Cameroon ICT staff perk up cyber security skills

10 January 2019
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In continuation of efforts to streamline the cyber security aptitude of state personnel in the ICT domain,  a ten-day workshop on "Risks Management and Information System Security Audit"  has gone underway for them in Yaounde


The cyber security capacity building organised by  ANTIC in collaboration with the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation, CTO, commenced 26 November and will run through 05 December 2018. 


Over 30 trainees mostly IT and Telecommunications Engineers drawn from ANTIC, Ministry of Post and Telecommunications - MINPOSTEL, National Advanced School of Engineering,  Cameroon Telecommunications -CAMTEL, Cameroon Postal Services -CAMPOST, Telecommunications Regulatory Board -TRB, and the National Advanced School of Posts, Telecommunication and Information and Communication Technologies -SUP’PTIC, are attending the workshop.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the workshop, ANTIC's Director of Studies and ICT Development, while representing the Agency's Director General, noted that the "course will enable participants to identify potential risks to a business, know how to assess these risks and put in place a plan to manage and deal with them accordingly should they arise."

The workshop is one in a series  previewed in the cooperation agreement signed between ANTIC and CTO in 2016 geared towards strengthening the capacities of ANTIC’s personnel and that of public stakeholders of the ICT sector in Cameroon, he added.

In 2017, over 40 IT and Telecommunication Engineers from ANTIC, MINPOSTEL, DGSN, CAMTEL, CAMPOST, SUPPTIC, ENSP and ART were trained on the Introduction to cyber security, Cloud Computing and Critical Information Infrastructure Protection by CTO experts.

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