Eighty percent of computers in Africa are infected with a virus, according to IT security solution company Panda Security.
Greeyps will next week host a Cyber-crime & security summit to create awareness on national and corporate cyber threats, protection, and education.
Themed “Secure| Detect | Respond”, the conference will look at how Zimbabwe sees the digital space and cyber security threats and provide solutions. The 7-day event will have different events, made up of an Indaba, Executive breakfast meeting, hacking CTF competition, Innovation pitch night, Child online event, street awareness event.
According to the event website, Zimbabwe’s cyber threat landscape has matured over the years due to the usage & high dependence on ICTs, mobile, cloud, web & desktop applications. The number & impact of cyber-attacks and crimes are on the increase. Hence the conference’s mission is to establish a multi-stakeholder syndicate that brings together industry, Government, and academic interest, in an effort to improve the state of cyber security at both domestic and international levels.
While the date for the second cyber security conference is drawing closer, no speakers have been posted on the website and but the conference organisers have urged a holistic approach by the powers that be on the issues of cyber security.
What makes dealing with cyber crime more complicated here is that according to Techunzipped’s Editor, Mr. Pardon Gatsi, “there is no law that force local companies that have suffered hacking and data breach to tell their clients. There is no concerted effort to report, hence the new cyber bill should force companies that have been hacked to tell the regulator.”