Tanzania Reaffirms Commitment to Combat All Forms of Cybercrime | #cybercrime | #infosec

Moscow, Russia: TANZANIA has reaffirmed its commitment and joint efforts in combating all forms of cybercrime perpetrated through Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information, Communication and Information Technology Mr Selestine Kakele gave the assurance at the 17th International Forum of the National Association of International Information Security (NAIIS) that is going on in Moscow, Russia. The three-day forum opened on Monday.

“Tanzania acknowledges the collective efforts made by various nations and international partners in preventing the misuse of ICT for criminal activities. Tanzania has significantly focused on strengthening institutional and legal frameworks aimed at preventing and combating cybercrime.

“Among measures we have taken include the development of a National Cybersecurity Strategy, the enactment of robust cybersecurity laws, and the enhancement of cooperation between government institutions, the private sector, and international partners for the exchange of information and expertise in addressing cyber threats,” emphasised Mr Kakele.

Furthermore, he said the government recognises the critical role of information and communication technology in social, economic, and political development.

“We encourage increased collaboration between countries and international organisations to formulate and implement strategies for countering cyber threats and building legal and technical capacity,” stated Kakele.