Discussants at the Cyber Africa Forum
The initially edition of the Cyber Africa Forum, arranged by cybersecurity specialist, Franck Kl é, in collaboration with the International Cybersecurity Forum and the ECOWAS Commission was hung on Monday, June 7, in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
At the occasion, the President of the Commission, Jean Claude Kassi Brou was bestowed with the Léon Konan Koffi Prize of Honour, called after the Ivoirian Stateman, previous Minister of the Interior from 1981 to 1990, and Minister of Defence from 1990 to 1995.
The Cyber Africa Forum is focused on making cyber security a concern in Africa, and guarantee development is made in business policy and method.
Discussions were held highlighting the significant patterns, practices and dedications in cybersecurity on the continent: digital improvement of the economies versus cyber risk, nationwide and local declarations on cybersecurity methods, in addition to the development of systems for avoidance and security which ends up being a growing number of innovating.
Under the sponsorship of Roger Adom, Côte d’Ivoire’s Minsiter of Digital Economy and Innovation, the Forum was gone to by a number of characters, particularly Sa ïd Oumar Koulibaly, Minister of Post, Telecommunications and Digital Economy of the Republic of Guinea, Dr Zouli Bonkoungou, Commissioner for Telecommunications and Information Technology and a variety of stakeholders in interaction and cybersecurity from the African and global economic sector.
Declaring the Cyber Africa Forum open, Côte d’Ivoire’s Minister of Digital Economy and Innovation stressed the concern his nation provides to cybersecurity by developing an appropriate legal structure to guarantee a protected development of financial environments.
” A law on the security of individual information was passed in 2013, in addition to another on digital deals, while the African School of Technology has, given that 2007, trained 170Engineers It in this regard that the Ivoirian authorities, which I represent, have actually naturally supported the organisation of thisCyber Africa Forum An essential occasion, which promotes the essential recognition and understanding of financial dangers of cybersecurity,” Minister Roger Adom included.
Speaking on behalf of Dr Jean Claude Kassi Brou, Commissioner Dr Zouli Bonkoungou in charge of Information Technology and Telecommunication supported in his opening speech that: to combat versus these dangers in another measurement, intra-African cooperation is profitable. That is why ECOWAS has actually established a cybersecurity program which shows the value of these obstacles for member nations of theCommunity This effort will promote digital improvement security on the continent, and help ECOWAS Member States in making their cyber area safe and secure.”
He likewise remembered that the ECOWAS Cybersecurity Agenda is focused on increasing cyber durability in the area, helping Member States to enhance their cybersecurity capability, securing their the online world and significant info facilities, increasing self-confidence and security in using ICT and efficiently combating versus cyber criminal activity.
The Cyber Africa Forum likewise included the award of difference of the Léon Konan Koffi Prize of Honour on Dr Jean Claude Kassi Brou, President of the ECOWAS Commission.
The Prize is called after the Ivoirian Stateman, erstwhile Minister of the Interior from 1981 to 1990 and Minister of Defence from 1990 to 1995. The reward was gotten on behalf of the ECOWAS Commission’s President by Commissioner Zouli Bponkoungou,.
Apart from the Commissioner for Telecommunication and Information Technology, the ECOWAS Commission delegation to this conference made up Dr Kouam é Raphael Koffi, Acting Director of Digital Economy and Post and Mme Sandra Oulate, Director of Communication.