and the African Union (as members of the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise) is to produce a report that collects and presents detailed technical data on cybersecurity threats and trends in Africa in partnership with African thought‐leaders. This would assess the major trends in the African region in terms of threats to the cyber domain and the potential impact they could have on internet users. Through voluntary country surveys, the report would take stock of the advances in policy and legal frameworks that government authorities have instituted in order to better address the challenges that they face in an increasingly connected world.

The project would aim to establish and bolster relationships amongst stakeholders so that they can share both aggregate and specific cyber threat information. Governments and other interested parties could then utilize this information to identify gaps and to strengthen prevention and response mechanisms to confront the diverse range of cyber threats. The report would provide an opportunity for AU member states to illustrate and emphasize the significant advances and victories in the areas of cybersecurity and combating cybercrime.

For more information please visit the GFCE website

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