The Computer Emergency Response Team of Mauritius (CERT-MU), a division of the National Computer Board operating under the aegis of the Ministry of Technology, Communication & Innovation organised the SADC Capacity Building Workshop on Cybersecurity and SADC Regional Cybersecurity Drill from the 10th – 13th September 2018 in the Conference Hall A, Cyber Tower 1, Ebène in collaboration with the Southern African Development Community (SADC). The main objectives of the 4 days’ event was to build capacity and awareness on cybersecurity, conduct the first SADC Regional Cyber Drill and develop the framework to establish the SADC Regional Computer Incident Response Team. The event was also focused on the authentication schemes the member countries have deployed using the Public Key Infrastructure Technology.
The SADC Capacity Building Workshop on Cybersecurity and SADC Regional Cybersecurity Drill was officially opened by the Honorable Yogida Sawmynaden, Minister of Technology, Communication and Innovation and was attended by some 100 delegates from 14 SADC countries including Mauritius.
The regional SADC Regional Cybersecurity Drill was organized for the first time by SADC Secretariat. The target audience for the drill included IT professionals, System Administrators, Law enforcement officers and IT security professionals. The cybersecurity drill was conducted by the CERT-MU Team from 11 to 12 September 2018 and was attended by 66 delegates from SADC states.