Zambian organization urges telecoms operators to enhance cybersecurity

Source: Xinhua| 2020-05-15 22:15:47|Editor: huaxia

LUSAKA, May 15 (Xinhua) -- A consortium of society organizations on Friday called on telecommunications operators and other digital players to enhance cybersecurity for internet users.

The Working Group on Cyber Laws and Digital Security in Zambia said the call was in view of increased online transactions due to the outbreak of the COVID-19.

The organizations said some measures such as allowing workers to operate from homes, enabled workers to spend extended time remotely logging into secure computer network systems.

"The working group notes that during these times of distress for individuals and entities, the breach of personal and institutional data is at its weakest point," Vusumuzi Sifile, executive director of the Panos Institute Southern Africa, one of the organizations said.

This made cybersecurity a top priority for everyone using online tools to seek, receive, share, store, manage or process data, he added.

He called on relevant government agencies to focus more on minimizing the chances of cyber breaches and protecting citizens against cybercrime. Enditem