ANTIC takes cyber security crusade to Garoua

24 August 2017
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In continuation of its nation-wide campaign to keep Cameroonians abreast of basic cyber security tips and best practices to be adopted in the cyberspace, the National Agency for Information and Communication Technologies, ANTIC, organised a Public Awareness Raising Seminar on Cyber Security, 29-31 March  2017, in Garoua, for the population of the North Region.

Holding under the  theme: "Stop Cyber criminality, together let's bar the way," the seminar was one in a series that has already taken the Agency to other seven regions of the country.


Undertaken in a bid to promote the safe use of ICTs and scale down the incidence of cyber crime in Cameroon, the activity falls within the framework of ANTIC's mission of regulating electronic security activities, as spelled out in Article 7 of the 2010 Law on Cyber security and Cyber criminality.


For three days running, the over 400 participants at the seminar drawn from all walks of life were drilled on  how to identify and pre-empt cybercrimes, legal measures to be undertaken to seek redress when one falls victim to a cybercrime, and the institutional and technical measures put in place by the Cameroon government to combat cybercrime in the country.


Children and youths constitute the greatest percentage of ICT users in Cameroon, and thus, are most gullible to the risks associated with the usage of ICTs. It is with this in hindsight, that ANTIC took the campaign to three schools in Garoua. In Government Primary school Plateau, Government Bilingual High School Garoua and Government Technical High School Marouaré,  pupils and students were schooled on basic ICT concepts and best cyber security practices with special focus on safe social media usage.  A quiz and award of prizes marked the campaign in schools.


The three-day seminar took place under the auspices of North Regional Governor in the presence of ANTIC's General Manager who delivered a keynote address at the opening ceremony on Wednesday.

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