Press Release

CALLS FOR INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION IN AFRICA AS CYBER-RELATED RISKS SPIKE DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC – THE BAROMETER REPORT 2020

Nairobi, 26th June 2020: AFRICA CYBER DEFENSE Forum 2020 has become the first of its kind international online experience in the history of Cyber Defense in Africa. This involved intense conversations around the key thematic areas through sessions, panel discussions, innovative technology demos as well as Virtual cyberlympics competition making the forum one of its kind in the African continent attracting speakers and participants from Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Americas.

The Barometer Report 2020

The African threat landscape is continuously seeing a rise in the number of attacks and an increase in several cyber-related frauds in the time of the CoviD-19 pandemic and the cybercriminals are continuously exploiting the situation and targeting healthcare sectors in Africa and across the world.

This report is a summary of the key highlights of the different thoughts and insights from industry experts in a wide range of areas ranging from national security, Africa threat landscape in the eyes of Interpol, risk management, cybersecurity and governance, data protection and privacy in the digital economy among others. This report is available for free at

https://africacyberdefenseforum.com/insights/

About the Report

The report occupies a strategic position in the Forum, as it not only consolidates the different insights but also acts as a source of knowledge for the technology industry in Africa and helps shape the policy of the African region according to the Forum’s Founder and CEO, Mr. Gilbert Nyandeje.

It is shared annually with the different stakeholders and forum participants and this helps to keep the conversation ongoing on what are the necessary measures and recommendations as well as takeaways that can be explored by the Africa policymakers to help pass better policies that encapsulate the voice of the African citizens as far as data protection, safer technology, and privacy among other issues of societal importance are concerned.

About Africa Cyber Defense Forum

THE AFRICA CYBER Defense Forum is a continental platform for public-private cooperation.

The forum through its well-curated and world-class content, engages top-level government, Technology experts, business leaders, and other leaders of society to shape the continental, regional, and industry agendas in the African cyberspace.

Our activities are anchored in our passionate pursuit of better and safer technology and we are seeking to shape the future of information security, cyber defense, and cybersecurity through progressive and inspiring conversations in technology and offering thought leadership to both governments, society, and private sector.

We believe that technology has the potential to bring transformative change in the continent and the society, but we must ensure that it is equally secure. This is why by bringing together experts from all walks of life in a business conscious platform we can make a positive change in our society.

For more information visit africacyberdefenseforum.com

CONTACT:

J.W. Richards

Communications and Program, Africa Cyber Defense Forum

+254 (0) 707 486 002 I richards@africacyberdefenseforum.com