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Wednesday, November 25 • 12:30 - 14:15
E38: Increase of cybersecurity and the prevention of Cybercrime in Africa

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Internet in Africa is growing faster than in other continents. With the fast growing internet connectivity, the continent can be used as a stepping stone for cyber attacks. Cybersecurity legislation and enforcement measures in the continent are gradually improving. However, it is argued that, although great strides have been made in terms of cybersecurity legislation and policy in Africa, more agile governance is needed. With the increasing dependency on data in the 4IR, proactive measures to train cybersecurity professionals are needed to protect citizens. In addition, even if police forces are able to install technical controls to counter cyber threats, their staff members’ cyber-behaviour may be a weak link in the cybersecurity chain and police forces in Africa will probably not have sufficient training. The cultivation of a cybersecurity culture has been shown to be the best approach to address human behaviour in the cyber domain.

Speakers and Topics:

Researching Cybersecurity in South Africa: Limitations and Solutions, Brett Van Niekerk University of KwaZulu Natal

Africa 4.0: A Continental Network for Fostering the Fourth Industrial Revolution in Africa, Antione Bagula, University of the Western Cape

Cybercrime Governance with special reference to Africa, Joey Jansen van Vuuren, Tshwane University of Technology
A Formal Concept Analysis Driven Ontology for ICS Cyberthreats, Lethabo Maluleke, Stellenbosch University
Cybersecurity legislation, cybersecurity culture

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Lethabo Maluleke

Postgraduate Student, Stellenbosch University
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Bruce Watson

Head of Department, Stellenbosch University
Bruce is Full Professor of Information Science at Stellenbosch University, where is also a member of the Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research (CAIR) and Director of the Centre for Knowledge Dynamics and Decision-Making. He has served as Visiting or Adjunct Professor at various... Read More →
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Joey Jansen van Vuuren

HOD Computer Science, Tshwane University of Technology
Joey Jansen van Vuuren  heads the Computer Science Department at Tshwane University of Technology and Vice Chair of IFIP (Federation for Information Processing) Working Group 9.10. Her research focus on cybersecurity, education, government and policy. She was the coordinator of the... Read More →
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Antoine Bagula

Professor, University of the Western Cape
 Antoine Bagula received a Ph.D. degree in Communication Systems from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden, and 2 MSc degrees (Computer Engineering – Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Belgium and Computer Science - University of Stellenbosch (SUN... Read More →
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Brett van Niekerk

University of KwaZulu-Natal
Dr Brett van Niekerk is a computer science academic at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He is NRF-rated and serves as chair for the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 9.10 on ICT Uses in Peace and War, the co-Editor-in-Chief of the International... Read More →

Wednesday November 25, 2020 12:30 - 14:15 CET
Zoom Room F