Africa Cyber Defense Forum 2020

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The Africa Cyber Defense Forum 2020 which took place between 24th and 25th June 2020, brought together open minded, creative, forward-thinking technology experts, entrepreneurs, and individuals at the front line of information security, cyber defense technology, technology review, and business executives under the theme, A More Secure World, More Business Activity, and More Jobs.

This involved intense conversations around the key thematic areas through sessions, panel discussions, innovative technology demos as well as Virtual cyberlympics competition making the conference one of its kind in the African continent. The forum attracted speakers and participants from Africa, Europe, Asia, and America.

Speaking at the conference AFRALTI Director, Mr. William Baraza who was the conference Chairman said, ” One of the challenges of dealing with cyber threats in the region is coordination and collaboration. The Forum endeavored to address this issue by bringing together the key players in this field while at the same time allowing experts from outside the continent to share their experiences and best practice in matters to do with information and data security. This was very valuable especially during this period when the most organization have asked their employees to work from home, students and learning institution have embraced e-learning and commerce are being conducted online.”

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.

ACDF we will continue to spearhead these conversations amongst top-level government leaders, technology experts, business leaders, and other leaders of society to shape a continental, regional, and industry agenda in the African cyberspace.

Watch interview with Interpol Cybercrime Director Craig Jones during the ACDF conference

Africa Cyber Defense Forum 2020 Report