Africa Cyber Defense Summit 2018
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The World Economic Outlook 2017 has recognized that Africa currently hosts some of the fastest growing economies in the world and that the entire continent is set for a huge economic transformation. Information and communication technology and cyberspace are key enablers of African national visions including Kenya’s Vision 2030 which aims to use science, technology and innovation to transform Kenya into an industrialized and secure middle-income country.
Given the role of ICTs in Africa’s rapid economic growth, cybersecurity breaches and attacks have the potential to slow down development. It is urgent and important to drive vigorous African cybersecurity dialogue and action to enable the continent to secure our critical infrastructure and protect our sensitive data.
It is with this in mind that the Ministry of ICT, Kenya, the International Telecommunications Union and the African Union have partnered with Naseba and the Africa Cyberspace Network to hold the Africa Cyber Defence Summit scheduled for 09-10 July, 2018 at KICC, Nairobi, where over 300 delegates from across Africa and partners from across the globe will sit together address cybersecurity issues, enhance our continental cybersecurity strategies and promote cybersecurity-oriented businesses.