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Rwanda launches National cyber security awareness

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By Robert Mugabe

newsdesk@greatlakesvoice.com

Kigali-Rwanda-Rwanda Development Board [RDB] has begun the new campaign on cyber security awareness move labeled “Stop, Think, and Click”. The campaign is targeting IT managers, technicians, users and students to minimize hacking harms.

Just after attending the four days seminar of government IT managers, technicians held at Terracom house Kigali, one of the trainee said the training is useful  since many of his colleagues had lost their email passwords as a result of email hacking and spyware attack.

“Its apart of the campaign going on to raise awareness on cyber security in Rwanda. We want the government to be aware and the community alike. It’s a part of five years ICT strategic plan,” Didier Nkurikiyimpfura, Division ICT manager in RDB.

National cyber security is going over the whole internet users to take precautions before they click to every suspicious links that can harm their networks, computers and become victims of hacking, Nkurikiyimpfura added.

This comes as Rwanda is ranked fourth in Africa with high speed internet after Ghana, Kenya and Angola in that order, according to Oo-kla NetIndex latest global internet speed which was released currently.

Though currently with low internet penetration in the continent, Rwanda, the performance places Rwanda at the 103rd in the world with an average speed of 3.03 Mega-bits per second [Mbps]

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