Mobile telecommunications player, NetOne has partnered with
Potraz to host the Cyber Security Symposium tomorrow in Bulawayo.
The symposium will officially mark the end of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, which ran under the theme “Safe Surfing”.
The month-long awareness program, a brainchild of the Ministry of
Information, Communication, Technology and Courier Services ran
under several weekly themes, throughout Zimbabwe. The key objectives
were to promote online security and safety, cultivate a cyber-security
culture amongst internet stakeholders and unlock new opportunities for
cybersecurity collaboration and information sharing.
Of particular significance during the month-long awareness was the
approval by Cabinet of the Cyber Crime, Security and Data Protection
Bill. The bill will combat cyber-crime and increase cybersecurity whilst complementing the SMART Zimbabwe 2030 initiative.
Safeguarding the National Critical Infrastructure, Child Online Safety, Cyber Security in the Workplace and Emerging Technologies were the cornerstone themes of the 2019 awareness month, discussed in public lectures
The symposium will comprise of a one day program, with breakaway sessions to create a roadmap for adoption by all stakeholders.
According to NetOne,the partnership with POTRAZ marks yet another feat for the company as development-oriented with the impetus on transforming lives and developing communities throughout Zimbabwe.