The Computer Emergency Response Team of Mauritius (CERT-MU) in collaboration with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) organised the ITU ALERT Cyber Security Drill (Applied Learning for Emergency Response Teams), a five-day regional forum on cybersecurity for the Africa Region at Le Meridien Hotel from the 4th-8th April. It was the third time that this event was held in Africa and a first for Mauritius. The first day was dedicated to a series of workshops on current cybersecurity issues, followed by two days of cyber drill exercises structured around various scenarios involving the most common types of cyberattacks while the sharing sessions provided a platform for cooperation and discussions on cybersecurity and the last two days were dedicated to capacity building session. The cyberdrill exercises were centered on developing threat intelligence capability, malware reengineering and attack scenarios. On the first day there were around 120 participants ranging from IT professionals, system administrators, law enforcement officers, IT security professionals and international delegates. The cyberdrill and workshops were attended by around fifty delegates from all over Africa including Mauritius. The cyberdrill was officially opened by the Honourable Etienne Sinatambou, Minister of Technology, Communication and Innovation.