All is set for ICT symposium

Rudo Saungweme

All is set for the Information, Communication Technology, Postal and Courier (ICT) services symposium that is set to kick-start tomorrow at Caribbea Bay, Kariba.

Speaking to Harare Post today, the ICT Symposium organiser, Mamhuze said that the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information, Communication, Technology, Postal and Courier (ICT) Services, Dr Engineer Sam Kundishora would grace the occasion.

"We are really looking forward to the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) symposium. Looking at the cyber threats that have invaded the global world, we found it proper as ICT experts to always be on the alert, guiding each other on how to tackle the cyber threats.

"The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of ICT, Dr Engineer Sam Kundishora will grace the occasion tomorrow and it is going to be a two day workshop. We are expecting a good number of people to come from across the country. ICT experts with the likes of Dout Jolani who is the Founder and owner of ICT consultants, a company that specialises in cyber crime will also be present," said Mamhuze.

A Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe official who spoke on condition of anonymity said that he was really looking forward to the ICT symposium. He indicated that cybercrime bill which will be presented on the ICT symposium is of great interest to him.

"We were invited as Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe to attend the symposium. I am personally looking forward to this symposium, especially the cybercrime bill which is also to be discussed on the symposium," he said.

One NSSA official who also spoke on condition of anonymity said that he anticipated being enlightened on how systems were hacked and how to protect them.

The increased use of technology has led to the increased risk of cybercrime.

The cybercrime has led to business disruptions, online scams, theft from business, theft of data and identity theft.