Cyber Criminality: Cameroon, Partners Tackle The Growing Threat

A Cape Verde-based firm, Competences Lda, is organising a workshop in the capital, Yaounde, from Monday, September 26, 2016, for national security officials.

 

Cyber crimes have been on the increase over the years in Cameroon, taking on international proportions. As part of efforts to combat this ever-growing threat - which does not only tarnish the image of the country, but also deprives many of their hard-earned earnings - the authorities and partners have been sensitising the public. It is in this light that a Cape Verde-based firm, Competences Lda, will as from Monday, September 26, 2016, hold a training in the Cameroonian capital, Yaounde, for security and other national stakeholders.  

According to a release from Competences LDA, the workshop at the Yaounde Hilton Hotel in partnership with Microsoft will see the participation of police, gendarmerie and customs officers. The awareness-building technical workshop will cover issues of cyber security and the fight against cyber crime. Organisers say workshop participants will be trained on topics such as the challenges of cyber crime, terrorist recruitment and propaganda on social networks, the establishment and organisation of a fighting service against cyber crime, and analyses of big data and crime (forensics.)

The workshop will be an opportunity for participants to familiarize themselves with the challenges in the fight against cybercrime and the tools to efficiently and effectively tackle the phenomenon. Cyber criminality is not only a real threat to Cameroun, but also to most African states, observers note.

Competences Lda guides its customers towards genuine autonomy by transferring technical knowledge adapted to the realities of the African continent. Created in 2004 with headquarters in Praia, Cape Verde, the firm’s primary area of activity is cyber security. It operates only in the government sphere – police, gendarmerie, customs, Special Forces, special services and the Armed Forces.

 

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