Cyber Security Event

Initiative

Cyber Security Event

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Organisation:

U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM)

Partners:

George Mason University’s International Cyber Center, National Defense University and the Africa Center for Strategic Studies at Ft. McNair, D.C., multiple federal agencies to include the Departments of Homeland Security, Defense, and State.

Target countries:

Africa

Target groups:

10 military officers from nine African nations

Thematic focus:

address broad issues of cybercrime and cybersecurity while focusing on issues of specific interest to the Lusophone Africa region such as combating cybercrime; mobile phone security; Internet freedom, access, and affordability; and the development of national computer emergency readiness teams, or CERTs.

Activities:

participants visited several government agencies and academic institutions in the national capital region to learn about America’s approach to cybersecurity.

Period:

July 2015

For more information:

www.africom.mil/media-room/article/26509/officers-from-9-african-nations-attend-cyber-security-event-in-washington

 

 

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